Circling Raven Retains Dan Shepherd Public Relations to Promote Acclaimed Northern Idaho Golf Club
Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel Amenity Enters 15th Anniversary Season with Specials and Enhancements
(Worley, Idaho) – Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel today announces that it has retained Dan Shepherd Public Relations, LLC (“DSPR”) to create and manage a strategic brand invigoration and marketing communications program for Circling Raven Golf Club, the resort’s sublime, 18-hole championship course designed by Gene Bates.
“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is proud of how well received Circling Raven has been by guests and golfers, and we’re excited to celebrate our upcoming 15th anniversary season with them through several special events, promotions, and enhancements,” said Laura Stensgar, CDA Casino Resort Hotel, Director of Public Relations and Cultural Tourism. “With this milestone, it was an easy decision to retain DSPR to lead our publicity and media relations program because of its strategic expertise working with golf courses, destinations, casino resorts, and Native American business enterprises. Dan was a pivotal partner in establishing a successful program here from 2004-2013; partnering with him now will reinvigorate the Circling Raven brand at a crucial point in its evolution.”
“Staying at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and playing Circling Raven is one of the most rewarding golf experiences in the world,” said Shepherd, who has worked with golf clubs, resorts, and destinations from Kauai to the Alberta Canadian Rockies, Branson to Puerto Rico. “It has everything players value – immaculate conditions, ingenious design, hundreds of acres of gorgeous, undeveloped land surrounding the course, exemplary customer service, and an amenity-rich casino resort hotel for after-golf leisure activities.”
Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is in the scenic Idaho panhandle approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG). The 7,189-yard 18-hole course sprawls magnificently through 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. Its gleaming white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed, and its variety of holes is tremendous. They range from the short, risk-reward par-4 10th hole that tempts golfers to carry the wetlands and reach the green, to the sinewy, dogleg 11th, which is framed by Palouse grasses and uniquely different in terrain and design from the preceding hole.
Many who play the course, which includes a nationally honored retail shop and the excellent Twisted Earth restaurant with bar, claim it as an immediate member of their all-time best golf experiences. Other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n; a variety of hotel rooms and suites; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options, and more. The casino is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation with a planned Spring 2019 unveiling.
Circling Raven Golf Club has garnered numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated as a Top 100 Resort Course, Best in State, and a Top U.S. Casino Course. Its golf shop has won awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance. An array of 15th anniversary season specials and events will be announced in early 2109.
For more information, visit www.cdacasino.com or 800-523-2464.