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487 Reviews (487)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
95.4%
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459 out of 487 reviews
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4.5
47 Reviews (47)
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4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.5%
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4.6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
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4.5
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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2018 #29)

Reviews

4.6
487 Reviews (487)

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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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Could be so much better!

The half way shack (after 9 holes, since the course does not come by the club house after 9 holes) for drinks, etc, was closed, probably due to lack of business, due to over priced green fees! The greens were pretty, but oh so slow!!!! What's up with no trash cans on the holes? The course could be so much better! Had it not been for Golf Now, we would have not been there!

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Snow bird enjoyment

Great day great course greens smooth fast sand good
Had a great time despite the wind
Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us rwtgolf. 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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5.0
Previously Played

Perfect Condition!

The Raven is in spectacular condition. The greens are as good as I’ve ever seen at the Raven in over 10 years. Friendly staff too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Argylesmith34! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi Argylesmith34. 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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Handicap 20-24
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/03/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Roback! 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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Another Great Day

We have played this course a few times and this was our last round for 2019 for my Son and I. It was a lovely day they managed to get us out early which helped with other plans for the day and despite a number of rainy days this week, the course was in great shape.

The staff were great as always and we had some fun battling it out with father (me) winning in the end.

There are 3 courses at this location Raven is the best in my opinion but you cannot go wrong with any of the Sandestin Courses.

Club house is nicely sized and the cost for a king can beer $3 which my son happily paid since he lost the match. Worth the time with family and what a great fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi lancastert57. 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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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course

It was a bit foggy to begin but turned into a beautiful morning. The course is laid out well with little chance of slicing into one of the beautiful houses lining the fairways. The greens are so smooth and fast, I had a hard time adjusting to that but all in all, this course is now my favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/13/2019

Thank you for your review, BobIyall. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great GC

Not crowded even though it’s Sunday. Beautiful layout and around great creek/streams.
One downside is each green speed is a bit different.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/05/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Golfsky747. 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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5.0
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Previously Played

Fall fun

All the courses at Sandestin offer different looks but the Raven is probably the most challenging and is always in perfect shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Thank you for your review, u886094058. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course

It was a great course the greens were fabulous Southwest perfect day was awesome could not do better in Destin

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi, u000003275495. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Commented on 12/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us u000003275495. 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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Skill Advanced
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5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best in the Area

Course was in great shape. Greens were very fast. Will play it again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, uSBDZ7096SB! 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
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/25/2019

Hi Garrod, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Commented on 11/25/2019

Hi Garrod, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tee boxes are ridiculous! No trash cans! Soggy!

Such a nice course, but it appears to me that nobody who works there, including the pro/pros, don't pay attention to detail. The tee box markers are ridiculous! You can't tell white from silver! We had one guy today who quit after 9 holes because his buddy said he played the wrong tees, which he did, but you couldn't tell one white tee from a silver tee! They need to be re-painted pronto!

Plus there are not enough trash cans on the course! And, it had not rained in days, but it was soggy!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/26/2019

Hello rewaldrop1. 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. We hope you give us another try in the near future.

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5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course. Tough Greens!

Totally enjoyed playing this course. Great layout. Challenging course. Greens were tough! Quick and a lot more break than I’m used to! Strongly recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

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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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

This is a beautiful course but the greens were unbelievably slow and sandy
The outside staff obviously didnt want to be there and not helpful. The course has a beautiful layout and I'm sure at other times of the year would be great but with the rain over night and the sprinklers constantly coming on it was a muddy mess

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hi gwilding! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note of green speeds and our outside services for improvements and we hope to see you back!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sandestin - The Links

Sandestin "The Links" golf course is in my opinion one of the best courses along the golf coast.
I play this course as often as possible and it is always in top notch condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hello, panhandlemann. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hello, panhandlemann. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow Play

Great course but poorly managed today. Every golf hole was stacked. We left after the 12th hole. Sorry to leave do early. Perhaps, we will be more fortunate another time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

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

Day at the raven

Reception was a bit cold but starter and golf check in personnel were fine. ... this is the second time this week played and same finding

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. 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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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love Florida courses

The course is in great shape. It was a little slow because they seeded and closed the other 2 courses in the development.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/07/2019

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 such as pace. Thank you for being patient as we carry out regular maintenance. Thank you for playing Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The Raven

I play this course every fall on a family trip and will continue to play this course until I tame the Raven. Accuracy is so important here with water all over the course, so bring your A game for this course. There are so many great courses in Sandestin, but I recommend playing this one for the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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