Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.6
693 Reviews (693)
5 Stars
430
4 Stars
208
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
96.7%
Recommend this course
661 out of 693 reviews
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4.6
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.4%
Recommend this course
123 out of 125 reviews
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4.6
203 Reviews (203)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.0%
Recommend this course
199 out of 203 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

4.6
693 Reviews (693)

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 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real gem

Doing work on number 10, now. Otherwise in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really enjoyable course

The day started foggy for the first 5 holes. For me the course is just really enjoyable. The greens are quick and true. The fairways are green and well maintained. And the layout is great. The pace of play was 3 hours. How can the round not be enjoyable?

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Raven Jan. 24

The course was in excellent condition for being January. The greens accepted good shots and rolled well. Whenever I play here, I know it will be in good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Really enjoyable course

Pretty good pace of play -4 hours. The only real waiting was on the par 3's. Fairways had a lot of divots in the landing areas but 99% were filled in. Inexplicably I did not land in a divot all day. To me the greens were great. They were a lot quicker than Baytown and they really rolled smooth and true. The course has some really challenging holes. We had about 5 holes of a light to heavy drizzle but it was a good day for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/22/2021

Your feedback is important to us, Roy. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course & beautiful day

They paired me up with 3 other singles. The weather was great, the course was very nice, and the company was wonderful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4-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 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

Hi, Bobby. 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!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good course

this is a really good course. great greens that held shots and rolled true and fast. great layout and nothing tricky

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hello and 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/19/2021

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!

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 month
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 01/19/2021

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 4
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 4
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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 26
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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