Raven at Sandestin Resort: Island greenRaven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
1199 Troon Dr
Destin, Florida 32550
Okaloosa County

Phone(s): (866) 285-6152, (850) 267-8155
Fax: (850) 267-8197
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Robert Trent Jones, Jr., authored a more modern style of golf course than his brother, Rees, on the Sandestin resort. With The Raven Course, he stuck to the existing elements more and routed play along softer lines. The wide fairways are lined with hazards; the greens are massive and undulating. Jones, Jr., built a few all-or-nothing holes, including a 203-yard par 3 that is all carry to an island green. The bunkers are a throwback to Alister MacKenzie's days -- large and irregular shapes that form capes and bays. Each bunker couldn't scream "stay away" louder if it had a sign on i

Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of the island green at Raven from Sandestin ResortA view over the water from Raven at Sandestin Resort

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 2000
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Tifeagle


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Raven 71 6931 137 73.8
Gold 71 5060 127 70.5
Silver 71 6361 135 71.5
White 71 5891 128 68.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Troy
    on August 29th, 2015 19:12
    Saw quite possibly the best sand shot I've ever seen from A human being on 15. Let me set the scene for you my playing partner has 125 yards to the pin over 2 bunkers to an elevated green, with the pin 3 paces off the front edge. If he goes short, my boy is dead in the water, he pulls out a 9 iron hits a dart to 15 feet and drains the birdie putt. He turns to me and says "get a real job." I got chills.
  • Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Charles haynie
    on August 29th, 2015 19:02
    Great course. Saw my playing partner hit a 330 yard bomb on hole 18. Probably the best shot I've ever seen.
  • Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    by TaxMan
    on September 17th, 2011 17:31
    One of the three best in the Destin area. Well kept, great design and picturesque. I always make sure this is on our list when we visit Destin,
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