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4.5
341 Reviews (341)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
27
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
81.5%
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291 out of 341 reviews
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4.2
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
66.7%
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4.3
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
71.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6739 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.0

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.

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.5
341 Reviews (341)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging, Fun and In Great Shape

It's October and the links at Raven's Claw are full of tricks and treats. The design is far from the boring norm of public fares, and the condition of both fairways and greens are superb, a real treat after the weather we have endured. The multiple sets of tees make the course playable for all, but for those who choose to play from the tips the challenge is formidable and fair.

It is rare to find a public course that every level of golfer can be excited about playing. And the rolling terrain brings a cerebral element into account if one wants to post his or her best score. You can bomb away at times, but often the best reward comes by knowing what type of shot to play and when.

Overall a hidden gem, although not as much as in the past as golfers near and far have spread the word of the delight that is Raven's Claw.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is going Downhill Fast

Used to play here all the time when I lived closer in the area, back in 2015-2017, course was always in great shape, greens, fairways, teeboxes, etc. Now every year when I come back to play here, it's always something. Course had a 20 minute frost delay, which is fine I understand that, but then for the round to take 5.5 hours after that is unacceptable. Had to call the pro shop to get it to speed it. We had one person leave our group due to the time. Greens were bumpy, choppy around the pins, dead spots on the greens and fairways, teeboxes torn to shreds.

For $80, that is a ripoff, if the course was charging in the $50 price range that would be the max I would pay for the course. The best fairway and green was the driving range and the practice green. Everything else was sub-par. Probably my last time playing the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

not worth the price

expensive for the condition . Pace slightly slow. greens lots of ball marks. Would expect better for the cost

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always one of the best in the area

It’s a must play each year. Great staff and course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top 10 course in PA!

Once you play it, you’ll see why it is ranked top 10 in Pennsylvania. It’s a lot of fun from the whites and a real bear from the blacks, if you’re looking for a challenge. The course has excellent scenery and makes you feel like you traveled a lot further than you actually did.

The restaurant is family owned and a great place to grab a sandwich and something to drink after your round. The staff is always extremely friendly and fun to talk with after you’re done.

The PGA professional Jim Bromley is one of the best teaching pros in the area if you’re up for a lesson.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best in PA

Nicely maintained with great staffs. Course layout is fun yet challenging. Like it very much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect weather for golf

Played Ravens Claw with my league as we do every year. Course was in ok shape. Guys in the league were able to score, many had their best round of the year. I know aeration of the greens is coming and the greens definitely show wear from all the play. I always enjoy playing Ravens Claw and I have played there many times. I know each hole very well, but there are plenty of challenges for golfers of all handicaps.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Management

I want to thank you for wasting my time today. I drive an hour and 20 minutes to get there for my 240 tee time today. When I arrived at 220 I was told the people I was scheduled to play with had been sent out 20 minutes earlier! Also, my 240 tee time was no longer available so I'd have to wait until after 3 to go off by myself behind groups of foursomes. No thanks.
The whole reason I booked the tee time was because I was told I would be joining a group. I would have booked at another golf course had I known tee times were mismanaged there.
How hard is it to stick to a tee sheet?
Why did you ask for my number if you can't simply call me and tell me what was going on.
Terrible management

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Who shows up 20 min before teetime?

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Day of Golf

From the time you pull onto the property you feel like you’re on a golf community. The club is great, all the employees go above and beyond to make you feel at home and to make sure you have the best day of golfing ever! I can’t say enough great things about this place. The course is beautiful and very well thought out. But besides that, it’s the employees who make the place great, from the girl behind the bar to the guys checking the course on carts to the guy who sets you up in the clubhouse to get you going for the day, can’t ask for a better way to spend a weekend. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging course yet fun to play

Great layout. Some very challenging holes especially if you’re not accurate off the tee.

Greens aerated recently. Pretty much all area courses are doing the same so no surprise. Price was discounted as a result.

The fairways needed some tlc but it’s been a tough summer with too much rain.

2nd time playing here and I enjoy the challenge. You need to hit some shots off the tee where placement is more important than distance.

Nice clubhouse with shower facilities.

Worth playing here if you have the chance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 83
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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