Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
847 Reviews (847)
5 Stars
523
4 Stars
251
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
95.4%
Recommend this course
804 out of 847 reviews
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4.4
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.6%
Recommend this course
138 out of 149 reviews
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4.5
277 Reviews (277)
5 Stars
179
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.3%
Recommend this course
264 out of 277 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
847 Reviews (847)

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 4
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2021

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2021

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sanded greens….

I would start with saying this is a nice course. I would also say the greens were sanded, the driving range was closed when we arrived for maintenance. Also, at the turn there was no food available and the bathrooms were locked. The only thing that was mentioned when we arrived at the course was the driving range was closed for maintenance. Never did someone mention about the greens or the bathroom closed, nor were there any discounts for any of the above mentioned. Furthermore the only available military discount is for active duty only. Where I do believe this is a good thought of a discount, but what about the retirees that gave up the majority of their adult lives to defend this great country that we live in!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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

Bring a Strong Driver

Had a great time, greens were being sanded, so not “perfect”, but all else was. Realize they gotta do it.

Staff greathotter than blazes, but to be expected in July in Florida. Some bold par fours. I hit a fair to middlin’ driver and there were a few holes par fours i still had work to do to reach, 18 comes right to mind. Ripped a driver, five hybrid which I thought was perfect. Green side bunker short left. Most courses I play I only his hybrid/3-4 irons off the tee unless a par five, used them plenty today.

Design is fun, all kinds of different shots to be had, and between four of us, we had them all. Fairway great, rough not too punishing, good pace. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/29/2021

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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Vacation Course

Played while vacationing about 20 minutes away in Watercolor. Course was in excellent condition, greens were in great shape. Staff/starter were friendly, check in was easy, practice area stocked with free range balls for a good warmup (not that one needs much "warming" up in July!). Beverage cart came by frequently. Overall, zero complaints and would certainly recommend. Island par 3 6th hole was a highlight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/04/2021

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2021

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Make time to play this course!

Great course with lots of distance & challenge for any golfer. Pace of play was steady and we finished 18 holes in about 4 hrs. Starter Jerry gave us insight & lots of information to make our round very enjoyable. Cart refreshments were available and priced fairly. All in all a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning playing an awesome golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 3
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
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Commented on 07/27/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/21/2021

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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent, even in the Rain.

Teed off with another single in the rain for the first 7 holes. Stayed under my umbrella and kept the grips dry. The course was in great shape, rough only for carts, but that’s no big deal. Greens were true and quick only slowed by the rain. Avoided one wet spot on a green due to rain but other then that i have only good things to say.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/19/2021

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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2021

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course

I always try to play Raven when in town. My only “complaint” is that residual sand from either aeration or simple top dressing was present on the greens. They rolled pretty smooth, but seemed slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2021

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 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Yea

Course was in great shape. The pace of play was the fastest I’ve ever had. We were on #13 before we ran into our first group and that was at the 2 hour mark. Even after running into the group in front we still finished in about 3:30.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2021

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
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Top 5 course I've ever played and I've played Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay & TPC Sawgrass was in great condition all around loved the layout!!

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Commented on 07/16/2021

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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Raven

Great course. Definitely on list when we return to Destin. Beautiful lay out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Didn’t play

This website is deceiving !! When I booked it said 7/09 but after I paid it was scheduled for 7/10 and there was no way to stop the payment.. I called the number on the confirmation but no answer!! So I paid for 2 and did not get to play

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with your confirmation number. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/12/2021

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/12/2021

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 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Day. Nice Course

Staff in the pro shop was a bit friendlier today. Starter was nice enough. Got paired with a single & a father daughter combo. Everyone was nice.
Course was still wet, but at least we got to go 90* rule on the fairways. Greens rolled true & were in good condition. Worth the money over the Links & Baytowne courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/09/2021

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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