Circling Raven Golf Club Appoints New Director of Golf, Head Superintendent

WORLEY, ID – The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and Circling Raven Golf Club recently announced Colin McMahon and Kal Zaranec have been appointed Director Golf and Head Superintendent, respectively.

Most recently, McMahon was head golf professional at The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course, in Spokane, WA. Prior to that, he was first assistant golf professional at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, CA.

“Having worked and gone to school in Spokane, I’ve played Circling Raven close to 50 times,” said McMahon. “Knowing two former golf professionals there, I’ve learned a great deal about the golf club. It’s very popular and never disappoints. This is a wonderful opportunity that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the casino resort has given me. I couldn’t be more motivated to help Circling Raven remain among the top golf clubs in the country and climb to new heights.”

“Kal and I are starting a new era at Circling Raven,” said McMahon, the 2021 Inland Empire PGA Professional of the Year and 2021 Pacific Northwest PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year. “We get to put our stamp on operations and maintenance and doing so simultaneously is an ideal way to start the club’s next chapter in these areas.”

Zaranec worked as Circling Raven’s first assistant superintendent prior to his promotion. He was first assistant superintendent at nearby Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club prior to that. Working with golf courses and turf maintenance has been a lifetime endeavor for him. His uncle was a superintendent at a course in Texas where Zaranec started learning the craft at a young age.

“I’ve known what I wanted to do since I was 10 years old,” said Zaranec. “This is perfect timing to make this transition, and we are committed to providing the exceptional course conditions for which Circling Raven is known.”

“We are confident that Colin and Kal will thrive in their new positions,” said Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “We are excited to have them help Circling Raven continue providing our guests with an exceptional golf experience.”