Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
932 Reviews (932)
5 Stars
575
4 Stars
276
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
879 out of 932 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.5%
Recommend this course
108 out of 122 reviews
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4.5
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
263 out of 285 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
932 Reviews (932)

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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Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

First off Monday

Course in generally great shape, a few wet spots linger. Greens fast and consistent. 2 hours pace of play ! Starter and counter guy very friendly, helpful.
10 degrees warmer would be nice !

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

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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/01/2021

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!

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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course.

Enjoyed it and my group, other than me, had never played it. The wind made it a tough course, even though I aced #12.
I will return. Nice experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/02/2021

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 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/01/2021

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!

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Great Course, Rude Staff

The Raven is a great golf course. We payed the Twilight rate and for the $$, the value was good. Upon arrival, the cart guys were very welcoming. On the other hand when we went to check in and pay, the pro shop attendant was a complete jerk. When it was our time time to tee off, we checked in with the starter. She was a very nice lady and helpful. My recommendation is they should have had an on course marshal monitoring the pace of play. It took us ( a twosome) 2 1/2 hours to play the front nine. Great course but be prepared to be treated like an idiot when checking in to pay. It will be a while before I return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/29/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/29/2021

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 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

We like the golf course. It was in great shape for this time of year. The staff is friendly and helpful. One of our favorites in the Destin area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hurt back on second hole had to leave. I couldn't get a rain check due to purchasing through golf now. Very disappointed!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/18/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have had. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in good shape,although fairways a little wet in places.

Very pleased with my first experience at Raven. Tee boxes were not up to par with condition of the course. Appears the tee boxes have been neglected . Very nice layout . It is a long course, even from the White tees compared to other courses in the area. I will definitely come back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/17/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Raving at Raven

Course was very tough and greens fast. Shots required thought and evaluation before committing. Long, accurate drives were a must and if you're off, it will be a long day. We went through a few balls and we played better than the score showed but it was a fun and demanding 18 holes. Layout was very fair and if we tried to get too risky we paid the price!! Greens were fair and fast. Course was in excellant shape. Hope to play again with better outcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/24/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/15/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/11/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/10/2021

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 Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No balls on the range

Price was way too high for the experience, including no range balls for us to hit (supposedly included with our fee).

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/11/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/12/2021

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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Raven review

Guy checking me in was not friendly at all. Guy letting us on the course was great. Golf course has some wear and tear but overall pretty good

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/05/2021

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 38
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/03/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/03/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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