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4 Stars
154
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
87.9%
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
100.0%
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4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
95.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6739
Slope 130
Rating 71.0
Type Public
Located in Limerick Township, Raven's Claw Golf Club is one of southeastern Pennsylvania's best golf and residential communities. It consistently ranks as one of the state's top 10. Carved from rolling hills and mature woodlands, the layout features a variety of different holes. No two holes are alike but they require some creative shot-making abilities. With tight fairways and undulating greens bordered by mounds of rough, the golf course also demands accuracy. The design incorporates links-style elements that present a formidable test. The golf course is undoubtedly challenging but there are also recovery opportunities on each hole, which makes it less daunting for beginners. One of Raven's Claw Golf Club's most memorable holes is the tricky penultimate hole. This unforgiving par-3 has a double-tiered, undulating green with no bailout areas to the left or right. Golfers that hit it short will face a blind second shot.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6739 yards 71.0 130
Blue 71 6370 yards 70.1 128
White 71 5995 yards 68.2 124
White (W) 71 5995 yards 73.6 125
Yellow 71 5357 yards 65.3 116
Yellow (W) 71 5357 yards 70.1 117
Red (W) 71 4824 yards 67.1 112
Scorecard for Raven's Claw 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
Black M: 71.0/130 526 361 187 399 440 160 523 319 404 3319 634 416 395 429 137 394 391 242 382 3420 6739
Blue M: 71.0/128 506 351 177 376 411 150 503 302 377 3153 619 391 362 400 125 368 370 228 354 3217 6370
White M: 68.2/124 480 332 142 366 401 140 495 292 362 3010 519 368 355 389 117 358 342 210 347 3005 6015
Yellow M: 65.3/116 W: 70.4/121 447 302 135 313 368 118 408 248 307 2646 496 353 277 365 100 348 327 140 305 2711 5357
Red W: 67.1/112 392 237 130 304 356 110 401 233 284 2447 451 282 268 320 85 285 278 120 288 2377 4824
Handicap 7 15 11 9 5 13 1 17 3 2 6 14 12 18 10 16 8 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 9 7 11 13 1 17 5 2 4 10 8 18 6 14 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Shearon (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire (collared shirt / no jeans) is required at all times

Reviews

4.1
330

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 41
Undulating Greens 31
Forced Carries 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Locals 28
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 42
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 13
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Raven's Claw

I used to play raven's Claw a lot, not so much in recent years but went back for Father's Day. Greens were fantastic, rolled fast and true, with very few ball marks or areas of need. Much better than I remember and better than most public courses you will play. I was impressed. Rest of the course was in good shape as well - played firm on the fairways. Hate hole #11, #17 is a bear.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Really good public course

I played the course multiple times in preparation to caddy for the Symetra Tour tournament in late May. It was well maintained as always, greens rolled well and consistently. Tee boxes and traps in above average condition. I’ve always liked the staff and they continue to be friendly and helpful. The layout is varied to keep you interested, and gets tricky at the turn to wake you back up. It continues to be a favorite in the 50 mile area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor

December Bonus Round

Love this course. Usually use my $10 reward to play here. It’s a challenge from the tips (which I never play from) but the golds are great. The fairways are wide enough especially the front 9. I enjoy this course and only a few folks braved the elements so pace of play was great.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart

Bonus November Day

Got a bonus November day above 50 degrees. Paired up with a twosome who turned out to be good fellows. Course was in great shape. Greens were running true and not chewed up considering the time of year with grass not growing. Great course with exception of #9 which is way too gimmicky for me, otherwise I'd give it an excellent for course layout. Fantastic value for a great Golfnow Hot Rate.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a challenge

No matter how many times I play this course, I feel that the layout is fair but challenging . Always enjoy my round and the rates are very affordable . Look forward to my next round at Raven's Claw.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good conditions

Raven's claw is a good mix of fun and challenging holes. While I've played here often, I was struck this time at the quality of the conditioning and the friendliness of the staff. The greens were in very good shape (they're often a bit slow for my taste, but not this time), the fairways were also in great shape. The starter let us begin a bit before our time, allowing us to get ahead of a foursome who ended up being very slow (we finished five holes ahead). A pleasant day at a nice course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Love this place

Hidden gem, challenging course that I really enjoy playing.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quirky Holes Detract from Course Rating

Nice course. Very friendly staff. There are several quirky holes which detract from overall quality of experience here.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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