About Dan Shepherd

Daniel T. Shepherd has been working in the golf industry for more than 20 years. The former editor at Golf Inc. Magazine, he specializes in writing about some of the most compelling courses, resorts and destinations in the game.

Coeur d’Alene Tribe owned Circling Raven brings 3-year business plan to successful fruition

Named for a seminal Tribal Chief, Circling Raven flexes its mighty wings greater than ever. The casino resort and golf club led the state and region, and in some cases the nation, in crucial areas. It was the first casino in America to reopen safely after the pandemic hit in 2020.

By |2021-11-09T20:09:04-05:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Circling Raven Championship Players who earned their LPGA TOUR Membership

Eight Circling Raven Championship Participants Earn LPGA Tour Membership Professional Golfers Springboard from Tournament at CDA Casino Resort to Sport’s Highest Tier for Women Worley, Idaho – As the inaugural Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY News 4 Now approached last August, representatives of the host venue proclaimed early and often that the professional tournament was [...]

By |2021-10-23T08:12:44-04:00October 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Les Borde Golf Club

Golf Inc. Magazine Judges Bestow “Best Clubhouse Renovation” Honor on Les Bordes (France) Critical Distinction Complements Rave Reviews for Newly Opened Course at Renowned Golf Club Saint-Laurent-Nouan, France  – A panel of judges for Golf Inc., the international trade publication that provides owners and operators with industry trends, insights, and best practices, has voted Les Borde [...]

By |2021-10-25T13:46:09-04:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|

Golf Digest ranks The Highland Course at Primland No. 28

The numbers are in from Golf Digest course raters, and The Highland Course at Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, has climbed to No. 28 in the esteemed publication’s biennial compilation - “America’s 100 Greatest of Public Courses, 2021-2022.”

By |2021-10-10T13:04:26-04:00October 10th, 2021|Categories: Virginia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Branson Beckons with Easy Access, Renowned Fall Foliage, Scintillating Shoulder Season Golf

Branson Golf established itself as the nation’s most-compelling rising-star destination through an astounding addition of courses, off-course activities, and more in the recent past. This fall is an ideal time to visit thanks to superb weather, stunning foliage, new amenities and a slew of convenient transportation options. And then there’s the commencement of shoulder season, a time when the courses are less crowded and the value skyrockets.

By |2021-09-20T20:11:50-04:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Missouri|Tags: , , , , |

Primland’s Highland Course

Play Luxury Golf at Primland’s Highland Course Aug. 18 to Sept. 9, Experience Incredible Value MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA – It’s not often you can play a course rated among the top 35 in America (Sources: Golf, Golfweek, Golf Digest) for up to 40 percent off the normal greens fee. But that’s precisely what you can [...]

By |2021-08-17T13:27:31-04:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Virginia|Tags: , , |

Branson Golf: Amenities Ideal for Getaways to Ozarks

Branson Golf Destination Adds New Attraction; Array of Amenities Ideal for Travel Getaways to Ozarks Fastest-Growing, Most-Compelling Venue for Sport in U.S. Ideal for Fun On and Off the 10 Courses Branson, Missouri – What do golfers and anglers have in common? They tend to embellish their performance and results when telling others about them. Certain [...]

By |2021-08-08T11:01:37-04:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Circling Raven Earns Nationally Ranking

Worley, Idaho – Circling Raven Golf Club garnered the No. 19 ranking in “Golfweek’s Best U.S. Casino Courses, 2021,” the annual compilation of America’s finest casino resort golf amenities. The Gene Bates-designed layout has climbed higher in the annual rankings in three of the last four years. Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, it [...]

By |2021-07-21T13:59:18-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Discover Puerto Rico Golf

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico continues to ascend faster and better than its competitors according to statistics. That fact, coupled with the reopening of a favorite Island golf resort (El Conquistador) and best-in-class honors garnered, has positioned the tropical travel destination as one of Americans’ most desired places to visit. Passenger arrivals in May [...]

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