Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5451647059 4.5 stars from 5 (1110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7350 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

  • 16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, Florida 34787, Orange County
  • (888) 727-3672, (407) 656-2626
  • (407) 656-4045
  • www.ocngolf.com
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Year built: 1997
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 7350 yards 76.0 139
Orange 72 6849 yards 73.3 132
Green 72 6394 yards 71.2 127
White 72 6011 yards 69.2 120
White (W) 72 6011 yards 74.9 129
Tan (W) 72 5319 yards 70.8 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1110 Reviews
5 stars:
725
4 stars:
288
3 stars:
53
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

1037 out of 1110 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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wconwell's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2020
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!



u812807996's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"Not the same"


esoler's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2020
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Reviewed on

I have played this course for years and it’s just not as good as it used to be. Neve saw bare spots on fairways and never saw this amount of weeds. Greens didn’t look great, but they rolled very smoothly. They were better than the fairways and some of the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!


"Good condition n good layout but..."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
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Everything is good but 5 1/2 round is not going to work for anyone... no ranger out there to move things along... hope is better next time. Do like the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!



u760042458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"Slow Play"


davekiel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2020
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Extremely slow play. took 1 hour 15 minutes to play 3 holes. No ranger on the course. I quit after playing 3 holes and waiting on # 4 tee box for 12 minutes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for your feedback! We here at Orange County National are proud of the steps we have taken to enhance the player experience with our new pace of play policy. However, we clearly missed the mark on that day. Please (407) 656-2626 so that we can resolve this matter with you. - OCN Management


"Unacceptable pace of play"


SamRenner's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2020
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This used to be my favorite course in Orlando and for course conditions and facilities it probably still is. However, today I left when we got to 14 at the 4 hour mark and there were literally 5 groups on one hole. No Marshals, called the clubhouse several times to complain, they kept saying they would send someone out , but they never did! It was a Tuesday folks! I know things have changed for COVID, but this was just crazy slow pace that should be unacceptable on every course. I’m glad I got a good deal on the tee time through GolfNow. Another good day ruined by slow play and a course unwilling to do anything about it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for your feedback! We here at Orange County National are proud of the steps we have taken to enhance the player experience with our new pace of play policy. However, we clearly missed the mark on that day. Please call (407) 656-2626 so that we can resolve this matter with you. - OCN Management



tomemerson7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2020
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/14/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!


"Tough but Fair"


SeanEMac75's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2020
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This course is tough, but fair. Need to play smart and not expect PAR on every hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!



gomdori123's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!



dean21golf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!



iuanste's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"Good and bad"


u000001396973's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2020
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Course was in great shape as always but a 5 hour round on a Thursday is totally unacceptable. Pre-covid they really stressed pace of play out there but this is the second time in a few months that there are no marshalls on site to move along the slow players.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!



Amos8797326's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/01/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!



stano1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/08/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"Keeps getting better"


huronbeaver's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2020
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Panther Lake is a great layout and can be quite challenging. The tees and fairways are in good shape. The rough is manageable and fair. The greens on Panther Lake are excellent. They roll fast and true (getting ready for the Korn Ferry Championship next week). As a side note the greens on Crooked Cat are good but not nearly as good as Panther Lake. The course was as wet as I have seen it but still very playable and only had a couple of holes that where Cart Path Only. The Orange County courses seem to drain better than any other course in town. I always look forward to playing OCN. I only wish they extended there best discount to Seminole County as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/01/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"Great golf course"


u129472209's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2020
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Visiting for the week and this was a perfect day of golf. Great course layout. Not your typical Florida course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!


"5-stars from start to finish"


Ross5600450's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2020
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From the start, the staff at Orange County National was tremendous! The first employee we met upon dropping off our bags was extra courteous, and let us know they were preparing Panther Lake for a Korn Ferry event, so be ready for slightly higher rough and faster greens. A super helpful tip, because both came to be true. Pace of play was awesome all day. Tees, fairways, rough, greens all in perfect 10/10 condition. Layout challenging yet fair. Green complexes challenge you to be on the correct level of the green, and reward that with birdie opportunities. Absolutely will revisit Orange County National on our next venture to the Orlando area. Most likely to check out both courses. Great job all around to everyone at Orange County National!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/24/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/24/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!



VHendon1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/22/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!



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