Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
680 Reviews (680)
5 Stars
419
4 Stars
206
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
96.6%
Recommend this course
648 out of 680 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.5%
Recommend this course
117 out of 120 reviews
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4.5
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.9%
Recommend this course
190 out of 194 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6931 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.8

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers four 18-hole, championship courses designed by three renowned architects. Raven Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., was carefully carved through marshes, native wetlands, and towering pine forests. Jones created a layout that is hailed for being both modern and traditional. It is also notable for how it seamlessly flows into the surrounding nature. The golf course offers plenty of variety both in shot options and visual scenery. The diverse holes are accented by dramatic changes in color and texture throughout the landscape. Water comes into play frequently and there are a number of strategically placed sand traps. Golfers are presented with a myriad of different ways to play each hole, which means thoughtful strategy is a necessity. The golf course's large, undulating greens also make proper club selection essential.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2018 #29)

Reviews

4.5
680 Reviews (680)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 48
Water Hazards 48
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 35
Playing Multiple Courses 26
A Weekend Splurge 24
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 41
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 19

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Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best yet!

Nicest course on the Florida panhandle that I've played. Love the fast and true greens. Great par 3's.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

WINTER GOLF

Golf was good-conditions, considering 3 days of rain, were very good-Greens could be a little quicker.
Staff was very nice

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow

Cart path only. What a slog not worth the price. Green speed galacial

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hi Mark. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jimmy! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A wonderful course

I really enjoyed this course. It was in perfect condition and the greens were in great shape. I loved the wide fairways. I also enjoyed the Links course at the same complex, but that course is a ball eater. For scenery, The Links beats the Raven in my book, but for pure golf, The Raven wins.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/06/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Met Expectstions

In FL for a week and use these reviews to determine my course choices. The Raven didn’t disappoint. Cart GPS is huge plus if never played before. Quite a few strategy shots and course knowledge helps. Fairways were in awesome shape, greens were slick and true.

Really pretty scenery and layout. Staff was great, very helpful. The only “knock” was that a few of the bunkers had standing water, but being December and in the middle of rain very understandable. It wasn’t a big deal.

I have played Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay, and this might be at the top for me. Perfect blend of shot difficulty. Challenging, but if you can get the ball where you want it’s a lot of fun. A definite play if you’re in the area and can go 90-110 for a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best courses

Absolutely loved this course. Course was beautiful and in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Slow pace of play due to 5 in a group..

Club allowed 5 people to play in a group in front of us so pace of play was slow. No Marshall to be seen in 18 holes. 5 players shouldn't be allowed on a course this good.

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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome round - great layout!

Second time I’ve played the Raven- excellent condition Dec 2020. Great layout - this course doesn’t disappoint!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, in very good condition

Course is in excellent condition, fast greens, set up to fool you on many a putt. Clientele are generally very friendly, good to play with. Now, if I can just get my game up to scratch...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There was a 2 hour frost delay...we could not play. We would like a refund!

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Commented on 01/06/2021

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for rating the course 5-stars! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Course is great and always in good condition. Pace of play is always slow. Always. Don’t expect a 4 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course. Please come back soon for another 5-star experience at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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