Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.3692705882 4.4 stars from 5 (467)
  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 467 Reviews
5 stars:
196
4 stars:
183
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

402 out of 464 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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"A nice track almost always in great condition"


larrybarrett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round at the Raven even though play was slow and the course was preparing for winter over seed. The course has a nice layout and has a number of holes that give you a risk reward choice of laying up or going for it. Missing in the wrong place can add more than a couple of strokes on some holes. Very enjoyable overall. Not a desert course, more like a course you would play in the Midwest with pine trees instead of palm trees.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/11/2017

Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you back at the club soon.


"Raven"


doconeill's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyable, nice course....very convenient for airport...will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/11/2017

Thank you for playing the Raven! We hope to see you at the club in the near future!



stevecoxgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"5 1/2 Hour Round"


kirkse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were fast and rolled true. The fairways are generous and in good shape. I think they had some kind of golf outing the day I played it was terribly slow. We waited on every tee box and every second shot. There was no ranger. The people ahead of us did not repair pitch marks or rake the bunkers. Of course that is not the management's fault.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


RickBreck's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. The fairways were more forgiving than some of the other courses I've played this week. Greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great day"


Samiam6749's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Course conditions were good as well as the greens speed but skittle bumpy. Played in 4 hours and the staff was great. Our beverage cart girl Carol was as good as they come....all in all a great day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf"


uFOLB2648FO's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape for summer and the summer rates are truly a value. Greens were very nice as were the fairways. Bunkers, for the most part, in good shape. A little rough around the edges, but overall, very nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u264677139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



Marcus3664323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love Affair"


mmathis5742's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on

I luv this course? Unique & challenging & i could plY it over & over.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Held up on Every Hole"


prljmryan85's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course has a fantastic layout and very unique for golf in Arizona. It's too bad the experience was completely ruined due to pace of play. To me, it is not acceptable for there to be a minimum of a 10 minute wait every time you go to line up your shot. There was no ranger on the course at the time I played and it led to groups being backed up. I finished 9 holes after 2:45 and decided to leave after 9 because there were 3 groups on hole 10!! (One on green, one on fairway and us on the tee box) The attendant at the course was useless and wouldn't do anything to help make the experience better and only gave me a card to call their director of golf. This course should not take over 5 hours to play in the middle of a hot afternoon on a Sunday. Frankly, it shouldn't take that long to play when the course is full. Poor management of pace of play at this course and I will not return because of this.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Jake1606049's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Upscale course"


Carlyspapa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would have given every rating an excellent, but it was a cart path only day and 1 well drink cost me $11.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phoenix Materpiece"


sethdewees's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in Maricopa County, period. This track is very playable with relatively wide fairways, and despite the rolling terrain, generally even lies. A hybrid of desert and parkland styles, this is truly a unique experience in Phoenix. Ample views of the surrounding mountains and desert landscape are offset by lush green on and between the golf holes and most holes are lined with non-native pine trees, giving the course a feel distinct from most in the valley. The fairways and numerous bunkers are very well manicured and the greens are generally large. The greens had been punched fairly recently, but they still rolled very true, although probably considerably slower than I would expect mid-season. With fantastic practice facilities as well, it isn't hard to see how this course commands top dollar in the high season. The reduced greens fees at this time of year make it absolute MUST play. I will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


Pgt34's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This might be my favorite course in Phoenix. After the first round, I signed up for an Arcis card. The practice facility at the Raven is top notch. Huge range with a nice chipping area. The course is a blast to play and always seems to be in very good shape. Here's the catch, it's not a desert course. If you're traveling here and want to play an Arizona style course, this isn't it. The owner flew in a bunch of Georgia Pines. While you won't think you're in the desert, you can look up and see the mountains. The course is fun as it has a lot of risk reward holes. I also like the fact that if you're spraying the ball, there is a good chance you'll find your ball. I've played here a bunch and every time the pace of play has been good. For pure value, the Raven is tough to beat. If you're coming out for a golf trip, I'd suggest adding it to the list as a change of pace.


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


"Won't stay again"


u000005021558's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For being off season and paying $ 107.00 we thought this course was way over priced. Couldn't have your cart key until the starter gave it to you which was right before you teed off which mean't you have to carry your clubs over to the driving range. Also for paying that much you think they would have a marshal on course to manage the pace of play but were told they don't have them at this time of the year ( group in front of us was 2 holes behind ). And one last thing, I had a one of the newer golf shirts that are sold in all the pro shops - including theirs which doesn't have a collar yet I was required to buy a collared shirt or rent one from them. All four of us won't be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000005420135's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



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