Circling Raven - Worley, ID
Just about every local golfer that I spoke with in Coer d'Alene mentioned Circling Raven as one of their favorite tracks in the area. It was easy to find out why. Circling Raven offers a great test of golf in a scenic and remote setting. Designed by Gene Bates in 2003, the course features a great variety of well designed and fun to play golf holes.
For the 2nd leg of my 36 hole Saturday in Idaho, I teed it up for a nice twilight round. Just about every hole at Circling Raven is out there on its own giving the golfer an "it's just me and this golf hole" type feeling. Since I was playing as a single, it was just me and the Raven... or at least a couple of birdies.
I particularly enjoyed the bunkering on this course as it framed the holes very nicely. I am sure being 4/4 on sand saves for the day helped my appreciation for the beach. If you are ever in Coer d'Alene, put this course on your must play list. It is a steal at $85.