Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.3130587893 4.3 stars from 5 (497)
  • 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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 497 Reviews
5 stars:
210
4 stars:
197
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

429 out of 494 reviews


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"Feels like your somewhere else!"


cabernetnut's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff was awesome and the course was fabulous. The placement of the pine trees makes it feel like your somewhere else. Great layout and very challenging.


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


"Poor course marshall"


u000002934971's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course itself was great. The clubhouse staff was fine. The problem was the marshall. Our group was told to use hte 90 degree rule for our carts. At hole 8 the marshall told us to speed up because we were behind the group ahead. There was a hole open, but we were at the right pace on the clock. I wondered how that foursome could be playing so fast. Again on 11 the marshall hassled us about slow play because we were not caught up with the group ahead of us. We finally caught up and saw the group ahead was not using the 90 degree rule. They were driving their carts from the tee down the middle of the fairway, past the cart sign near the green, all the way to the apron of the green. That is why they were ahead. The marshall ruined our round while never approaching the group ahead about their cart use. I will never play Raven again. There are too many good courses with competent marshalls.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



jimthomp100's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great service"


jteener's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018

Reviewed on

Thanks to Raven for helping me get one last round in before flying back to Michigan. They held my luggage securely and made sure I got out early on a clear track. Course is in perfect shape. Played in 3 hours and easily made my plane. Great service from all the staff-thanks!


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



u000001801214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000003882473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Raven was in great shape . Pace of play was quick


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



u000003252917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course. It's close to Sky Harbor airport so it is the perfect course to play after you get off the plane.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


AZnative's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Definitely worth the winter rates.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000174478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Midwest Golf!"


u179942158's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course reminds me of golf in the Midwest...beautiful pine trees, ornamental grasses, rolling fairways. Players forget they're in the desert, and at the same time enjoy the sunshine and top-notch customer service. If the front nine stresses you out, the back nine will cement your return another day! I'd like that to be soon for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable day on the Links"


longviewlady's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course. Beautiful, challenging, fair and in great shape, Raven was a beautiful layout with fast greens and lush fairways. A perfect round to end a wonderful vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



jemdmd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a decent course. Hole 4 requires 2 incredible shots to get on in regulation from back tees. Greens had some bumps but not horrible. Course has some huge bunkers but they need more rake foot print everywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Close to the airport"


Thomas1993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a great track near the airport, highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great value and Course"


u000006909269's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course multiple times. It’s a nice layout and in great condition. I’ve visited Arizona 3 to 4 times per year and I usually try to play this course at least once or twice. It’s a great getaway course that’s close to the airport for that final round that you want to get in and not feel rushed to get to the airport


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Whiskey12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing

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


"Just right"


rygabert's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape for this time of year. On course staff very amenable and pleasant. Greens are average speed which is ok. Raven should improve some of the tee boxes which are crowned a bit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"played it again for the fun of it"


desertgolfer2882's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Slow Sunday,not much play today,course,except for the bunkers in very good shape,some had grass in then from the overseed,some had littel sand in them ..greens are a challenge to read had to take the setting sun into account(rye overseed) and then a couple still had weird breaks in them...no cartgirl(teed off at 1:10pm)and the "halfway" place closed at 2:00 but the bar was still open at the turn,great weather really perfect for phoenix ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000008018870's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jbedard57's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well maintained course. Limited challenge. Overpriced at 125$ us


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



Denis2272686's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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