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Raptor Bay Golf Club

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4.4
966
5 Stars
446
4 Stars
390
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
866 out of 966 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
104
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
97 out of 104 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
216
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
204 out of 216 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6478 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.4
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6478 yards 70.4 125
Blue 71 6153 yards 68.9 122
Combo 71 5904 yards 67.8 118
White 71 5680 yards 66.8 104
Gold 71 5267 yards 64.9 101
Gold (W) 71 5267 yards 69.9 118
Orange (W) 71 4924 yards 68.0 114
Red (W) 71 4564 yards 66.1 104
Scorecard for Raptor Bay Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.9/129 585 172 425 168 370 170 564 381 443 3278 525 322 395 190 416 149 411 377 639 3424 6702
Blue M: 69.9/122 537 158 377 148 373 138 542 340 390 3003 477 310 384 172 376 141 381 365 544 3150 6153
White M: 67.7/114 519 141 380 137 339 141 498 334 399 2888 485 294 364 165 365 123 377 335 510 3018 5906
Gold M: 66.3/110 W: 71.6/124 505 128 357 125 318 130 455 308 350 2676 412 279 348 140 318 115 351 317 489 2769 5445
Red W: 69.2/114 483 110 337 112 304 115 462 245 325 2493 406 242 318 110 301 101 320 290 449 2537 5030
Handicap 5 13 7 15 9 17 1 11 3 8 16 6 14 2 18 10 12 4
Par 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 9 17 7 13 1 11 5 10 14 2 18 4 16 8 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Raymond Floyd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Rick Smith Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.4
966

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 52
Patio Dining 21
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 88
Forced Carries 61
Bunkers 39
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 96
Advanced Golfers 74
A Weekend Splurge 43
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 99
Worth the Drive 47
Convenient to the City 46

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging tract

This course is surprisingly tough and requires proper club selection. Though there are no formal sand traps the waste areas can be challenging. Greens were smooth and fast with pin placements that required accuracy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Perfect 9 holes

Played 9 holes with my mom. Place is in great shape, staff is always friendly and you can play in the afternoon in under 2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Weird

I'm from the Northeast and this course was unlike anything I've ever played. The greens are elevated on top of MOUNTAINS on a majority of holes and greens are not receptive. Unless you are an absolute marksman, you will be hitting bump and runs or putting up 6ft slopes every other hole. I got used to this after awhile but it's not a skill I will need on my home courses so it felt like a waste of time. No greenside bunkers, only deadpan sand scattered around- also strange. Staff was very friendly/helpful and conditions were what you would expect from a well maintained course in Florida. However, at $150+ this course is extremely over priced. It just doesn't have the championship course feel and I did not feel like I got my money's worth.

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

3/18/19 at Raptor Bay

Another great day at Raptor Bay. Course was in great shape , I was paired w/ nice people and the weather was perfect. I followed some suggestions provided by the starter and shot well for me this early in the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/20/2019:
Thanks for teeing it up out here at Raptor Bay Golf Club again! Glad to hear it was another great day with good company. Hope you book another round with us soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good times

Single player, joined another single from Baltimore and two locals and had an excellent time

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/21/2019:
Awesome! Thanks for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club. Glad to hear you had an excellent time playing our golf course with some great company as well. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

The course only plays hard because there are no sand traps to catch a ball and all the greens are elevated and rounded off so everything rolls off. I hit 8 of the first 9 greens and only 1 green held the shot. Greens were very slow and still would not hold many well hit approach shots. I dont mind playing a hard track but this place penalizes you way too often for a well hit approach shot. I would not play it again unless price was less than $100. At $175 it felt like highway robbery. Many better courses in the area for $175. I'm 63 with a 8 HCP. So I'm no slouch. I shot 83 from blues would have been a 75 or so at nearly any other track

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/20/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club for the first time. We're sorry to hear if you didn't enjoy it as much as we'd hope you would. We understand our unique layout can definitely test the skills of any caliber golfer but we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good resort style course

Greens in very good condition. Some fairways tight, most wide. Enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/20/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club! We appreciate your positive feedback regarding the condition of the greens. Overall we're glad you had an enjoyable round and we hope to see you out here again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Natural beauty and challenging golf

Another great day at Raptor Bay. I have played here as a single around 10 times and have always enjoyed my matched playing partners.Great golf , beautiful setting and nice people , works for me every time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/20/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club again! We're thrilled to hear you had yet another great day at our golf course. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

great day on the Links

Beautiful course demanding shot making a real challenge to get the ball from tee into the hole loved it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/21/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the shot making challenges our unique layout has to offer. Come back for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Course was in great shape. Staff was very friendly and professional. Played in 3:45. Really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/21/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly staff and course conditions. Glad to hear you'll be back. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Course was immaculate and pace of play perfect. Had a great round so may be biased. Would recommend for an enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/21/2019:
Thank you for playing and recommending Raptor Bay Golf Club! Congrats on the great round. Hope to see you out here for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Property

As pretty a course as one will ever experience in Florida. Wonderful layout with Cochins shell surrounds along fairways and around greens making the course playable for many levels of golfer. Would be an extraordinary layout with some traditional bunkering around greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/21/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club! Your positive feedback regarding the picturesque layout of our golf course is much appreciated. Come back for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hit it straight

Unless all shot are in the fairway, you will have penalty strokes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/05/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club for the first time! Your 5-star rating is much appreciated. We understand the layout can present some challenges but it definitely gets easier the more you play it so come back for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-05T18:40:57.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating, Mike! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 02/28/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club for the first time. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course, but tough

Hit the ball straight and in the middle of the fairway. Balls hit on the sides of fairways will be lost in the jungle/swamp. Hit into greens with short irons or risk rolling off into the fringe or worse. Be prepared to putt from off the green on a regular basis.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 03/05/2019:
Thank you for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club for the first time! Your 5-star rating is much appreciated. We understand the layout can present some challenges but it definitely gets easier the more you play it so come back for another round soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Raptor Bay Golf Club on 02/28/2019:
Thanks for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club! Your 4-star rating is much appreciated.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-22T14:29:14.000+00:00

Thanks for playing Raptor Bay Golf Club, Rick! Your 5-star rating is much appreciated. Come back soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-22T14:28:19.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Come back to Raptor Bay Golf Club again soon.

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