Raven at Sandestin Resort: #4
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4.6
647 Reviews (647)
5 Stars
398
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
96.4%
Recommend this course
616 out of 647 reviews
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4.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.1%
Recommend this course
102 out of 104 reviews
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4.6
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.6%
Recommend this course
165 out of 169 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

4.6
647 Reviews (647)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course In Sandestin (besides Burnt Pine)

Have played this course 3 times. Besides Burnt Pine, it’s the best course in the resort. The layout is challenging and interesting. Fairways and greens in great shape. A must play if you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, lancekgriffin. 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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Used cart

Pace of play

Really nice course was but pace of play ruined the experience. Bunch of kids and old ladies that have no business on a really nice track. Ranger could have helped the problem.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best in Destin!

Very challenging layout and was in great condition, even in November!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000005069761. 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, u730479077. 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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf Get Away

If you're looking for some golf and beach time head to Sandestin, Fl to get both. The fairways were in great condition, like hitting off carpet.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Thank you for your review, grprince1059. 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, u314161003020. 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 Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only one issue

The course was a lot of fun and the people were very nice. And though we were paired with players of a very different skill level than ours, play went very smoothly.

Only issue was that on arrival to pay the balance after reserving a tee time online, the cashier stated she was changing the rate for my daughter to giver her the junior rate because it’s less expensive. Looking at the receipt after getting home, the “junior rate” we were charged was actually a couple of dollars more that the adult rate. Anyway. Shame on me. I’ll look closer at the receipt before I leave the counter next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, u314161027032. 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u314161003020! Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great conditions

The Raven is in great shape. The greens were excellent--they rolled true and were fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, jwigington. 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 4
Handicap 5-9
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, 0ldhickory45! Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2020

Thank you for your great rating! 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 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Golf course was in great condition layout is beautiful a lot of water bring extra golf balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000006524012. 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 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Thank you for your great rating, JMKOELEMAY. We will pass along your positive experience to our team here at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course with Water

The Raven is an excellent golf course and in excellent condition. The greens were nice, a little sand on them from top dressing, but rolled nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Thank you for your great rating, 30ADawg. We will pass along your positive experience to our team here at Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
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
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Commented on 11/13/2020

Hi u314159832745. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun, quick round

Fun course to play. Greens and fairways are in great shape. Not too much sand in the bunkers and no rakes.

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

Thank you for your review, Gary5375768. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

As challenging as you wish to make it.

Multiple tees. Played Whites. Silver and Raven were back farther.
Pretty course. Will play it again when in the area next.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Thank you for your review, u314159574500. 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.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

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 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
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001089844! 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Great course with a challenging layout. Well maintained

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/05/2020

Luke1133987, 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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