Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.1069000000 4.1 stars from 5 (449)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7078 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 3636 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, Maricopa County
  • (602) 243-3636
  • www.ravenphx.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): David Graham, Gary Panks
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7078 yards 72.8 130
Silver 72 6722 yards 70.5 125
White 72 6264 yards 68.1 119
Gold 72 5759 yards 71.9 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 449 Reviews
5 stars:
188
4 stars:
175
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

386 out of 446 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Great Course"


LaneL's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course. The staff was friendly. The weather perfect, However the Bar was below average. The drinks were horrible!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is unique to the area"


stonger's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play and course conditions were excellent. The starter was very friendlxy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



KirkDI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



zalnis's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rockyrich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u903795598's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004275934's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Conditions. Poor Amenities"


mtkroeger's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on 12/26. The course itself was in excellent condition; well-manicured fairways and greens. The rough was a little long, but that is to be expected with the winter rye. Pace of play was excellent as well; we finished our round in about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

The amenities are where this course is lacking. There was no GPS offered on the cart, very sparse yardage markers on the sprinklers, no course layout or yardage book provided and the starter told us the wrong pin position for the day which affected a couple of the early holes. They do offer a GPS phone app and USB chargers in the cart, but no cable to utilize the chargers. So unless you pack a charging cable in your golf bag, you will draining your phone battery all day. Very inconvenient in my opinion. We only saw the beverage cart three times: on holes 3, 6 and 16. They had water stations every 3-4 holes, but for some reason none of them had water jugs in them. So we went more than half the round without any drinks or water. Thankfully this was not the dead of summer, which would have resulted in some serious health risks.

Overall I give this course a 3.5 star rating. The course itself is excellent, one of the best in the Phoenix area. The facilities are top notch. The amenities leave much to be desired and did not feel like an $85 value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


MattBressers's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course has a very "resort" feel to it if you've played any golf at all within the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Generous fairways, larger greens and the desert only truly comes into play if you've put a bad move on the ball. We played from the tips and found several of the long par5s a challenge to hit in two (a couple were pushing the 600+ number) while the par4s really didn't offer any respite either. The first par3 only measured out at 140, but the rest of them were all in the 175+ range with some elevation changes as well. The fairways, as mentioned, were pretty wide in the landing spots, but they offered very few even lies. The one thing we noticed after the first few holes was that a majority of the putts rolled TOWARDS the mountains to the south/southwest, but once we figured that out, we were in business. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone as it is easily accessible from about anywhere in the city, offers a nice challenge with everything right in front of your for the taking and the condition of the course is in the top 10%-15% of public courses in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The only things that kept me from rating this a full 5 stars across the board were that a few of the tee boxes were extremely sloped, slanted or left you standing in a hole (remember, we played the tips) and range balls were not included.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great shape and enjoyable to play"


Giddyup's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played first thing in the morning and the course was pristine. Great aesthetics. Joined up with another player and from the whites so it was pretty easy to score but next time would enjoy trying the full track. Loved the course though and it was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Raven is a must play!"


Honner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! We enjoyed the beautiful layout and the course conditions are immaculate!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


Gary1950E's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
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Reviewed on

I hadn't played here in a year or two. I had forgot how pretty it was. Everything was top notch. It is a tough challenge. I'm a 12 handicap and kept coming up short on my shots. Greens and fairways were the best I've play over the last ten days. I caught a hot deal on GolfNow as their rack rate is a little more than I want to pay on a daily basis. I will try to catch another deal and play again as soon as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MWNOBLE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Michael5367328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"sweet"


jetster69's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

this course is always in great shape got out at 8 oclock hooked up with another single and was done in 3 hours that was taking our time this is a must play course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Sgrubman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

My wife and I were the first group out so pace of play was ideal. 18 holes in 3 hours. The course was gorgeous, well designed, and in great shape. The greens were about a 9 stimp and firm. Fairways were perfect. The bunkers were huge and deep. Avoid at all costs.

We'd love to play here again whenever we return to Phoenix although we would prefer to play when it is a bit warmer. Brrrrr.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First timer"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course, I would say one of the top 5 I have played in the Phoenix area. The only problem was although we had a tee time of 1:48 pm, we should have had lots of time to finish before dark, but there was no marshall and the pace was so slow we couldn't finish the last two holes.

Generally it's a much more expensive course than we can afford, but I wish we could.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Urethaneray's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

As always, the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2016

Thanks so much for coming out. We're off the cart path now so it's smooth sailing from here on out. See you soon!


"TheRaven is a must"


pegfeltner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely beautiful course. Pine trees in the desert? Yes and well manicured fairways and greens! A challenging treat


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Desert Oasis"


PROLWING's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was surprised that this was a tree lined course. Beautiful course, we'll maintained. Great facilties, great service, & fantastic pace of play. I teed off as a single at 7:30am and finished at 10:30am....even with cart path only rules. The greens were on the slow side, but I have feeling it was that time of year. I'd definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2016

Thanks for coming out and appreciate the feedback. See you soon and hit it well.



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