Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
755 Reviews (755)
5 Stars
468
4 Stars
224
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
96.1%
Recommend this course
719 out of 755 reviews
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4.5
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.4%
Recommend this course
135 out of 140 reviews
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4.5
219 Reviews (219)
5 Stars
146
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.8%
Recommend this course
212 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

4.5
755 Reviews (755)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 04/15/2021

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not Disability Friendly

Course would not alllow me to use disabled flag because of cart path only restrictions. While on course I saw 4 carts driving down fairways. When challenged by me it was stated that because they were members.they were not subject to same rules.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/14/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/14/2021

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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Raven at Sandestin

The course closed due to inclimate weather right as we walked in to Sandestin. Thunderstorms had been present for several hours prior to tee time, so we called 30 min. before arriving. We were told “Oh yeah, we are open”. Sanderson could not cancel the reservation when we arrived and the course was closed. We called GolfNow and a heavy Indian accent male stated he had to call his supervisor and Sandestin before he could credit us for course being closed. We will not use GolfNow for future reservations. Bad experience.

We have played this course many times as we live locally.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Thanks for the review. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our management team at (850) 267-8155. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 13
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 Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/09/2021

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

The pin placement on hole 12 was a joke. The rest of the course fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/29/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the 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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very nice round

Windy and chance if storms, but we were lucky they didn’t develop. Course was wet, however, so range was closed, and cart path only slowed our pace of play. Course was otherwise in very good shape. We did have issues with a couple poor pin placements (#12 specifically, on side of slope where ball wouldn’t hold within several feet), and longer tee boxes weren’t available. Apparently this was done to prevent damage to other boxes/placements to be used for an upcoming Korn Ferry event. All in all we had a very good time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/29/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/31/2021

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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/29/2021

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Five some

There was a five some in front of us. We told the clubhouse at the turn and they told us “we allow five somes”. Took 3 hours to play the back nine as they never let us play through.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/25/2021

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

Beautiful course!

The course is thoughtfully laid out and extremely well kept.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2021

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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/22/2021

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2021

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Rude pro shop staff

We played the course 3 times this week. The condition was very nice and pace of play was excellent. The staff was rude, short snd make you feel as though you are bothering them every time you walk into the pro shop. Never felt more unwelcome in a pro shop
Than here. Ashamed because the golf courses are very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your staff experience is by no means the standard we wish to achieve. We are going to pass along your feedback to our management team. Thanks for visiting 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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2021

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2021

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 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/19/2021

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent Course loved it

This is one of my new favorites on 30A. The course was very well manicured. The course is preparing for the upcoming Korn Ferry tournament next month which might have something to do with the excellent conditions. I loved the course. It's not your typical same old same course where every hole is the same as the next hole. Tree lineage and water throughout the course but it was awesome. Five Stars all day long. I can't wait to play this again. Not real hard either just perfect

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/19/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. 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 Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible staff

We called ahead to let them know we had taken a wrong turn, but we ended up being right on time. Pro shop told us when we got there that we could still go straight to the first tee. As I was about to tee off the starter came up and pulled the 2 of us off the tee and told us that another party would be going ahead of us even though the other twosome was not even there yet. Tried to go to the range to pass the next 30 min but the pro shop rudely stated that the range was closed. At the turn, the concession stand was closed. At 1pm. No lunch for us. Didn’t run into the drink cart again until the 16th hole. Course was in good shape, fun course to play. But there are tons of those. Not playing this one again.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/18/2021

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our management team at (850) 267-8155. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Trac

The staff was friendly, the course was in amazing shape. Greens rolled true, the bunkers were generous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/18/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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