Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.6
382
5 Stars
223
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
95.4%
Recommend this course
360 out of 381 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
42
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.6%
Recommend this course
41 out of 42 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
89
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.8%
Recommend this course
87 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6931
Slope 137
Rating 73.8
Type Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers four 18-hole, championship courses designed by three renowned architects. Raven Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., was carefully carved through marshes, native wetlands, and towering pine forests. Jones created a layout that is hailed for being both modern and traditional. It is also notable for how it seamlessly flows into the surrounding nature. The golf course offers plenty of variety both in shot options and visual scenery. The diverse holes are accented by dramatic changes in color and texture throughout the landscape. Water comes into play frequently and there are a number of strategically placed sand traps. Golfers are presented with a myriad of different ways to play each hole, which means thoughtful strategy is a necessity. The golf course's large, undulating greens also make proper club selection essential.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Raven 71 6931 yards 73.8 137
Silver 71 6361 yards 71.5 135
White 71 5891 yards 68.4 128
Gold 71 5060 yards 70.5 127
Scorecard for Raven
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Raven M: 73.8/137 389 460 587 193 400 203 604 158 460 3454 379 562 130 438 421 321 172 546 431 3400 6854
Silver M: 71.5/135 346 415 565 148 367 174 604 131 402 3152 337 522 113 398 388 298 207 522 424 3209 6361
White M: 68.4/128 W: 69.2/117 325 396 545 104 356 162 522 104 365 2879 312 480 95 369 370 282 117 481 414 2920 5799
Gold M: 66.2/123 281 324 471 88 340 87 487 86 343 2507 286 450 72 340 308 250 136 438 319 2599 5106
Handicap 13 5 7 15 11 9 3 17 1 12 2 18 6 10 14 16 8 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Reviews

4.6
382

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Water Hazards 47
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 35
Playing Multiple Courses 26
A Weekend Splurge 24
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 40
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 19

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun challege

Rewarding if you are on your game, can punish a wayward shot... great golf course.

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

Bay town Raven

This golf course is very challenging and well taken care of.

Staff is very helpful and very friendly.

Always enjoy the golf at BAYTOWN RAVEN

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 12/14/2018

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good Quality Course

The course was a touch damp from a lot of rain over a two day stretch but still the greens were true and competitive.

The layout is great and the tees I play make it very challenging on some of the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/06/2018

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Commented On 12/06/2018

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your 5-star experience! We're happy to hear the greens conditions were excellent. See you soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Raven is a great track. Gave 4 stars only bc the course was a bit soggy in areas due to heavy rain. Greens were still quick and sand traps were well maintained. Staff were professional as always. If you’re in the area, it’s a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
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
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Raven

Very nice course - worth playing. Every hole offers options and that is what makes a great course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Everything was in good conditions, greens ,fairways, rough, sands traps. You must take care to the water on some holes. The day I played,the course was to wet and we had to stay on the pat, being lower then the fairways, it was difficult to locate the ball rapidly. Small problem compare to the quality of the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
We're happy to hear the course was in good condition!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with terrific greens

Unfortunately we had to play during a morning of thunderstorms with periodic heavy rain, but still enjoyed a good round. Greens in great shape. Course got soggy but there were many drains to allow play to continue.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/31/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great facility

Super course and conditions. Tough to play the first time not knowing some of the tricks but the cart gps was helpful. The greens were true and fast with lots of breaks. And they were huge! Would definitely play the coures again but a little pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/24/2018:
We're happy to hear the GPS was helpful in your shot selection. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sandestin - Raven

Very interesting layout and a good challenge from whatever set of tees you’re comfortable with. Greens have enough topography and undulations to keep things challenging and interesting. Green speeds a little on the slower side but ran true.

Fun to play and well worth the visit

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Sandestin Raven very nice golf

Sandestin Raven Golf is one of the best in Destin with very long par 5's over 1 over 600 yards lots of water just to make it a bit more challenging but overall really fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course design!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

When I booked the round, I should have been paired with another group. When my tee time came, I was told I’d have to play alone! I would have been the only single on the course playing alone, not to mention every other group was a 3-some or 4-some.

Even though I got my money back(I paid over 120.00 to play alone), that was not a fun time for me on my only vacation of the year.

I would not recommend going to this course if you’re a single golfer looking for fun.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're sorry to hear about your experience as a single golfer at our facility. Our staff works hard to accommodate all requests.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Raven with The Rev

From the initial greeting to the exit to the parking lot, my experience at The Raven was very good. I didn’t get one of the less expensive tee times so I was hoping that the course would make it worthwhile. It definitely did. The staff, each of them, were helpful friendly and courteous. The course was in excellent condition. The greens were receptive and smooth with a stimp of about 9. The only area of improvement would be just a couple of the tee boxes. These two or three had mostly sand on them versus Bermuda. The rest were good and level. The course layout, bunker placement, size of greens, their undulation, width of fairways, all was really good. Great design, giving options to all levels of play.

The experience was worth the more expensive fee, and I’d go again for sure next vacation here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for commenting on a friendly staff and excellent course conditions. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Destin’s Best

1st time playing Raven but definitely will not be my last!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
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