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4.4
650 Reviews (650)
5 Stars
293
4 Stars
255
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
19
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.9%
Recommend this course
570 out of 650 reviews
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4.6
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 43 reviews
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4.5
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.2%
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71 out of 77 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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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

4.4
650 Reviews (650)

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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great experience

It was a perfect day for golf, and the course delivered too. Great greens, interesting layout. Not too difficult. They should include a shorter teebox than 5700 yds. It was very long for my wife, but even she enjoyed it. They said they had a "family tee" but didn't.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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4.0
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Previously Played

One of the best

The Raven is all that and some great value. Very good layout
Love the course needs more maintenance on the overall look of the course. Meaning flowers edging etc. Please don’t get this comment twisted is a very nice course but curve appeal needs a facelift

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course, but VERY SLOW play

The greens and fairways were in great shape. Unfortunately, the bunkers and tee boxes were not. Additionally, the pace of play was EXTREMELY SLOW. I was paired with another gentleman, and we were joined by a single behind us on hole 4. We literally waited 10 minutes between shots on every hole as a threesome, though there were supposedly rangers on staff.

The cart team and starter were great, while the inside clubhouse staff was TERRIBLE. They didn’t greet any customers, and I actually had to look around for the gentleman working the desk in order to check-in. He was found sitting in a chair in the corner, and didn’t say a word to me when I walked in. Customer service 101 at it’s WORST!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course in great condition

Played with a foursome this past Sunday and the course was in great shape! Greens rolled true and the pace of play was perfect. We finished the round in a little over 4 hours. It would've been great to see the cart girls more than once but other than that, it was a positive experience. One of my favorite courses and will be playing again soon before the rates go back ^.

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

Well kept course

First time to play at Raven. Staff was friendly and helpful. Course is very straight forward- all but two holes the flag can be seen from the tee box- course well groomed. Plenty of areas for water- nice on a 105 degree day. Play moved well- never felt rushed or had to wait for the foursome ahead of us. I highly recommend.

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

Really nice course

Really nice resort style course. Played well, conditions were just about perfect for the time of year, staff really great. Will definitely keep this one on top of the list next time around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Summer Rates

The Raven is a great course to play. I have played off and on since it was developed. I like the layout, the rolling fairways, and generally the course location.
I don't like the steep prices charged to play this course. i know we are in a golf "mecca" but I wold play this course much more frequently if their prices were more inline with other local courses in the area. That said, I still try and get on the course at least annually or more often and Golf Now provides that opportunity with Hot Deals.
It would be nice to see the Raven offer Arizona residents/seniors/veterans a discounted rate.
This is a tough time of year (summer) for course conditions, but the Raven course was in great condition. The greens were just aerated and sanded recently so putting was a little inconsistent, but not as bad some other courses in the area.
Can't wait to get out and play another round before the green fees skyrocket for the winter!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The Raven

I really enjoy this course. It is challenging and fun. The greens are not easy when they are running fast. The surroundings are great to see too!

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

Bunkers need help

Greens and fairway good but some bunkers were the worst I've seen in Phoenix.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Favorite Course

With the ARCIS membership, this is my favorite course. Always in pristine condition. The bunkers were a little hard, but that's practically everywhere in Phoenix these days. A little slower than normal pace of play, but still under 4 and a half hours, usually it's right at 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course except for those sand traps

Don't get me wrong, they have some huge traps and they are well positioned and fair. But couldn't you guys run a machine through them to break up the surface crust. We all had wedges skitter off the surface and thin shots over and off the green. My only complaint, love the course. Well one other complaint, no ball washers at all!

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout, staff was friendly and let us tee off early. This is not your typical Arizona course, with pine trees, lakes and undulation throughout. Nice change of scenery and pace of play was excellent at just over 3 hours .

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

Raven Phoenix

Nice facility. Good good food/bev cart. Reasonable price. Easy to get around. Challenging course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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