Three NW casino courses among best in the U.S.

Updated: October 3, 2023

A trio of Pacific Northwest golf courses have made the list of the top casino golf courses in the country according to Golfweek.

    Salish Cliffs in Shelton checks in at 17th on the list, while Circling Raven in Worley, Idaho is 18th and Kalispell Golf Club in Spokane is 38th.

Salish Cliffs
Circling Raven

    Continuing its winning streak in the golf course rankings game, Circling Raven Golf Club at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel nabbed the No. 18 spot on “Golfweek’s Best 2023: Top 50 Casino Golf Courses in the U.S.” list.

    Golfweek moved Circling Raven up two spots, keeping it solidly among America’s top 20 casino courses for several years running. Earlier this year, Golfweek raters also honored Circling Raven as “Idaho’s Top Public Course.”

    Other recent accolades include GolfPass Members naming Circling Raven as the No. 1 Golf Course in Idaho for 2023 and Golf Digest dubbing it one of “America’s Greatest Courses” in 2022.

    Circling Raven meanders across 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. The Gene Bates-designed masterpiece measures 7,189 yards from the back tees. In August it hosted the third annual Epson Tour Circling Raven