By Bill Nestor
The Raven Golf Course is located in the mountains at Snowshoe. This Gary Player designed course has a tremendous combination of scenic beauty and 18 incredible golf holes.
The Raven offers four sets of tees that range 7,413 yards from the tips. The distance variations ensure a fun and challenging round for every golfer that visits this gem. There are very few courses in the Mountain State that offer such a drastic elevation change. It provides breathtaking views, while providing challenges to even the best golfers. At the same time they, along with some extreme doglegs, provide multiple risk versus reward opportunities. The aggressive golfer can take shortcuts that can lead to lower scores.
Each side has an equal amount of par fives (two), par fours (five) and par threes (two.) This track is a par 72 and it provided consistent play from number one through number 18. The Raven requires quality shots from tee to green which will test every golfer’s focus.
The pro shop is where you can find the friendly and knowledgeable staff. After the round, the 19th hole affords golfers a special spot to reminisce about the day.
Stay and play packages are available and there are many quality activities on the mountain in which the entire family will have a great time. Remember, a getaway here is a trip worth taking.