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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
94.0%
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4.5
73 Reviews (73)
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4.5
Value
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Layout
4.7
Pace
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Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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4.6
163 Reviews (163)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Desert
Par 72
Length 7078 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.2

Raven Golf Club - Phoenix features a one-of-a-kind round of desert golf. Its fairways are lined with Georgia pine, and its greens have more tiers than one - the kind of golf course that only Gary Panks and David Graham could imagine, and a can't-miss on your next golf trip to Phoenix. Over the ages, the golf club has garnered all sorts of recognition.

The layout features plush, rolling fairways framed by thousands of mature trees, as well as vistas of rugged desert mountains and the Phoenix skyline. The golf course's flexible, strategic design offers a challenge for all players, and the variety it presents will give you the opportunity to use nearly every club in your bag.

That said, the Raven Golf Club - Phoenix might be the perfect place to turn a business trip to Phoenix into a golf trip to Phoenix - it's handy to Sky Harbor Airport and downtown Phoenix.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Graham (1995) Gary Panks (1995) Gary Stephenson (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2017 #25)

Reviews

4.5
921 Reviews (921)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 29
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 58
Water Hazards 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 83
Locals 69
Entertaining Clients 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
Near the Airport 94
Worth the Drive 47

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Overseeding

Charging the same price as usual while overseeding is a scam. There is no notice either that they were overseeding. Be honest to your customers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Hit Or Miss Experience

I have played Raven in the past and it was one of my favorite courses in the Phoenix area. What I did not realize was how much that was dependent on the course conditions. I recently played and given the price of nearly $100 I assumed the course was in good shape.
I was disappointed to arrive and see that the course grass was almost completely dead in preparation for over-seeding,. It is possible to have a good round during over-seed prep if the greens and tee-boxes remain in good condition. We found the greens to be rock hard and many of the teeboxes to be completely under construction with all of the different tee colors pushed all the way forward.
I normally love this course and would have been fine with the round today if we hadn't being near peak rates. $40-50 would have been appropriate, not $100.
Wait until over-seed is done.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

1st time playing this layout, and wasn’t disappointed. Played firm and fast, and course layout was wonderful. 2 complaints…1) no one rakes the bunkers!! 2) course is closing in less than a week for overseeding… you can’t wait a few days before you shut down all the par 3 tee boxes? You’re gonna be closed for 3 weeks… a few days won’t make that much of a difference…

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice course that I will play again

Enjoyed the course, just didn’t have my best stroke going on this day. Will have to comeback in the future to play again. Conditions were fine, but they were replacing some of the tee boxes. Pace of play was fine, but I didn’t feel welcomed by some of the other patrons. Stares and no replies from people I tried being friendly too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyed the layout

Course was in good condition, greens rolled well. The only issues were the sand traps had very little sand. Also, redoing tee boxes on Hole 1 and all 4 Par 3 holes. You have to tee off from the front tees on those holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course value

The course was in great shape. Greens were true and pretty quick. Loved the tree lined fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

Amazing condition and great space between groups. Pace of play was perfect and know one pushing from behind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Monsoon rainfall hurt bunker conditions

We overlooked the bunker conditions due to the recent heavy rainfall. We know they’ll be returning to normal sometime soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf experience

Course is fair for any level of player. I’m a professional and played with two average golfers. We had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

best summer conditions

have played alot of courses around town this summer and most are in terrible. condition , not the raven . greens and ,fairways were great . will be back . .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always good

We Teed off at 6 am on the front 9 but they were also letting people start on the back 9 all morning as well. We finished the front in under 2 hrs and the back took almost 3 because we got stuck behind 6 groups. Frustrating to wait, specially when we get out that early but still one of my favorite courses in the valley.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

value for greens fees

IF all the courses offered thru golfnow were valued as well as this course was, it would make it much easier paying the $100+ for the courses which aren't comparable to the Raven. OF course location is probably an issue as it doesn't have a Scottsdale address But for those of you looking for a nice change from back and forth , mundane layouts , this one is well worth the effort to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for summer

This course never disappoints. The fairways and tee boxes look great however just in expect the greens to be slow and bumpy right now (typical for az summer). The course is playing a bit firm and fast which was very fun for me. There are lots of interesting linksy bumps and swails on the fairway and around the greens thay make things interesting. . Staff is great, service is great. They had a cart girl on a slow weekday which was nice . Raven also always offers free range balls before your round

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

7/17/21

Greens were punched a few weeks ago but rolled pretty true, fairways and tee boxes were in great shape, staff was fantastic, food was great afterwards!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best fairways of the trip!

Looks like a typical municipal course when driving in but once you get into the course, it’s very nice. Pine tree lined fairways made a nice set up. Fairways were like carpet and we were getting 20+ yard run outs of drives. Only negative I had about the course was the punched green. It was like putting over rocks but the fairways made up for it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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