Raven Golf Club - Phoenix

4.3492705882 4.3 stars from 5 (562)
  • 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 4.3 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 562 Reviews
5 stars:
245
4 stars:
223
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

489 out of 559 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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"Greens had just been punched"


kcsinaz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very interesting and challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I think one of the best courses in the valley"


u834325537's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sandy greens"


u000006540681's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"just wish i new they just arrated greens"


u302713005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert greens"


zach1835110's avatar
Age:  25-34

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways outstanding, Greens under aeration"


Ed3616512's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens were sandy."


Spatman68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"More of a Park style layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Summer golf at The Raven"


u264677139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course!

Tees, fairways & greens in excellent condition.

Bunkers were definitely compacted & hard to hit from.

Right at 3 hours for the round.

Friendly staff


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


"Fanastic course"


u834325537's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day on the course. Grass was in great condition; tees to greens and everything in between.

This is a challenging course, but in such good shape for this time of year that it makes for a very enjoyable round of golf. Summer prices are lower than winter but still higher than most. I think it is worth it as this is such a well maintained course. There were a couple sand traps that could have used more sand. Pace of play was good. Course ranger had mango scented cool towels. Overall - Great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course for Summer Golf in Phoenix"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We tees off at 3PM on the hottest day of the year and you never would have known it based on the condition of the course. The greens were nice and rolled true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great summer condition"


martyk's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greens held shots and putted extremely well. no bad lies in the fairways. great condition for this time of year. the traps are still pretty bad or I would have rated it a 5


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


"Our new favorite course!"


u000002031630's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I play 4 to 5 times per month. We even play through the Arizona Summers with temperatures above 110 degrees. Raven is one of the few courses that we have found that maintains it’s tee boxes, fairways, and greens in the heat of the summer. The prices are great! The staff is friendly and accommodating ! Definitely will play here often!


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



u000003089889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome"


u061075810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In great condition. No burnt fairways or greens. The starter is the best. It felt like I was on vacation for a day.


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


"Worth it, trust me"


Javier7752245's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the valley hands down and if you can find a Hot Deal forget about it! Book it. Awesome course and range and gorgeous staff.


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"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course great shape only complaint on first green the guy mowing kept mowing in front of green when trying to hit! Rangers had a group who was going slow let us play thru so that was nice would recommend for sure! Course was in better shape then the tpc was and every other course I hit this week


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 1/2 hour round at 6:30 am :-("


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a nice course, the pace of play ruins the experience. Didn’’t see one course marshall to keep things moving. With the amount of nice courses in this area, won’t be coming back here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


twkeller's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was awesome. Played on a Sunday afternoon in a twosome. Took about 3 hours to get through all 18. Course in great shape. Only a few bunkers with really hard sand other then that no complaints. Greens rolling nice and not burnt out for mid June. Fairway grass was great. Overall great shape. This is now a go to course for me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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