Raven Golf Club At Sandestin Ranks Among Florida's Best In Golf Magazine's 'Best Public Courses' List
(Destin, Fla.) - Raven Golf Club - the Robert Trent Jones II design at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort - ranks 13th out of 636 golf courses in the Sunshine State according to GOLF Magazine's 2012 list of "Best Public Courses."
The flagship course, which has hosted PGA Champions Tour events, moved up three spots from the 2010 rankings. Raven is one of four layouts at Sandestin, which also boasts semi-private and highly-ranked Burnt Pine (Rees Jones) and two scenic and enjoyable resort courses, Links and Baytowne (Tom Jackson).
"This accolade is a testament to our staff's dedication to pristine conditions and meticulous service," says Rick Hileman, PGA Director of Golf Operations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. "GOLF Magazine is one of the foremost authorities in the game and we are honored to be recognized."
Playing 6,900 yards from the back tees, Raven winds through marshes, wetlands and pine trees, placing a premium on accuracy. Since opening in 2000, it has consistently been recognized as one of the best courses in Florida and has also received 4 ½ Stars from Golf Digest.
Golf course design aficionados will appreciate that Sandestin is the only place in the world where Rees and Robert Trent Jones II courses sit side-by-side.
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About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the No. 1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and best in Destin hotel accommodations. A member of Visit South Walton, the resort features: seven-plus miles of beaches and pristine bay front; four championship and resort golf courses; 15 tournament-caliber tennis courts; 19 swimming pools; a 113-slip marina; and fitness center and spa.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf - an architecturally vibrant pedestrian village - is the heart and soul of the resort where guests can enjoy an eclectic mix of boutique shops, and an exciting array of eateries, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Family-friendly and choc-full of entertainment options, Baytowne features the Adventure Landing Playground, Adventure Zone with the Florida Gulf Coast's only zipline, Carousel and the Blast Arcade and Laser Maze.
A winner of Successful Meetings' Pinnacle Award, and Meetings and Conventions' Gold Key and Gold Tee, Sandestin the premier resort destination for meetings, events and corporate retreats.
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