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4.6
425 Reviews (425)
5 Stars
253
4 Stars
137
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
96.8%
Recommend this course
402 out of 425 reviews
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4.6
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 47 reviews
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4.6
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.8%
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88 out of 90 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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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

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Reviews

4.6
425 Reviews (425)

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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5.0
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Ready for summer

Course was recently aerated but not really s factor, greens are that good! Except for a couple tee boxes that need a little work,, course is in fantastic shape. Great layout, played in 2 hours (first off, single)
Traps, fairways, greens A+

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/20/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon! Thanks for playing at Sandestin!

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

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Commented On 05/20/2019

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

Great value

Bought this round for a reduced rate on GolfNow and it was a terrific value. Very helpful staff and a fun course layout. Can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/17/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Raven

The green were being aerated or it would have been a near perfect round. The last 6 holes got slow also.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Hello. Thank you for visiting us at Sandestin! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course maintenance poor

I get that the greens had been aerified recently but it was also obvious they haven’t cut the rough or tee boxes in awhile.... a bit pricy for a course that doesn’t maintain well manicured tee boxes and roughs

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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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

Sandestin's Finest

I played The Raven by booking on Golf Now. It was a perfect experience. The price was very fair. The staff check-in didn't take 1 minute. Starting time was ahead of schedule and my group played in less than 4 hours. Loved the course! I rate this above The Links or Baytowne, although they are just fine. I will play The Raven again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! Thank you for taking the time to review us and give us 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/26/2019

Hi. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon!

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Commented On 04/26/2019

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sweet track.

Enjoyed the round and course was in decent shape. Greens run true. Need more sand in some bunkers.
8/10

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/26/2019

Hi. 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 and we hope to see you soon!

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Commented On 04/26/2019

Hi. 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 and we hope to see you soon!

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

A fair challenge

Great course that has a great balance of easy and tough holes. Can’t wait to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nice course, best of sandestin resort . Greens very nice, fairways nice, interesting holes of golf. Will play here again, plus looking forward to burnt pine next time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hi. 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 Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.

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Commented On 04/18/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/18/2019

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Pace of Play

Booked solid but we finished in 4hrs 5 minutes. Clubhouse is dated with few amenities especially considering it doubles for Baytown Club as well. The course doesn’t drain well. They had back to back rain a couple days back but it was sunny the next few days and still very wet. Overall a solid value but nothing more.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Hello, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Commented On 04/15/2019

Hello, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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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
First Time Playing

Raven411

Excellent conditions tee thru green, cart gps was spot on. Stafff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Had 2 groups groups of hung-over frat boys playing in front that were slow, noisy and inconsiderate, brought the pace of the last 7 holes to a crawl; a marshall would have been helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/12/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Commented On 04/12/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You’ll use every club in the bag

An excellent variety of holes. The condition for this time of year was very good to excellent. We played the last 9 holes in the rain but the course stayed playable. Greens were not lightning fast before the rain but rolled consistently. An enjoyable round despite the weather conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/09/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Raven Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us, and that you were pleased with the condition of the course and the layout of the holes. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Commented On 04/09/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Links Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us, and that you were pleased with the condition of the course and the layout of the holes. We look forward to seeing you again 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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Links Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us on the day of your round. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Commented On 04/02/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Raven Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us on the day of your round. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/25/2019

Hello! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us here at Sandestin-Raven Golf Club soon!

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Commented On 03/25/2019

Hello, thank you for your five-star review! We look forward to seeing you at Sandestin-Links Golf Club very soon!

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

Good shape considering recent cool weather
Good layout
Staff excellent
Price ok maybe a few bucks high
Great location and each of the courses on site are well layed out

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/29/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Raven Golf Club, and for the four stars. We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us during your round, and that you were pleased with the layout of the course and your interactions with our staff. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Commented On 03/29/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Links Golf Club, and for the four stars. We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us during your round, and that you were pleased with the layout of the course and your interactions with our staff. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Raven

Very challenging course, gps in carts are accurate. Pace of play was very good, look forward to playing again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/26/2019

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin-Raven Golf Club, and for the five-stars! We are happy to see that the challenge of the course and the pace of play contributed to an overall enjoyable experience with us!

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Commented On 03/26/2019

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin-Links Golf Club, and for the five-stars! We are glad to see that you had a great day of golf and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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

Exceptional condition and layouti

Overall an exceptional course had a blast playing it. Great water features and bunkers. Overall an exceptional experience. Only detractor, cart staff was a little standoff-ish.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/22/2019

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for the five-stars! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Sandestin-Links Golf Club. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Commented On 03/22/2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin-Raven Golf Club, and for the five-stars! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to see that you had an overall enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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

Sandustan review

I found that the outside personnel were quite friendly and helpful, but the counter (pros perhaps?) were indifferent. We played during Spring break...which of course saw a substantial raise in prices for play...gouging is the proper term.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/02/2019

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