Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.5
543 Reviews (543)
5 Stars
327
4 Stars
171
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
95.5%
Recommend this course
514 out of 543 reviews
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4.5
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.9%
Recommend this course
63 out of 65 reviews
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4.5
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
106 out of 112 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
543 Reviews (543)

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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Hello, u332129318. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Commented on 05/15/2020

Hello, u332129318. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Let us know how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Hi u314159950113. 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 05/13/2020

Hi u314159950113. 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 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Layout

The Raven Course at Sandestin is a beautiful course with an excellent layout overall. There are many holes with water hazards which can come into play on a miss hit and the course makes you question yourself at times. However, if you execute your game, pars a plentiful and birdies are makeable. Raven is a very nice course you will enjoy playing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/12/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u000001864321. 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 05/12/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u000001864321. 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
Reviews 1
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 04/08/2020

Hi u392321320. 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 04/08/2020

Hi u392321320. 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandestin Best

This course challenges on nearly every hole withe greens really fast. So hard no ball marks are hardly visible.
Need to play this when you think you have it all figured out. A dose of reality

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u5808903. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

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Commented on 03/30/2020

Hi u5808903. 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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only thing to do

Lucky we have a good course to play as everything else is shutdown with the Coronavirus. Course is very quiet but very enjoyable. Played today as a twosome in 3:20. Course is in good shape and very challenging. Worth playing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/25/2020

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 03/25/2020

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 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course and challenging

This was my first time playing this course and I was not disappointed. The course was in excellent shape and a good challenge. This was the best course , in the Destin area, that I played all week. I was very satisfied with choosing the Raven.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Your feedback is important to us, oriole1966. 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 03/23/2020

Your feedback is important to us, oriole1966. 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
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging & Enjoyable

The Raven is a beautiful, well conditioned, challenging gold course. I enjoyed playing this course very much even though it was a little too tough for my game playing from the white tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/20/2020

hzs0fr, 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.

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Commented on 03/20/2020

hzs0fr, 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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Raven

Challenging course with a good layout. Greens in excellent condition. Bermuda fairways just starting to grow-in. Bring extra balls seems like all the fairways slope to the water. Well worth playing. Pace of play is about 4:10 for 18

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/16/2020

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 03/16/2020

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 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Breath taking

This course is amazing. Can’t believe it’s semi private and this amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/13/2020

u314159769893, 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.

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Commented on 03/13/2020

u314159769893, 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging but fair layout and greens. Any level player can enjoy this. Island green #6 is especially a test of focus

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/16/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u5808903. 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 03/16/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u5808903. 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
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course of the three at Sandestin. Fair greens that roll correctly. It did appear that some players think repairing ball marks is for others to carry out

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/11/2020

u5808903, 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.

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Commented on 03/11/2020

u5808903, 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome staff and conditions!

The staff were so helpful and service was excellent!
AND draft beer $3
So nice to have a resort not gouge us for beer!
The course was pristine and water holes gorgeous!
Loved the course and hope the GCAMTOUR will make this a yearly destination!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/01/2020

u00000936857, 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.

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Commented on 04/01/2020

u00000936857, 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 129
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Tough course

I always play the Raven course when in this area. My wife and I come down several times a year. The raven course is a must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2020

Your feedback is important to us, VanBreezy. 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 03/31/2020

Your feedback is important to us, VanBreezy. 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
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

AmTour

Wow Wow
Super fun course. Not long , but wonderful to play. If wind blows look out. Course was in super shape for March. Greens was super fast and true roll. Pace of play was very good and staff was very friendly around the course and clubhouse. Eating and staying in the area was good. I would recommend staying in the resort across the street from the course where you can sit back and watch the ocean after your GREAT round of golf at Burnt pine or The Raven

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2020

Hi caknightque. 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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Commented on 03/31/2020

Hi caknightque. 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 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Courses and Great Resort

The courses we played for our Golf Channel Major were Great ... good conditions and good weather

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, digdug102364! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 03/31/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, digdug102364! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 03/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, pwenger52! 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 03/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, pwenger52! 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 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging but enjoyable

A bit challenging for a 20 handicapper that didn't play for 4 months. You have to bring your best game as fairways are tight and high slopes off fairways drop balls into the water ,which there is a lot of .Overall a really beautiful, well maintained course with great hospitality. Will be back next year to redeem myself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2020

Hi dannyb3161. 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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Commented on 03/31/2020

Hi dannyb3161. 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 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Course

This course has some great signature holes. Number 4 with the island green is a very fun, yet challenging hole. The drop zone for this hole was pretty beat up and needed some work as it was mainly sand with a little bit of grass, but overall the course was in great condition. Would recommend this course as a fun place to play!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2020

u000007113946, 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.

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Commented on 03/31/2020

u000007113946, 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 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

The course is well laid out

The course is well laid out with well placed bunkers and water. The bunkers were very hard do to the overabundance of rain making bunker play very inconsistent. The greens were large with interesting undulations that were fun and challenging. The only down side to the greens was their inconsistency. One was slow and the next fast. I think a lot had to do with the rain.
Over all loved the course and would recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2020

Hi u852369818. 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 03/31/2020

Hi u852369818. 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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