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457 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, TX  77340-4963
United States
P: (936) 438-8588
F: (936) 435-9594
Raven Nest Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,943 yards

Bermuda grass

Raven Nest Golf Course

The 18-hole "Raven Nest" course at the Raven Nest Golf Club facility in Huntsville, Texas features 6,943 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Designed by Tripp Davis, the Raven Nest golf course opened in 2003. Rich Ballinger, PGA manages the course as the Dir of Golf Management Program.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great course for the value. Not the most scenic course, as it's essentially cut into a hillside and pastures with a highway running through it. However, the maintenance of the grounds makes up for the surroundings. From the tips it can be very challenging, but it cuts you some slack on a few holes. A few holes call for very strategic shots, but very playable for an amateur or beginner. Swapping management over to SHSU was a no-brainer, and they have brought considerable attraction to the course with the PGM program and the state-of-the-art training facility on the back range. The staff is always very friendly. My only wish is that they would institute a stricter dress code. I'm a stickler for decent dress (e.g. khaki shorts and polo).

Reviewed July 20, 2010

Played this course for the first time and was impressed. Green fee, cart, and a small bucket of range balls cost me $29...very good value. (This was a weekday round.)
The course was very well maintained. Freshly mowed tee boxes, raked bunkers, lush fairways, etc...
The greens were very soft, yet lightning fast as compared to most courses in this part of Texas.
The only negative is the fact that they do not have a yardage book for this course yet, and there is no layout map either on the scorecard or on the signs at each hole. The first time you play a hole is a crapshoot. There are a few semi-blind shots, so the lack of course knowledge cost me a few strokes. I was fortunate enough to have a local catch up with me and play the rest of the round, so that helped tremendously.
If you're playing this course for the first time, bring a skycaddie, upro, etc...if you have one!
The driving range is quite narrow, as well, and is weged in between the 1st and 9th fairways. Don't be surprised to see a few rangeballs on these two fairways.
Overall, great value and a meticulously maintained course. I'll definitely play it again!

Reviewed March 15, 2008

Reviewed February 16, 2007

raven nest golf course

very nice course and well maintained if you're ever near huntsville it's a must play.This course has some very challenging golf holes that can cost you.Great from the tips.

Reviewed November 17, 2006

Reviewed October 26, 2006

Reviewed September 22, 2006

A Little Tricky

Raven's Nest is a hard course to describe. It is very unpredictable, espically around the greens. Since Sam Houston State University took over management the upkeep has greatly improved. It's a fun course to play, just make sure you bring your best game with you if you are hoping to shoot par.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Stephen C. N/A 45 45 11/27/07
2 Richard G. N/A 61 61 06/19/13
3 Alyssa S. 8 75 67 04/22/08
4 Jim H. 13 81 68 04/22/08
5 Neal T. 15 87 72 07/28/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
9 Darren C. 12 87 75 08/03/13
2 Richard G. N/A 61 61 06/19/13
2 Richard G. N/A 119 119 06/16/13

Golf Course Information

About Raven Nest

Raven Nest Golf Club

Golf Only facility

12 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Rich Ballinger, PGA, Dir of Golf Management Program
Dean Choate, PGA, Golf Professional
David Gray, Superintendent
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