Raven's Claw Golf Club
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Raven's Claw Golf Club
Raven's Claw Golf Club's clubhouse is an impressive starting point. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 1
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 1
Many of the golf courses in Pennsylvania keep very old adobe buildings, such as this one at Raven's Claw Golf Club. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club- Hole 4
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Raven's Claw Golf Club- Hole 4
Water comes to play on no. 2, no. 3 and no. 4 at Raven's Claw Golf Club in Pottstown, Pa. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - 4th
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - 4th
The par-4 fourth at Raven's Claw Golf Club doglegs right and is protected by four fairway bunkers. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - 5th
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - 5th
There's lot of fairway on Raven's Claw Golf Club's fifth. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 6
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 6
Hit the green on Raven's Claw Golf Club's sixth and you have lots of room to putt. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 7
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 7
Raven's Claw Golf Club's seventh green is elevated and protected by three sand bunkers. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 9
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 9
Raven's Claw Golf Club's ninth is a difficult par 3, but it's definitely an advantage for left-hand players. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 12
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 12
There is a round sand bunker right in the middle of the fairway on Raven's Claw Golf Club's 12th. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 18
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - Hole 18
The clubhouse beckons on Raven's Claw Golf Club's 18th. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Raven's Claw Golf Club - 18th hole
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Raven's Claw Golf Club - 18th hole
The finishing hole at Raven's Claw Golf Club is a right dogleg. The green is elevated and protected by two sand bunkers. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
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Raven's Claw Golf Club in Limerick Township: One of southeastern Pennsylvania's premier golf destinations

POTTSTOWN, Pa. -- Raven's Claw Golf Club in Limerick Township is one of southeastern Pennsylvania's premier golf destinations.

Raven's Claw consistently ranks in the top 10 golf courses in Pennsylvania. Carved from rolling hills and mature forests, this Ed Shearon design requires creative shot-making. The layout incorporates plenty of variety to keep even the best golfers on their toes.

High handicappers might struggle a bit on the course, but it's not overwhelming. The par 4s are short and challenging, and the par 5s are tricky, too. But most of the par 3s are pleasantly playable, though the 17th might possibly be one of the most difficult par 3s you'll encounter. This tough hole plays uphill with a double-tiered green and danger to the right.

Thoughtful strategy and accurate shot placement will be greatly rewarded throughout the course while missing the greens could result in double bogeys or a dreaded three-putt finish. Strategically placed bunkers frame the undulating greens as well as contoured mounding. Raven's Claw Golf Club is by no means easy, but the challenges are fair, and golfers of any skill level will appreciate the quality of the design.

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, photographer Oleg Volovik moved to the United States in 1992 and now lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. He joined the TravelGolf editorial team in 2010. Originally graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering he continued to dedicate his time and energy to his passion for visual arts and photography. Oleg has extensive experience in fine arts, fashion, event, architecture and journalistic photography. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Moscow, where he also taught a master class, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, in April 2007. He may be a novice golfer, but Oleg always wears a white leather glove during photo sessions. "Golf photography is my own 'game' with the beauty of nature and human creativity.

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Raven's Claw Golf Club in Limerick Township: One of southeastern Pennsylvania's premier golf destinations