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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
93.1%
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4.6
53 Reviews (53)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
92.5%
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4.6
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Desert
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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Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2017 #25)

Reviews

4.5
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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 83
Locals 69
Entertaining Clients 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
Near the Airport 94
Worth the Drive 47

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4.0
Previously Played

Purple Golf Cart

I love the Raven. It was in amazing condition for a record dry summer. I loved everything about the course, except.....While playing the 5th hole I noticed someone playing behind me on my tail even though no groups or singles were on the sheet behind me for at least 27 minutes. While walking off the green a yellow ball hit a few feet from me and a second hit the back of my cart. I resisted hitting the ball back at him and went to the next hole. I then noticed this dude drive up in a purple cart. I had just seen the cart on the patio of a home between the 4 th and the 5 th hole. I let the guy play through and he resisted but I convinced him to. I called the golf shop twice to let them know about it but of course, I had to leave a message.
Now, if I lived on the course I’d probably do the same, but wouldn’t hit into people. Come on Raven, you are better than this..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still in great shape in the midst a hot AZ summer

118* in PHX this week and the Raven is still in good shape. Greens are coming back after being aerated but that's to be expected. Wide, forgiving fairways. Bunkers need help. Filled with rocks and barely enough sand to make a shot. And the one with sand are filled with water from the sprinklers. Not bad, just don't hit into the sand.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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

Excellent day

Course is in great shape for this time of the year. Extremely happy for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the money

Everything about the course was excellent except the greens were bumpy from being punched two weeks ago . Another week and greens will be excellent just like the rest of the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course was in great shape and is an awesome layout! Not a single boring hole, and the staff is super friendly. 10 out of 10. Highly recommend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

$62 for unputtable punched greens

Overpriced rate, wouldn’t have come if I knew the greens were punched and horribly unputtable

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens were not pressed and extremely bumpy and aerated making putting extremely hard

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

raven

The greens on the course had been recently aerated and they were unputtable. So much sand on the greens it was like hitting a putt in a sand trap. We were warned about the aeration but had no idea the green would be as bad as they were. That is the reason for the low rating. This is a great course and very well maintained. Just not worth playing under the condition the course was in.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Great practice facility. Very friendly staff. Course layout is one of the best In the valley.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Ugh for the greens

First time I’ve played the course. Absolutely love the course layout and the pine trees that you don’t see on any other AZ course unless you go up North. But the condition of the greens really lowered my ratings for the course. I don’t know if it’s from overwatering or what, but there was some kind of fungus or algae growing on the greens so that made the greens bumpy and they did not roll well at all. When you have that 5 to 8 footer to make your par and you know the ball isn’t going to roll straight or that it’s going to “jump” in the air after you hit it it really takes the fun out of the round. May be just a summer thing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day

Brought a foursome as our course was closed for upkeep. The conditions were very good for this time of year. Some of the tees need leveling but greens were fine and fairways were thin in some places but to be expected this time of year and consistent with other good courses we’ve played this early summer. We played white tees at 6250 yards. The grey were 6700. Would like a combo option of gray and white to get around 6400 +-.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great change

The course is not a Arizona course. It’s like golfing back in the Midwest. It’s on my top 5 in Arizona because of the change in conditions that sets it apart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice game

Only regret was driving range was not open until after our early tee time sue to weekly grooming; won’t golf Wed AM. Otherwise a pleasure to golf at the Raven. Challenging and in immaculate condition compared to courses of this caliber. Don’t pass up a round with fun par 3 and very challenging
Par 5’s and 4’s. Back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be better

This course is usually in great shape and worth the money . I was told the greens were in great shape , they were not. Very patchy and bumpy, not one green was “ green” . The bunkers are really poor especially green side. Very deep , high lips and no sand . Need to add more and smooth them out . I will be back but hope improvements are made .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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