9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy,
Sandestin, Florida FL 32550
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and residential.
Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).
18-hole par-71 Baytowne course (6804 from back tees).
10 miles E of Destin
Raven Golf Club at Sandestin: Just east of Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast, the Sandestin Resort boasts four very impressive championship golf courses. Setting off from a clubhouse which it shares with the Baytowne course, the Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed Raven layout exudes a slightly more open feel than Sandestin's other great standard-bearer, the Burnt Pine course (designed by younger brother Rees Jones).
The Raven's out-and-back routing impressively flows through a mix of partly open, partly tree-lined settings. Along the way, several small lakes and ponds flank the fairways and defend the greens. Even though the Raven doesn't get you "bayside" (as does Burnt Pine), it's wonderful variety of golf holes and scenery is accompanied by a dazzling array of flora and fauna. Pampas grass, pristine wetlands and woodlands of oak, pine, magnolia and myrtle all play their part in framing the excellently maintained, challenging array of holes.
As if in competition (or perhaps collusion), the Burnt Pine's superb bunkering is matched by beautifully crafted sand traps on the Raven, many giving full vent to RTJ Jr's artistic flair. At the farthest point from the clubhouse, Raven's long par-5 11th runs directly alongside Burnt Pine's par-5 18th; the work of the two brothers separated by a single line of mature trees. Among many outstanding holes, the par-3 6th majestically rises out of its surrounding pond, the attendant greenside bunkering only needing a palm tree or two to create a tropical desert island scene.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times (contact Pro Shop for information).
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort, located in Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast. Guests enter a world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodation. The resort boasts more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beach and bayfront property, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, water sports, children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village complete with a wide array of shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550
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Sandestin's 1,500 accommodations and vacation rentals are grouped into four resort areas: Beachside, Village, Dockside and Linkside. Each of the four Florida resorts offers a unique locale, secure environment, and a rate range designed to suit your style and accommodate your budget.
Burnt Pine; Raven; Baytowne; The Links
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