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Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs, The9777 E Sabino Greens Dr
Tucson, AZ 85749
Phone: (520)749-3636Fax: (520)760-8815
This course is nestled in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains. The course follows the rugged natural flow of the land through rocky outcroppings and a forest of giant saguaros. A series of rare desert springs are what gives the course its name. The course has elevated tees. Strenuous uphill holes, forced carries over raw desert and sloping, well-bunkered greens demand a full repertoire of shotmaking skills. The toughest hole most likely is #11, a 625-yard, par 5, which requires two forced carries over thorny swathes of reload country. "Golf Digest" selected this course 7th in the category of "Best New Upscale Courses" for 1996, and they also rated it as the 11th "Best in State" course for 1997-98. "GOLF Magazine" selected it 76th in its 1998 category of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." Walking is permitted, but it is a mountain course and locals recommend that you ride. The nine hole rate is available after 2:30 PM. The 5,839-yard men's tee also has a ladies' course rating of 73.0 and a slope of 129.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Greens Fees:||$125 +|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Horribly Overrated!, Aug 18, 2008
|reviewer: John Galt
from Sierra Vista, AZ USA
|This course, now known as Arizona National, is entirely overrated. It was in horrible condition from start to finish. Tee boxes were destroyed and the fairways were sparse. The clubhouse was dirty and the people that worked there seemed oblivious to everything. The greens were shaggy and slow and nothing seemed to break in any kind of foreseeable direction. Some of the holes were well designed - namely the par 3s, but on average the holes were just idiotic - requiring more luck than actual skill to attain a good score. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they were playing for free.|