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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
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4.6
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
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4.4
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7051 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.5

Ravenwood Golf Club is situated in the Finger Lakes region in western New York. It's one of the most popular public championship courses in the Rochester region. Robin Nelson designed the course in 2002. He utilized the gently undulating landscape to seamlessly connect the holes to one another so that the whole golf course has a natural flow. The front nine is gentler than the back, where the par 3s present formidable tests. The water hazards on the back are particularly challenging. The golf course finishes with one of its most memorable holes. Ravenwood's par-5 18th has a green that's tucked into the woods with the hill behind it forming a natural amphitheater. A challenging array of seven strategically placed bunkers guards the green and approach area.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Burgundy 72 7051 yards 74.5 140
Black 72 6546 yards 72.1 130
Blue 72 6080 yards 69.6 126
Silver 72 5534 yards 66.9 118
Gold 72 4880 yards 66.5 120
Scorecard for Ravenwood Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Burgundy M: 74.7/144 458 316 420 214 447 523 331 162 570 3441 434 419 597 447 169 450 345 210 571 3642 7083
Black M: 71.8/137 430 310 396 190 422 500 315 139 538 3240 415 377 571 424 144 427 320 182 542 3402 6642
Blue M: 69.3/126 W: 76.1/141 377 296 389 182 412 474 292 130 500 3052 383 330 545 402 138 374 300 176 490 3138 6190
Silver M: 66.9/120 W: 72.4/135 303 274 362 158 372 469 256 117 455 2766 361 276 524 361 121 352 262 162 450 2869 5635
Gold W: 68.9/122 269 239 286 133 323 400 230 90 416 2386 329 220 492 331 74 305 225 123 421 2520 4906
Handicap 7 9 3 11 1 17 13 15 5 10 12 2 8 14 4 18 6 16
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 5 13 1 11 15 17 3 8 18 2 12 16 6 14 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Bent
Golf Season April - November

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared or mock golf shirts are required for males and proper golf attire for women. No jeans, cut-off shorts, or tank tops, etc. Juniors are expected to abide by the same dress code.

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4.6
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Elevation Changes 31
Thick Rough 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
A Weekend Splurge 25
Locals 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
Convenient to the City 23
In the 'Burbs 22

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Windy weather
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Rochester area beast

Among its many accolades, this US OPEN qualifying site is a bear. Hilly, breezy, firm and fast greens, and thick rough.

Choose the correct tees, or you're in for a long day eating humble pie.

Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Good
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First Time Playing

Great layout and player friendly

Course in great shape considering all the rain in the area. Very nice layout that is fair to the golfer and nice elevation changes

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Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Average
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
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Commented On 05/20/2019

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Ravenwood Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful Course

This course is excellent. Fairways were like carpet. There are some really great views all over this course. Cart path only today , because it has been so wet, however not too much water on the course. Nice condition for May! Got a great deal on greens fees through golfnow.

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Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/09/2019

Thank you for the positive review, and for the 5 stars! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back.

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4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Ravenwood Held Up well

With poor weather conditions Ravenwood help up well. The course was very wet but also very playable, of course with no roll. I was happy with my tough conditions 82.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/06/2019

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. Thank you for playing with us.

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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Pristine course, but cart path only

Ravenwood is a beautiful course, immaculately manicured. One can see great pride is put into its maintenance.
The 4 stars was the result of 2 circumstances:
1 - Cart path only , but we were not informed until we arrived
.2- . Got behind a 5-some. Not the course's fault, but after 4 holes of waiting, they never offered for (2 of) us to play through. We finally skipped ahead and had to return to play the hole at the end.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/26/2019

Thank for the 4-stars! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement.

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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Dimo5491477. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for reviewing us!

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5.0
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Ravenwoox

Considering the rain we've had,the course was in very good shape!! A jewel in Rochester,ny - if you get a chance,take it!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 05/09/2019

Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate the feedback and we look forward to having you back.

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to have you back soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good round on a hot day

Played Ravenwood for the third time this year. I treated my friend to his 50th birthday round. We had a good time and were paired up with an ex-Army man who played pretty well so it was a pleasure to meet him. The course was in great shape and the only reason I didn't put 5 stars on the conditions were 2-3 greens that were recovering from mold or some other condition, however, all of the rest were in great shape. The spots did cause some bumpy putting. The course is challenging especially when you get into the tall rough, so you have to keep an eye on where the ball went in to make sure you have a good spot to start searching. We only lost one ball to that and were able to play out of the tall stuff, so it's not impossible but adds to the challenge. Hitting the fairway is key and they are in great shape (just need some folks to replace their divots which we did as well as repair ball marks that people walk over). Try the course, you will enjoy it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Thank you so much for leaving us with some feedback, and thank you for the 5 stars! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the course. We hope to have you back!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Go ahead you'll enjoy yourself.................

First off I got paired up with three great guys, thank you Pete, Gene and Chris!!! I needed a shovel & pail for as much as I was in the sand but that being said the sand was great to play out of and this course mixes in a nice variety of position golf play with open shot making type holes. I really enjoyed the options I had to play holes a little differently then the standard driver / iron type scenario. Fairways were pristine and green and the rough was what the rough should be.....rough. My only complaint and it wasn't a show stopper.....I like greens to be a little faster, these were on the border of being almost a bit shaggy. Could have been protecting them a bit from our recent heat wave but they were a bit slow. I'm a 13 / 14 cap wise and I shot 88 and enjoyed the round immensely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review, and for the 4 stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us. We are looking forward to having you back!
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First time on this course.
Incredibly fun, challenging, and wide enough to be forgiving. Good thing because there are lots of sand traps.
Ron the starter is great and held up a four-some from teeing off and rushed my two-some to tee in front of them-saving us at least an hour!
Thanks kindly!
I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for leaving us with a review, and thank you for the 5 stars! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us and we hope to have you back soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

lovely conditions

played this course every year since it opened. never has it looked so good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Ravenwood Golf Club on 08/03/2018:
We appreciate your feedback and the 5 stars! We are looking forward to having you back.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and challenging from the tips! I’ll be back to have another go at it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good Experience

This is a nice course that is well kept and works to create a nice golfing experience. There were several groups that let us through that made the pace of play good - if they had not it would have been very slow. A course marshal for these groups of inexperienced golfers would be a positive adjustment for the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Lots of sand

Seems open but most greens protected by traps as well as fairways. bunkers to snare your drives.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging with many bunkers. Well maintained. One of the best courses in Rochester area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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