Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.3242588235 4.3 stars from 5 (455)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 455 Reviews
5 stars:
191
4 stars:
177
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

391 out of 452 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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"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



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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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