Raven at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.5377647059 4.5 stars from 5 (352)
  • 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
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: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 352 Reviews
5 stars:
201
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

331 out of 351 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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DEADDOGS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u2218276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
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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


"The Raven is a very nice, challenging golf course."


Ky1304's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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The course was in great condition. It was a little soggy as it had rained the night before. That made it “rough only’ which was better than “cart path only”. The driving range was very soggy and not in very good condition.

Greens rolled very well. A few of the tee boxes were a little rough and/or uneven. The “hot deal” made this an affordable course to play. Staff was not overly friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/12/2018:

Thank you for playing Raven and rating the course 4-stars!

"Great layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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The course was in excellent condition and the pace of play was great. Staff was very friendly and the mango iced towels were perfect on a hot day. This will be on our must play list. Very generous landing areas and the greens rolled very consistent.


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 07/12/2018:

We're happy to hear about your 5-star experience playing Raven. See you soon!

"Great course. !"


u2218276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Beautiful course! A “Must play” if in Destin area.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

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 07/07/2018
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Course is in great shape. Codos to ground crew. Staff and starters are very friendly.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Great course. Challenging but extremely fair. Not your typical resort course where everything funnels your ball to the middle and you can get away with miss hits. That’s a good thing by the way. Only complaint was the greens were sanded which made reading putts very difficult. Even with the sand they rolled true. A lot of fun and will be playing again.


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 06/25/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share your 5-star experience!

"Always a pleasure"


u2577585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Every year during our family vacation we stay in Sandestin and we play the Raven every time we are down there. It has yet to disappoint and sets itself as one of the premier courses in the Destin area. We will be back next year for sure.


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 06/25/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed a 5-star experience during your visit. See you next year!

"immaculate"


u000006515607's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Only drawback was that it was evident the greens were not mowed to regular height because of scramble tournament that morning. Other than that the course was immaculate. I’m a 6 handicapper and this is a very challenging course but it’s a must if you want to play a course that would challenge a pro from the tips.


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


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/25/2018:

We're happy to hear you found a good challenge and enjoyed your round!

"Bring your A game"


u000008223114's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Upon arrival was greeted by friendly staff at bag drop, immediately had carts ready and club's loaded with last name and tee time reserved on carts. Checking in at pro shop was ditto service as bag drop, starter was very informative, tee off was exactly on time, even though course was crowded early a.m., we never were rushed, nor fell behind, no one pushing us, I've played other tracks at same resort and by far the Raven is my favorite!! Course was in excellent shape from tee to green. Thanks for being professional throughout!! Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/25/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoy playing the Raven! Thank you for taking time to rate the course 5-stars. See you soon!


chad4339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 06/25/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Exceptional!"


lmartin310's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

This was a great course. Went off in the afternoon and only saw one other group the entire time out there. Pace of play was exceptional. Course was in great condition. Great layout, tough shots.

Starter was an awesome guy. Very informed as was the clubhouse staff.

Don’t think twice about booking an afternoon tee time here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/12/2018:

We're happy to hear everything was up to par during your round playing Raven. See you soon!

"Nice course"


watty9006's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Nice layout with a friendly staff. The greens were a little slow, but rolled pretty true.


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 06/06/2018:

Thank you for playing Raven and rating the course 4-stars!


u000007566143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"A great place to play"


r80667s's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once at the course the starter routed me to Baytowne due to a tournament being played at the Raven course. That was a great thing for them to do - they didn't have to - but it was much appreciated. Except for a couple of holes where they were working to improve the fairways the course was in good shape. The greens had been aerated recently but they were almost completely healed and not a factor in my inability to make putts. I like playing Sandestin courses and I had a really good time. The courses are challenging but fair. There are several prime choices for golf in the Destin area and these courses rank among the best , in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/04/2018:

We're happy to hear you were so well accommodated during your round. Thank you for sharing your 5-star review and course recommendation!

"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


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/22/2018:

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


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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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!


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