Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.3517470588 4.4 stars from 5 (538)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7078 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 3636 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85042, Maricopa County
  • (602) 243-3636
  • (602) 232-9925
  • www.ravenphx.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): David Graham (1995), Gary Panks (1995), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1995)
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
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

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 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 538 Reviews
5 stars:
233
4 stars:
214
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

468 out of 535 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"lush course in the desert"


Mike1534961's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

loved the course with its classic feel. difficult yet forgiving. Kudos to the staff-bob the starter. great job


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1010512094's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Four Hour Round"


jasonpike1964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the bunkers and the lack of sand, the course was long beautiful and fun.


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


"Sand traps"


u883102891's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

The Raven has always been a nice course to play year around. The greens in great shape but people fix your ball marks. The only complaint is the sandtraps around the greens need more sand in them to hard . I would recommend Playing here .


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dont miss"


Gilbert12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing this course and will be back. Challenging with quick greens and slope. Expect to add a few strokes to your round but well worth it. Had breakfast after round and service was good but food very very mediocre. Would not eat there again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



CJN1176's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time at Raven"


u000002555328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a non-resident I had to pay more so be aware if visiting Phoenix. The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was in good condition except for the bunkers. They are a challenge if you are used to playing a course with good sand. It is more like a sand/dirt mix with small stones. The staff warned me a head of time. Many of the fairways are separated by small hills. I played with a member that used a yellow ball when next to the driving range. Would I play there again? Yes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wouldn't take much"


liftman1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the nicest course layouts in the city of Phoenix but the traps were so hard I would challenge even the most accomplished golfer to get up and down on any short sided bunker shot. Would it be so difficult to put some freakin sand in the bunkers?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Raven is terrific"


cbgolz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have loved this course every time we have played it. Great layout. Challenging but fair, and the par threes are not brutal. One item they really need to work on however...the bunkers either are short of sand, or they need to be worked to soften them up. Your sand wedge will bounce hard, and it is difficult to get any loft on a bunker shot at all. Overall, this is a terrific course, and pine trees in the desert are a treat.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



TimT12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

I had not played here for over a decade but as I remember from then... this course is just great! I saw in reviews before I played there were complaints about the sand traps. I completely agree, they need work. However, greens, tees, and fairways as awesome as they were years ago. Customer service was still great as well. I plan on making this a normal stop!!


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


"Great Course but a little long for Seniors"


GerryBobo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been playing the Raven for about 20 years. We play in a group of 8 and are all about 75 years old. We enjoy your course but feel a senior tee box would enhance each our experience. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still One Of My Favorites"


Dander05's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn’t played Raven for at least two years and I’m wondering why because this is one of my favorite courses in the valley. This is a course that I don’t play often, but love every time I play it. The wind was blowing and the pace was slower then I like 4 hours 30 minutes, but the course was in good condition and the greens were great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition! Very friendly staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Desert Course with Midwest Beauty"


u2828947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is an excellent course to mix in with your Phoenix Golf trip. If you want a change from your typical desert course this is the perfect choice. All the grass and pine trees make you feel like your playing in Georgia or Michigan. Very beautiful course. I would recommend playing it. And the staff was excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice COurse, Nice People!!!"


Garald2092754's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a little gem down in South Phoenix. Fun layout, good course, and a very nice staff people.

My only concern were the bunkers being a little hard (firm), seemed like they are in need of a little work. Otherwise a fun course, and worth the money.


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



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