Raven Golf Club at Sandestin

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy,

Sandestin, Florida FL 32550

  • Office

    +1 (850) 267 8211
  • Pro shop

    +1 (850) 267 8155
  • Golf pro

    Rick Hileman (Director of Golf Operations)
  • Academy

    Sandestin Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The four 18-hole championship courses at Sandestin are:
Burnt Pine GC (par-72; 7001 yds from back tees; rating 74.7), located in the north of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.
Raven GC (par-71; 6931 yds; rating 73.8) and Baytowne GC (par-71; 6804 yds; rating 73.2), located in the centre/south of the property, and sharing the same clubhouse.
The Links GC (par-72; 6710 yds; 72.2), located in the west of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.






How to get there:

10 miles E of Destin

Raven Golf Club at Sandestin

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2000

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.

Pick of the holes: 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.

Stay&Play at Sandestin: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Emerald Coast, FL


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru' April, end-May thru' July and Sept/Oct): resort guests $125; daily-fee visitors $159. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times (contact Pro Shop for information).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

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.


  • Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort

    9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550

    +1 (850) 267 8150

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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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Burnt Pine; Raven; Baytowne; The Links

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Emerald Bay

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Regatta Bay; Kelly Plantation; Indian Bayou; Bluewater Bay; Santa Rosa.

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