Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

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4.4
573
5 Stars
248
4 Stars
229
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
91.8%
Recommend this course
499 out of 570 reviews
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4.3
55
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.7%
Recommend this course
49 out of 55 reviews
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4.4
106
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
97 out of 106 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7078
Slope 132
Rating 73.2
Type Public
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) Wadsworth Golf Construction (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

4.4
573

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 29
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 102
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 98
Near the Airport 91
Worth the Drive 47
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Nice layout but rough conditions

Played two days after torrential rain from Rosa, but water damage aside, the course was not in great shape. Tee boxes almost completely browned. Greens were very slow. Layout is good, not great. It’s not really a “forest” track per se, sort of forced.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

conditions

Sand traps were not very good. otherwise the course was great

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Value in Phx

Called at 12 noon Sunday Sept 2 and said course was wide open. We got off at 3:07pm for $27. I have lived in the Scottsdale area for 20 years. I will say the condition of this course was beyond phenomenal and the greens rolled better than any course I have played at this time of year. If you live in Phoenix and haven't played Raven, you have missed a great value during the late summer months.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It’s a super course with great value during the summer months. The course is in great shape for this time of year and the staff is always very friendly. The pace of play was a little bit slow on the backside but that also had to do with three twosomes playing behind two or three foursomes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 08/24/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your golfing experience and found it great value. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in good shape for the Summer months in Phoenix.

This course is usually in great shape. The course was a little wet when we played it, taking some distance away from your drives. This is a fun and challenging course. I try to play here a few times each Summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Way too slow

We totally understand when the weather is nice a 4.5-5 hour round on a Saturday can be expected. Today it was over 110 and the course moved so slow. No Marshall's were seen all day to keep the pace of play moving. The front nine took a little over 2 hours, but the back was super slow. Waits of 15-20 minutes on almost all shots. Sometimes more. We played 8 holes on the back in about 2hrs and 30 minutes. Gave up after 17. Terrible pace of play for this time of year. Not sure we will return. Course was in decent shape for this time of year and the staff was great. Cart girl even mentioned that someone should be moving the slow groups along.

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

Raven Soars Over Competition

My first visit to this course...certainly not my last. The layout is fun, fair and challenging. Do not pass on playing this course. The conditions were far superior to other courses is the valley. This has been a difficult year for summer transition and the Raven greenskeepers have figured out a solution.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

Course had a much different feel to it then other valley courses. Conditions were good despite the aerated greens. Definitely recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens had just been punched

I thought that may have been the case with the $25 Saturday morning starting time. Sure enough, punched on Wednesday. Still a great experience with my son though.

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

Very interesting and challenging course

Greens were just aerated and Sandy. Fairways were in great shape. Pace of play was good, 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I think one of the best courses in the valley

When you consider that this course is just a few minutes south of downtown, this course is amazing. We played on a Friday afternoon and, although it was hot, had a great round. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape. They had just aerated the greens, but they put a layer of sand on to help keep ball true. Just had to hit it a little harder than usual. Pace of play was great.

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

Sandy greens

Fairways are in great condition.... the greens thick layer of sand... skip putting

Conditions Average
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
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

just wish i new they just arrated greens

upset that greens were terrible because they were arrated and tons of sand.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Previously Played

Desert greens

I like this course and I understand aerating the course and greens but there is no reason to send people out when you can't even see grass on the greens. Played the back 9 twice and 0 point to hitting putts, nice course when it's nice but yeah waste of money to play a course you can't putt on.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
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
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Fairways outstanding, Greens under aeration

Didn't know until I arrived at the course that all greens under aeration and would have to play the back nine twice. Something on the website would have been nice. Still, all staff very helpful, and the fairways and bunkers were in outstanding condition. We're playing again Saturday and was told all 18 will be open. Hopefully the two inches of sand will have settled somewhat by then. Even so, for the price, take advantage of the cooler Monsoon weather while you can.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were sandy.

This was my first time playing The Raven and was really looking forward to it. When we checked in the told us the greens had been aerified and we would have to play the back nine twice, The greens were covered with sand. If had known this was going to be the condition I would have played some where else.

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

More of a Park style layout

Very nice facility and pace was good for a Saturday morning.

If you are looking for an AZ desert course with Cactus and mountains this isn't the course to play

Mountains in the background on several holes but plays more like a traditional park course.

That said, condition is very nice and layout was great. Nothing gimicky about the holes. What you see is what you get. Challenging but fair for 1st visit

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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