Raven's Claw Golf Club

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3.9
333
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
155
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
86.0%
Recommend this course
285 out of 331 reviews
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3.6
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.6
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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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

3.9
333

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
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
Played On
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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities 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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 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
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
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfectly Manicured, Fun Course

This was the first time that my wife and I played Raven's Claw, although it had been high on our must play list for a while. The course itself was beautiful and impeccably maintained. The tee boxes were cut professionally, the fairways were almost divot free, and the greens were smooth and fair.

The course is not long and does not have an abundance of water, but the difficulty is there. The rolling farmland gives the golfer uneven lies throughout and makes tee shot placement a must. Sand traps and wild fescue comes into play on numerous holes. The ninth hole, with a double dogleg, ending in a steep uphill shot is particularly challenging. If you play from the tips, the tenth hole, at 644 yards will give even the longest hitters a challenge.

The only negatives that I had with the course were that the cart paths could use re-paving and the back nine, much shorter than the front, tended to rely more on tricky holes rather than totally legitimate challenges.

Overall, however, this is an excellent public track, well worth a trip and the greens fees. The staff gives the golfer a country club experience at a public course rate. We will be back there soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value

I really enjoy this course. Wide open but not easy, playable for everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great time!

Pace was good for a Saturday, course was in great shape and the food was above average bar food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Have wanted to play this course for years. Never made the 45 minute drive as the course normally asks more than I'm willing to pay for golf. I got a hot deal on a holiday weekend after aerofication. Was teamed up with two great guys. Greens were inconsistent but they had just been punched. It was chilly in the upper 50s and pouring rain for the entire back nine. Normally that would be enough to make the Pope swear but my playing partners didn't seem to care. I blocked out what I could and had a very good round on a good course. Nice layout. Good conditioning. I enjoyed it enough that I may pay more next time and not be so cheap. If you haven't try Ravens Claw.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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