Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
597 Reviews (597)
5 Stars
364
4 Stars
185
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
95.7%
Recommend this course
566 out of 597 reviews
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4.6
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.4%
Recommend this course
75 out of 77 reviews
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4.5
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.5%
Recommend this course
139 out of 144 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6931 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.8

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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2018 #29)

Reviews

4.5
597 Reviews (597)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 48
Water Hazards 48
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 41
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 19

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but pricey and not worth the money

There was a lot of hype on this one, because of it hosting a pga tourney and what not. I’ll preface with saying that the hurricane just hit so conditions took a little bit of a beating.

GPS takes you to a dead end in a subdivision, don’t use it.

Driving was closed at 730am on a Monday so we couldNt warm up.

Staff in pro shop was very friendly.

Beverage cart came at hole 4. She was super crabby. Didn’t see her again for the whole round.

The food/beverage house on the turn was closed.

Course was nice, I liked it. Conditions were average because of all the rain and storms I’m guessing. Sand traps you had to pull your ball out of, it was matted down and hard as rock.

Greens rolled nice, but were surprisingly slow for how short and crisp they looked.

Overall nice course, to me worth 60-80 bucks not hard to pay the 100-120 for it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hi hirschykiss24. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing greens

Course was in great shape for a hurricane just passing thru! Those greens were rolling amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi sinclairh31. Thank you so much for the great rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi u314160812514. Thank you so much for the great rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Early Sunday

First off, course in excellent shape. Done in 2 hours and off to watch my NFL team lose. :(

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi u000005028639. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi u808907014. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Raven at Sandestin

Course is in great shape!

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable!!!

Will be back soon!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi Mike9363396. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Awesome course but....

The carts suck!! Couldn’t stand the governor on the thing. Very frustrating but what a great course. Very challenging but fair

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi u314160746252. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi Bjbumm. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi u314160684363. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Beautiful course! Very challenging. Lots of water hazards

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u314160714011. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course had layout was wonderful

The Raven Golf Course is an excellent course with a challenging layout. I was disappointed that they had just sanded the greens. I will have to return to play the course when the greens are normal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Hi George1048317. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160674491! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Early morning round

Friendly staff, course in great shape, aeration well in the rear view, FAST putts downhill. Got around in under 2 hours, very happy with this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Hi u000005028639. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Really great course, enjoyed it thoroughly. Played it 3 weeks after the greens were punched and they were back in very good condition. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, u952596282. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot, Hot, Hot! (In a Good Way)

First time playing Raven at Sandestin and with a tee time around noon and feels like temperature of over 100 degrees, we literally had the course to ourselves. Course in excellent condition, greens had been aerated earlier in the month, but tee boxes and fairways were outstanding. Course looks intimidating online, but plays fair with generous fairways and large greens. Club house staff, starter, snack bar and cart attendants were very welcoming and helpful. Planning on playing the course again in October when we are back up for a visit and highly recommend the course for medium to low handicappers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/01/2020

u000001219958, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Play this course rationally!

Lots of water and really not TOO long of a course, so just play holes rationally and you'll enjoy your round! I got rained on most of the day so I can't speak to the greens that were jut aerated, but you may not need a driver off every tee box on a Par 4.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Thank you for your review, u314160662197. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
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
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi Cpenny123. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has a great layout. You really have to think your way around the course. Every shot requires precision or you may pay for it.

I like the course a lot. Unfortunately, the greens had recently been aerated and sanded. So the putting surfaces were not very smooth and the speed was slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi u314160631959. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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