Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.4981058824 4.5 stars from 5 (335)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6931 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 1199 Troon Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, Walton County
  • (850) 267-8155
  • (850) 267-8197
  • www.sandestin.com

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2000)
Type: Resort
Greens: Tifeagle
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 335 Reviews
5 stars:
187
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

314 out of 334 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Beautiful course"


u650399432's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Fantastic condition, challenging. Would recommend violets of water available at several tees similar to Rocky Bayou


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u7926102's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Raven"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. Codos to ground crew.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for playing and rating the course 5-stars!


bgcz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout. Wish we had known greens we're punched but still had a good time. Will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Great course"


u000006495442's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Love The course. Was just punched tee to green last week, bu did not seem to affect play very much. Putting was slightly slower than usual, but still pretty smooth despite the recent punch


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!


u000006502133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/30/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Good track abysmal driving range"


ddomico's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, wide open and fun to play. The driving range was a dirt track. Proshop staff needs training. Looking for a large FJ shirt they didn't have. Asked them to call another of their pro shops and they said it was a waste of time...they don't carry the same merchandise. I drove over and they do.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/30/2018:

We're happy to hear course conditions were excellent for your round. Thank you for bringing pro shop customer service to our attention.

"First Class Golf"


u901428746's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

I’ve played the Raven a handful of times and it never disappoints. I’m a high handicap golfer, but feel the course was fair and not overly penalizing. I will note that the course was set up for a college golf tournament so greens were way faster than normal. I would recommend trying as I place it as the top of the courses in Baytowne.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/24/2018:

Thank you for playing The Raven and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Tee Time"


Dennis7447478's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

When we arrived for tee time, we were told we didn't have a tee time. The course was very good at fitting us in. I don't know who was at fault but this should not happened.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're happy to hear our staff were able to accommodate your tee time.

"Great course...too much water"


u000007375755's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

An average golfer is going to have a hard time avoiding all the water on the course. The course was nice and we had a good time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/23/2018:

The water can make shot selection important, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge!

"great condition"


rpdurr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in great condition. David, the cart boy was excellent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!

"Raven golf course"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on

It is always in great shape. Codos to ground crew. Staff in pro shop is always freindly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/13/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


u000007113801's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your recommendation. See you soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


calvin3554098's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Good course in the Destin area."


u2719523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Always a good experience at the Raven. Challenging course but priced within reason. It is always on my list of places to play in Destin.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/21/2018:

Our staff is pleased to hear about your day on The Raven. See you soon!

"The Raven always Good"


Jollygreen3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Course great shape. Always great challenge. Did not appreciate the scramble groups allowed to start on back side while we played front. Jammed up at 11th hole on a after great pace of play on front.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/21/2018:

We're happy to hear you played with excellent course conditions. Thank you for sharing your recommendation!


TWParker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens Super told me curtly about practice green "this is closed". Greens quite slow and grainy as not cut as low as they probably would be in mid season. Fairways still somewhat dormant, thin and low Bermuda.

Other than that, this course has great landscaping and surroundings.....a good set of holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/21/2018:

Thank you for playing Raven and sharing your feedback!


u1995510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


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