Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
603 Reviews (603)
5 Stars
367
4 Stars
188
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
572 out of 603 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
23
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
97.5%
Recommend this course
79 out of 81 reviews
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4.5
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
45
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
96.7%
Recommend this course
145 out of 150 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
603 Reviews (603)

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 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/29/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u808907014. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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

Well Designed Track

This course was fun and challenging. Not overly hard like some country club. Not too many forced carries. A well positioned tee shot and you had a legitimate scoring opportunity. Only issue my group had was some guys showed up 20 minutes late for their tee time and the staff let them play and backed up the course. It was me and another guy and we started at 9 we didn’t finish until 1:45. Normally two people could finish in 3 hours. But hey still not too bad considering all the people there playing. I’d definitely recommend playing this course, was in great condition considering the amount of play they get.... oh FYI if you go and the cart lady comes around ask for a Tito lemonade .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate us, u000001790430. We look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed with the overall Staff friendliness/support

Course is a great course and challenging. The overall experience within Sandestin was disappointing. Check in was very unwelcoming (bag check, check in..etc..). I thought overall customer service was poor for this course and with playing the Links the day before. Especially with this course (comparing to same price point at Kelly's Plantation)..No communication was provided that the food station at the turn would be closed for the day, along with no communication that Cart vendor would not have any sandwiches. Heads up would have been nice. In the end the course makes up for other ills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi Rydogmartin. 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun and challenging!

Only downside was they just sanded the greens - maybe due to all the rain the week before? Otherwise, really good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2020

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi u000001743990. 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 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 2
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!

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