Ravenwood Golf Course

4.5966470588 4.6 stars from 5 (158)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7051 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: 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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 158 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

153 out of 158 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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wcochran2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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


"Great shape"


u8742378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well maintained and in great shape.

Really enjoyed my round.


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


"GET A RANGER!"


Brett42's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Only issue I have with this course is that they over book and don't have a ranger to keep the pace of play up! Besides that it's a great public golf course and one of the best in the Rochester area. Get it together!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ravenwood"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great challenging golf course. You use every club in the bag. Fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



joerodibaugh's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Fall Ball"


u2976357's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in unbelievable shape, greens were rolling perfect, staff is always awesome, thank you!


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


"Course was in great shape."


u845376905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the nicer courses in the area. Highly recommend it. Plan on coming back next year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect!"


u778788381's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Challenging, beautiful design and backdrops ( especially in the fall), GPS carts, lots of sand traps protecting the greens and two par threes over the water. Best kept secret in upstate NY.


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


"Ok fall rate..."


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Sunday afternoon... knew pace of play might be slow, but it was mind numbing.... when I said something at the pro shop, they just said that the pace was on par, so we must have been just playing fast.... but the backup was for about 4 holes in front of me and 5 or more holes behind me, with a single group causing the problem... you can't see that from the computer screen in the clubhouse, even if they are on 4:15 pace .... if they actually had a ranger out there, they'd have seen that every group for as far as the eye could see was waiting to hit their shots.... we skipped from 11 tee to 15 tee, and played the remaining 4 holes without a single person in sight

Greens were brutally slow, but I don't expect perfect course conditions this time of the year....

All in all its a great course but I'd never pay in-season rates


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000007836515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rbbryant2125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ravenwood the quintessential course"


DickHScottJr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a good round at a very well maintained and challenging course. Wet conditions made it even more of a challenge. Course is always in great shape and a beautiful venue especially in the fall when the colors are at peak.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played 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


"Great fall shape"


u038818583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a tremendous amount of rain, I was pleasantly surprised that the course condition was stellar. The greens were in fantastic shape and not slowed down too much from the water. Must be a really good drainage system. The only negative was that carts were not allowed off the path but maybe that is why the fairways were in such great shape. Price can be a bit steep but there are deals to be had at this course, which is very enjoyable to play and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The best public golf experience in Rochester!"


RayLo1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hands down, the best public layout and best maintained golf course in the greater Rochester, NY area!

Tee boxes like carpet.

Beautifully maintained fairways.

Good sand in the bunkers.

Perfect greens - challenging - but not 'tricked up' in any way.

A 1st and 2nd cut of rough around the greens just like the pros see everyday. What I loved about this feature is that - if you landed on the green but the ball ran off a couple feet - you weren't penalized with 4" rough!

This extra commitment to a fine golfing experience is what sets Ravenwood apart, and why I think it is the only 5-star public golf course in this part of the state.

Pretty wide open on most holes. Not a lot of trees.

Clubhouse amenities at the 19th hole are lacking.

$45 was a senior rate.

Pricey during the summer months but I think you get your money's worth here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect condition"


postalfel's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing the course could not be more impressed played ball down never any issues love the layout big landing areas off the tee but if you stray thick penalizing rough large gorgeous greens with plenty of undulation but very fair quickly becoming one of my favorite courses in central/western New York !


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Matt7615456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Scenic, gorgeous. Wide open Fairways. Starter had us go off on number 5 as we had a late tee time. We got thru 16 before it got too dark to continue. Had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gen of a course"


Matt7615456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grabbed a deal for late Sunday evening. Didn't get thru 18 but it didn't matter. Wonderful course, scenic layout. Beautiful.


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



u000001691679's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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