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Idaho's Circling Bargain

February 28, 2012

When I visited the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort two summers ago, I came away thinking it was one of the better bargains around, with peak-season green fees maxing out at $95 on its Circling Raven Golf Course.

Or if you're just interested in golf, basic stay-and-play packages start at $99 a person double occupancy. That includes a round of golf each on the Gene Bates-designed course, plus use of a GPS-equipped cart and the course's expansive practice area.

I'll admit I wasn't DAZZLED by the casino's accommodations when I was last there; I preferred staying at the more upscale Coeur d'Alene Resort just up the road (it's the one with the famous island green). The casino was busily adding 100 higher-end hotel rooms, known as the Spa Tower, during my visit. They're finished now and, on the website at least, they look like an improvement. This is where you stay as part of that All Inclusive deal.

The resort's web site doesn't have a lot of details about the All Inclusive Stay and Play deal as of this writing, but you can call 208-769-2600 and they'll know what you're talking about.

*--Peter Finch

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