Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.5
375
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
95.3%
Recommend this course
353 out of 374 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
42
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 42 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
86
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.7%
Recommend this course
84 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6931
Slope 137
Rating 73.8
Type Resort
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

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

Reviews

4.5
375

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

Great course with terrific greens

Unfortunately we had to play during a morning of thunderstorms with periodic heavy rain, but still enjoyed a good round. Greens in great shape. Course got soggy but there were many drains to allow play to continue.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/31/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great facility

Super course and conditions. Tough to play the first time not knowing some of the tricks but the cart gps was helpful. The greens were true and fast with lots of breaks. And they were huge! Would definitely play the coures again but a little pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/24/2018:
We're happy to hear the GPS was helpful in your shot selection. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sandestin - Raven

Very interesting layout and a good challenge from whatever set of tees you’re comfortable with. Greens have enough topography and undulations to keep things challenging and interesting. Green speeds a little on the slower side but ran true.

Fun to play and well worth the visit

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Sandestin Raven very nice golf

Sandestin Raven Golf is one of the best in Destin with very long par 5's over 1 over 600 yards lots of water just to make it a bit more challenging but overall really fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course design!
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
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

When I booked the round, I should have been paired with another group. When my tee time came, I was told I’d have to play alone! I would have been the only single on the course playing alone, not to mention every other group was a 3-some or 4-some.

Even though I got my money back(I paid over 120.00 to play alone), that was not a fun time for me on my only vacation of the year.

I would not recommend going to this course if you’re a single golfer looking for fun.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're sorry to hear about your experience as a single golfer at our facility. Our staff works hard to accommodate all requests.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Raven with The Rev

From the initial greeting to the exit to the parking lot, my experience at The Raven was very good. I didn’t get one of the less expensive tee times so I was hoping that the course would make it worthwhile. It definitely did. The staff, each of them, were helpful friendly and courteous. The course was in excellent condition. The greens were receptive and smooth with a stimp of about 9. The only area of improvement would be just a couple of the tee boxes. These two or three had mostly sand on them versus Bermuda. The rest were good and level. The course layout, bunker placement, size of greens, their undulation, width of fairways, all was really good. Great design, giving options to all levels of play.

The experience was worth the more expensive fee, and I’d go again for sure next vacation here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for commenting on a friendly staff and excellent course conditions. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Destin’s Best

1st time playing Raven but definitely will not be my last!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
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
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Raven is a Great Course!

My husband and I joined another twosome for the round, and it was a great day. The course is in excellent shape, and we bother enjoyed it very much.

Pace Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GREAT DAY ON THE COURSE

We had a great day. My husband and I played with 2 other guys and it was a pleasure. The course is in great shape and we thoroughly enjoyed it. A good test for all skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing Raven. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Robert Trent Jones classic and beautiful design WOW

After playing every course in PCB / Destin we hadn’t played any of the Sandestin courses so The Raven was our first. The layout is amazing and course conditions were second to none even to those that we paid over $130 to play. Great course and now for sure will be on our list every year. Thanks to GolfNow for the amazing Hot Tee Time price we have now found a classic layout we will always play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course design. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Track, best of the three Baytowne courses

Course in solid shape, greens are stile healing probably need anther week or two. Still very playable and enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great track, a must play when in Destin

Course was great even though greens were a little sandy from aeration three weeks earlier. There were no water coolers on the course which is a must for Florida golf. Attendants were a little “pushy” after the round and returned to clubhouse for departure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good

Nice course.

Didn’t know there were aerated greens. Pretty rough.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
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
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
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