Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.4
1098 Reviews (1098)
5 Stars
660
4 Stars
338
3 Stars
71
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
92.6%
Recommend this course
1032 out of 1098 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.7%
Recommend this course
102 out of 110 reviews
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4.4
219 Reviews (219)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.3%
Recommend this course
200 out of 219 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

4.4
1098 Reviews (1098)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 50
Water Hazards 50
Forced Carries 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 36
Playing Multiple Courses 26
A Weekend Splurge 24
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 42
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 19

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
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Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/22/2022

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!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2022

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
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/19/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/19/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Not up to par

Aeration of the greens is a normal practice for all golf courses. Typically the course will tell you in advance that the greens have been punched and most courses offer a discount. Raven didn’t do either. We paid full price of $146.00. The golf cart was filthy and had leftover trash. The halfway house was closed and the bathrooms were extremely dirty with bags of trash laying on the floor. Both really disappointing for such a potentially great round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2022

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/06/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2022

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/14/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not what I was expecting

First of all yes it was a hot deal but still more expensive than others on an avverage day. Been wanting to play here for years but expense kept me from it. For what was paid and having to walk so much due to cart path only due to the extreme wet, swampy conditions to then get a warning on the cart monitor about pace of play was a little unnecessary. No driving range, cart path only, and this wasnt mentioned on the notes. Punched greens was so no problem there. Expect that this time of year anyway. If I wanted to walk everywhere I would bring a push cart. At least a heads up would have been nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/06/2022

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2022

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 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 Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. 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

Fun Round

Very nice track, Rained most of round but course drained well. Look forward to next time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/30/2022

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

For the almost $200 we paid last week, you only had car path, grass was socking wet, bad condition to play, and on top, two holes we couldn’t play, as they where cutting grass, trimming etc., as we where playing.
Complete disappointing, for the price we paid.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/22/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/08/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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