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4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7189 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.0

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season April - November
Architect Gene Bates (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Lounge

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Idaho (2019 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mountain West (2018 #3)

Reviews

4.8
9 Reviews (9)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Never lets me down

This course is so much fun to play. And it's gorgeous. The holes are different, so much so that it doesn't seem as if any two are remotely similar. The staff is sharp, the conditions great, and the 19th hole food and bev super. Have played the course about one dozen times (I travel to the area for business), and it never gets old. I only paid $50 for my round as it was an end of season special. But I believe it's about $100 in peak season for 18 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Five Star Experience

If you are looking for the five star experience, this is it!. This course is not for beginners, which is what I consider myself. The carts have top notch-GPS showing your location, distance to the green and tee, a cooler, a ball and club washer-first class! The seven miles of paved trail winds-I don’t think there was straight section of cart path-through a tunnel, over several wooden paths through wetlands, and a bridge over the railroad tracks. The fairways are twisty with frequent choke points, but in excellent shape, as were the greens. The feeling of isolation and being away from it all is really relaxing. Saw a couple of deer at 17th hole too.

On almost every tee shot, you are hitting over tall rough or wetlands, so worm-burners with your driver won’t cut it. Add to that lots of bunkers and a fair amount of wind makes this course challenging for experience players. I was fortunate enough to be pair with two employees from the casino-Wil and Arnet-who were patient, helpful and made experience a very positive thing for me. I’ll be back when I have a little more consistency in my game!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

It is one of my favorite courses to play, great layout and beautiful surroundings

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 217
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun Interior Northwest casino resort golf

Circling Raven is a strong representative of the "resort golf" sector. Golf carts are essentially mandatory due to the spread-out nature of the course, and the course itself leans heavily on some wonderful scenery as a way to linger in the mind of the visitor. The meadowgoing front nine is solid, but the back nine, where every hole is in its own expansive "room," is stronger, with holes like the gliding downhill 15th helping make it fun. It has one of the best pro shops you'll see anywhere, and at less than $100, it is a very good value. When the new nine is built in the coming years, it will feel more like a golf destination unto itself.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent challenging course...don't miss it.

Circling Raven was a real pleasure to play. The design and layout of the course is fabulous. You see the clubhouse on hole 1, 9 and 10. The rest of the time you are of in a golf wonderland of hills and doglegs and just plain great golf holes.
Fortunately we were paired up with a single player who had played the course, was extremely helpful in course tips and an excellent player. He helped make our round a nice treat of a day as well...we stepped our game up instead of bring his down. Along with feeling like you are the only people on the course you also are challenged on every hole. The greens are well kept, roll true and not overly difficult but as usual be below the hole.
There are a few holes with some interesting risk/reward choices of split fairways and angles to the green. The par 3's are lengthy but usually elevated so that helps the distance.
The course also has a casino and hotel on the same property so make a day or even a full night of it and truly enjoy yourself. We are glad we did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 08/21/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful round of golf at Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Thanks for the detailed feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Better than most

I've played the course about a dozen times and it never disappoints. In fact, it's one of my favorites of all time, and I've played hundreds of courses. The reasons I like Circling Raven so much are the design (Gene Bates was the golf course architect), the setting (hundreds of acres with no surrounding development), the price (value), and the vibe. It's laid back and full of nice amenities. The golf shop and restaurant bar at the course are excellent, and the casino resort hotel is nice. My wife had two spa treatments (massage and facial) and said the spa is very good. The price is unreal to play. We only payed $89 for our round, and courses not nearly as good charge double that all over the U.S. When friends ask where they should try new for a golf vacation, Circling Raven is always one of my recommendations. Also, it's not far from Coeur d'Alene Resort Course, which makes for a good one-two punch of courses, although the CDA Resort Course is very pricey compared to Circling Raven.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Loved This Course!

I had played the Coeur D'Alene resort course with island green the day before and enjoyed Circling Raven a little more. Outstanding layout with interesting holes, challenging and perfect condition. Staff was super friendly and about half the price of the other course. Would definitely come back here. Well worth the 30 min. drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Any other day I'd probably love it

I was building this course up to be the best of my week long trip and it turned out to not be my favorite course. The course from Pro Shop to the practice facility to the first tee are in incredible shape. Lots of dedication and professionalism go into the day to day operation of this course.
The day I was there it rained off and on and was booked solid with foursomes. I played with 3 complete strangers who were nice enough but once I rediscovered my fade problem with my driver and 3 wood the on course lessons began. We all know how troubling that is when lessons are given by complete strangers. Well I was getting it from 2 different people. This just frustrated me more and thus soured my experience at Circling Raven.
The course is amazing though. The touch screen GPS in the carts was awesome and well needed. I found the course to be very difficult with narrow fairways, lots of bunkers and trees, and the greens were sloped in every way possible. The greens were recently sanded/fertilized and that had some putts rolling slower than they should, that was a drawback.
They could use some marshals out there, our round took 5 hours. It was brutal. Favorite holes were 3,7, & 12. The beverage cart girl who resembled Jessica Biel was also a welcome sight all 4 times she passed us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course, even better value!!!

This is one of the best courses I have ever played! The greens roll with great accuracy and are always in great condition. The fairways are pristine and yet this course is more than half the price of Couer d'Alene, all because it is a little south and doesn't have a floating gree.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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