Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.5
395
5 Stars
232
4 Stars
130
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
94.9%
Recommend this course
372 out of 395 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
38
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 38 reviews
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4.6
90
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.8%
Recommend this course
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

4.5
395

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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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-02-15T20:42:49.000+00:00

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 you had such an enjoyable experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Commented On 2019-02-15T20:35:16.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the five star review! We are glad to see that you had an excellent experience with us here at Sandestin-Raven Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:54:53.000+00:00

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

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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:54:28.000+00:00

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

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rate

Course was in great condition for early Feb. Would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:51:12.000+00:00

Glad you had a nice visit! Please visit us again soon!

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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:49:52.000+00:00

Thanks for the positive review! We're looking forward to seeing you back at Sandestin!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous golf layout

First time in Sandestin. Course is an excellent design. Each hole unique. Lots of challenges and excellent views. Pleasure to play. Course grass is currently dormant due to season but very playable with excellent greens. Have straight shots or equip your golf balls with life jackets. Had a fun day! Would definitely play again! $2 draft beers post round were good too!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it!

Had a 10 min delay because of frost, the day was sunny and turned out to be very pleasant! I liked the receptive fairways, the greens were perfect, a little on the fast side and the layout made for a enjoyable round of golf. All-in-all for being late in January, it was a great morning. The lady that checked me in was very pleasant! Got a good deal through GolfNow at the last minute!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-14T15:26:56.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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Commented On 2019-01-14T15:19:33.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Raven Golf Course

Raven golf course is always in great condition and offers a great golfing experience.

Staff is very friendly and polite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-14T15:23:26.000+00:00

Hi panhandlemann, thank you for taking the time to review us at Sandestin - Raven Golf Club. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you had a great golfing experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Holiday Round

Nice golf course, condition was wet, cart path only, due to recent rain days. Pace was slow, mainly due to the course allowing a 5some on the golf course on a fully booked Saturday!!! I really don't get it.....5some!! Too bad, it ruined a very nice day. We did complain to the golf starter, who acknowledged they were allowed to play as a 5 some. Should not be allowed any time or anywhere! Where is the golf course etiquette?

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2019-01-07T20:36:58.000+00:00

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course due to a 5 some on a Saturday. Our staff works hard to accommodate all golfers during their round.

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1.0
Verified Purchaser

Course Closure Policy During Thunderstorms

I booked a hot deal through GolfNow. So in cases of inclement weather, a refund can only be issued if the course closes. On the day of my tee time, the weather became horrible. Before the tee time it started raining, and later there was lightning and thunder. The staff at the clubhouse said that they decided to open in the morning and no matter what happens during the day (including thunderstorms and lightning) they would not close. Besides the fact that I lost my greens fees that day, this is a potentially dangerous policy allowing golfers to stay on the course despite dangerous weather. Until the policy changes I would think twice about booking a tee time here.

Friendliness Poor
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Commented On 2019-01-02T14:17:22.000+00:00

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is not our intention to facilitate dangerous playing conditions.

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

Great But

First of all let me prefice this with the following.

This is a GREAT course to play. I have played it 6 times now this December and many times in the years past when I am down for Xmas. So go play it’s a great course.

However, a recommendation for this or any other course if you are going to let groups go out as a 5some. It’s the holidays I get it. But you had better have a marshall on the course or make it explicitly clear to the group of 5 to let groups play through that are faster particularly a 2 some of single digit handicap players.

We missed a hole and a half becasue they would not let us play through. And that doesn’t make for a full or fun round when you can hear the group ahead say “no we already let a group through” yah they let the single that was ahead of us through.

I know it was a probably an isolated (I hope) situation. But it should not happen. To good of course to not have made it clear to this group that if Raven were accommodating their 5some they need to make sure they let groups go through.

Play the course though it’s a great round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/26/2018:
Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your 5-star experience! Our staff works hard to accommodate all players on the course, but we expect larger groups to let others play through. Next time, please feel free to reach out to the pro shop and let us know about the situation. See you soon!
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
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/19/2018:
Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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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Commented On 2018-12-14T14:49:31.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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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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Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2018-12-06T14:36:33.000+00:00

Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your 5-star experience!

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Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2018-12-06T14:36:11.000+00:00

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!
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