Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

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4.3
596
5 Stars
260
4 Stars
238
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
90.6%
Recommend this course
520 out of 596 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
26
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
92
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.4%
Recommend this course
85 out of 92 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7078 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.2

Raven Golf Club - Phoenix features a one-of-a-kind round of desert golf. Its fairways are lined with Georgia pine, and its greens have more tiers than one - the kind of golf course that only Gary Panks and David Graham could imagine, and a can't-miss on your next golf trip to Phoenix. Over the ages, the golf club has garnered all sorts of recognition.

The layout features plush, rolling fairways framed by thousands of mature trees, as well as vistas of rugged desert mountains and the Phoenix skyline. The golf course's flexible, strategic design offers a challenge for all players, and the variety it presents will give you the opportunity to use nearly every club in your bag.

That said, the Raven Golf Club - Phoenix might be the perfect place to turn a business trip to Phoenix into a golf trip to Phoenix - it's handy to Sky Harbor Airport and downtown Phoenix.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Raven 72 7078 yards 73.2 132
Silver 72 6722 yards 70.8 127
White 72 6264 yards 68.3 121
Gold 72 5759 yards 71.9 124
Scorecard for Raven
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Raven M: 73.2/132 436 137 477 596 324 428 221 421 526 3566 405 195 519 386 167 366 453 593 428 3512 7078
Champions M: 70.8/127 417 132 459 577 303 407 202 400 503 3400 378 171 499 370 148 344 430 576 406 3322 6722
Regular M: 68.3/121 398 109 443 551 293 379 177 370 472 3192 354 146 476 342 134 323 412 519 366 3072 6264
Forward M: 65.5/118 369 103 375 512 267 355 144 349 452 2926 323 112 444 304 123 305 382 486 354 2833 5759
Gold W: 71.9/124 369 103 375 512 267 355 144 349 452 2926 323 112 444 304 123 305 382 486 354 2833 5759
Handicap 11 17 1 3 15 7 13 5 9 12 16 8 10 18 14 4 2 6
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Graham (1995) Gary Panks (1995)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

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Reviews

4.3
596

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 29
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 58
Water Hazards 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 82
Locals 68
Entertaining Clients 50
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
Near the Airport 93
Worth the Drive 47

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
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Eldonfrom PEI

Great layout and in good condition except for sand traps very little sand will be back thanks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was very nice and well kept I would highly recommend. This course to everyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Ball mark itis, lazy golfers

Putting on the greens is horrendous, golfers are not repairing their balll marks on the greens and I'm talking very many 40+ each green, paying this greens fee is not worth this amount. Fairways are nice, hired help is there to collect their tips, just a bad experience for the first time. Not worth the drive.
Will not return

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

It’s a nice track. But

Course was in good condition. Cannot highly recommend the course as the traps are in terrible condition. Weeds growing in them. Very little actual sand, mostly rocks and dirt. The price is a little high based upon the sand condition

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mice course, a little over priced

Course is nice, staff is friendly, but in my opinion it’s overpriced. I paid $185 for the round, $6-$7 for beers and $10 for a hotdog. That’s right- a $10 hotdog...
There are other courses that would be better bang for your buck. You won’t be disappointed if you play here as long as you are okay with spending $$$. Also took 5 1/2 hours but that’s what you can expect when you play public courses. Thought the $185 price tag would eliminate that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful sand traps.

Traps are beyond horrible condition. They are just dirt. At this price point they should be way better. Course is terrrific but won’t come back until I know traps are fixed.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly Recommended

Played this course twice in a 5-week period, both days before heading to PHX, to which The Raven is very close (15 minutes). Course was in great shape. Played with two local guys, who were super nice and made use feel welcome. I definitely recommend The Raven.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape!

We always enjoy playing the Raven Golf Colurse. Very challenging and in good shape. the staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really fun round of golf!

This is our last round this trip to Arizona, and it was a good one.

The course was in really good shape. We were a twosome with a full course ahead of us, but we still managed to complete the round in about 4.5 hours. And everyone that we interacted with were friendly.

The course itself is fairly straight forward. It is easy to see where you are supposed to hit the ball. And the sides of most fairways are mounded to help funnel the ball toward the middle.

But there are enough challenges to make the course fun. There are well placed bunkers. There is water. There are plants, trees and dirt between holes. And there are undulations especially near the greens.

The greens were decent. The ball rolled well even though the grass is a bit thin and there are repairs that have not completely healed.

Overall - worth a visit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Has not been on my radar but was very pleasantly surprised what a great golf course this is. Not a desert course full of a bunch of forced carries but a great layout. Very visually attractive and challenging course with ba great variety of holes. Everything you want. Short and long par 3, 4,5s. Well placed bunkers and water hazards. My opinion one of the best in the Valley. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value for money

The course was an excellent condition and is a very good layout. Relative to other courses in the area it was a good deal. Turkey wrap I had after 9 holes was terrible and service team were pretty friendly but not the best.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course but awful bunkers.

Course was really beautiful, was cart path only which wasn’t necessary. We had the cart keys only when we begin the game like we were babies. The bunkers were really awful, surprising for such a beautiful course.

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

Challenging but fair.

Very well maintained course, challenging but fair. I would definitely play again. Employees are all nice and professional. Ranger Doug C. was especially helpful and interesting to talk to, we really appreciated his help.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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