Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.4
1360 Reviews (1360)
5 Stars
806
4 Stars
430
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
Recommend this course
1278 out of 1360 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 81 reviews
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4.4
192 Reviews (192)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.2%
Recommend this course
179 out of 192 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
1360 Reviews (1360)

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 37
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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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good golf course but...

Good place to play with a not so good pace of play. It's UNACCEPTABLE that a respectable golf course ACCEPT a group of FIVE players each and every hours For that reason only... I don't recommend this golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, greens were fast but not horribly fast .
Well maintained fairways, bunkers and greens .
Course is worth the price . But if you can get a hot deal or get a discounted price for midday or evening rate. It would be the way go .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome Track

Great offseason rate and had the course basically all to myself. Conditions were nearly perfect not one bad lie in the fairway or bunkers through 18 holes. All holes had good character not a single filler hole surprisingly. Lots of water and daring tee shots on this course so its on you to go for it or play it safe. 10/10 would play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs a Ranger

Great layout
Played a few times and this is always a 5 hour round.
They have to get a ranger and speed the snowbirds up a bit.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it!

We really enjoyed the Raven. Fair off the blocks and the greens were rolling great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Overall, an excellent place to go and enjoy!

Play the Raven course early in the morning February 7. Even at 7:20 AM. The staff What is excellent very well prepared for a real busy day. Our foursome played in about four hours on a very challenging course. Plan to go back and play as soon as I can. The raven course are either Baytown.. Walt

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 89
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Raven during football season

The course was in excellent shape, particularly the greens which are well cared for. We teed off early and finished before the rainy thunderstorm. Perfect day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is a visual treat!

The course is in nice winter condition.
The greens were undulating and quick so were fun to putt. The water and bunkering are a visual treat. The clubhouse staff were as friendly as the TSA or DMV, looked like they hated being there. The bagdrop guy and the starter were nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course

Course had character. Enjoyed playing it— greens were challenging. Loved the layout

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

The Raven

Thank you to the staff, you were outstanding
The course was a little rough but the weather was cool and it is the off season there.
The range was not open due to wet conditions but no mention off this was made when I booked the round, and it was closed then! No discount given. They also let a group of five go off in front of us the play was pretty slow but we made the best of it.
Would like to try this again later in the year, to see what it could be!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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