Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.6
501 Reviews (501)
5 Stars
302
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
95.6%
Recommend this course
473 out of 501 reviews
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 56 reviews
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4.5
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.3%
Recommend this course
101 out of 106 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

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.6
501 Reviews (501)

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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5.0
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Previously Played

Great layout

One of the best courses I have played in the southeast USA.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 02/20/2020

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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Commented on 02/20/2020

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Hi u000007375189. 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.

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Commented on 02/19/2020

Hi u000007375189. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A real gem

Could up their amenities. Two days in a row, range closed. Food no big deal like a mini hot dog stand.cart spotty and cart scarce.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/13/2020

Hi lorenfleet. 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.

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Commented on 02/13/2020

Hi lorenfleet. 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great Course - Poor Staff

The course is a good layout and very pleasant to play. The don’t have a club house so no real non golf amenities. I assume because it’s located on a resort with a number of excellent bars a. Restaurants.
My only complaint is the Pro Shop staff. The lady working that morning was extremely unfriendly and many would describe her as rude. I will play the course again. But, will try and avoid her.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/14/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Commented on 02/14/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Raven Review

Great course and layout, only issue is slow greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/10/2020

Hi uRZNQ6833RZ. 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.

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Commented on 02/10/2020

Hi uRZNQ6833RZ. 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

February delight

Great conditions, fairways and greens very nice despite recent rain. First off, played in 2:15 ! Friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Thank you for your review, u000005028639. 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.

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Commented on 02/04/2020

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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play

Always enjoy everything about the Raven. It’s a fun layout and in good condition. Greens very healthy. Never sorry when I play here! Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2020

Your feedback is important to us, gzanca. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Commented on 01/30/2020

Your feedback is important to us, gzanca. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun moderately challenging course

We played the Raven today. Course was in very good shape. Greens were true but not overly fast. RTJ course had some very interesting holes! We played our own hybrid of Silver and White tees to get around 6200 yards. Lots of fun, trouble well placed and made the challenges. We would definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Your feedback is important to us, hecrouse. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Commented on 01/28/2020

Your feedback is important to us, hecrouse. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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

Best of Sandestin

Raven is the premium course at Sandestin Golf Resort. Course conditions were excellent with smooth, fast greens and good course layout. Several holes are very difficult if you are not hitting it straight. Green fees can be pricy but I got a good deal on Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/29/2020

Thank you for your review, unclewinky. 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.

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Commented on 01/29/2020

Thank you for your review, unclewinky. 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
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
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Commented on 01/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Ljfowlkes! 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!

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Commented on 01/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Ljfowlkes! 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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cold

It was cold and windy but course was in great condition, only drawback was no beverage cart and the snack shack wasn’t opened.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2020

Hi tbv2comcastnet. 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.

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Commented on 01/22/2020

Hi tbv2comcastnet. 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
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
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Commented on 01/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, BMcHenry1! 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!

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Commented on 01/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, BMcHenry1! 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be so much better!

The half way shack (after 9 holes, since the course does not come by the club house after 9 holes) for drinks, etc, was closed, probably due to lack of business, due to over priced green fees! The greens were pretty, but oh so slow!!!! What's up with no trash cans on the holes? The course could be so much better! Had it not been for Golf Now, we would have not been there!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/22/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Snow bird enjoyment

Great day great course greens smooth fast sand good
Had a great time despite the wind
Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us rwtgolf. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/13/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, lorenfleet! 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!

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Commented on 02/13/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, lorenfleet! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Challenge but Slow Greens

Good course with nice layout but like the other Sandestin courses, greens are slow compared with others in the area

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/27/2020

Hi u225772258. 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.

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Commented on 01/27/2020

Hi u225772258. 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect Condition!

The Raven is in spectacular condition. The greens are as good as I’ve ever seen at the Raven in over 10 years. Friendly staff too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Argylesmith34! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi Argylesmith34. 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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/03/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Roback! 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Great Day

We have played this course a few times and this was our last round for 2019 for my Son and I. It was a lovely day they managed to get us out early which helped with other plans for the day and despite a number of rainy days this week, the course was in great shape.

The staff were great as always and we had some fun battling it out with father (me) winning in the end.

There are 3 courses at this location Raven is the best in my opinion but you cannot go wrong with any of the Sandestin Courses.

Club house is nicely sized and the cost for a king can beer $3 which my son happily paid since he lost the match. Worth the time with family and what a great fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi lancastert57. 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!

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