Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5360647059 4.5 stars from 5 (1186)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7493 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: 1998
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Champions Bermuda Ultra Dwarf Turf 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
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 7493 yards 76.0 139
Orange 72 6927 yards 73.7 132
Green 72 6432 yards 71.4 126
White 72 6020 yards 68.8 122
White (W) 72 6020 yards 74.5 133
Tan (W) 72 5122 yards 69.6 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1186 Reviews
5 stars:
784
4 stars:
312
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

1122 out of 1186 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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MartinFry's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Never Disappointed"


scottlilly's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: OCN courses are the best golf value in central Florida! Today, I played Crooked Cat and, once again, the course was impeccable. I was especially impressed with the greens which were a perfect speed; quick but not so fast they were unfair for the average golfer. I just played Bella Collina and their greens were embarrassingly slow for a high dollar course when compared to Crooked Cat. If you’re looking for a great value for your golf dollar, you must check the Orange County National Courses, Crooked Cat and Panther Lake.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



dennis0538's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super conditions"


Arturo2792185's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Cooked Cat today. What a treat! Excellent conditions at a great price. Must play in Orlando area.


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


"Fabulous course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition from tee box to green.


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


"Excellent Layout"


Frankmasciale's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

After playing both Orange County National courses, I have to say I prefer Crocked Cat. Both courses are in very good condition as to be expected from Orange County National. Slightly tighter off the tee than Panther Lake, this course offers better aesthetics. Visually more scenic, rolling topography, and challenging doglegs is this course’s trademark. You can not go wrong with either.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OCN was hosting the Korn-Ferry Tour on Panther so some of the facilities were restricted.That had little impact on those of us playing Crooked Cat which was in excellent shape, especially the greens.We play OCN as much as possible. You won't find better conditions in Central FL.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Crooked Cat"


tomt32707's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout in excellent condition except rough jut off the fairway was a bit too long. If the ball nestled down you couldn’t see is as the grass was higher than the ball. Staff was very accommodating, providing a handicap flag, cooler with ice ans 2 bottles of water. Beverage cart girl was very friendly as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a Treat"


scottlilly's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Full disclosure, I have a bias in favor of Crooked Cat as I have played it more than any other course in the area. The reason for that is it is consistently in good shape regardless of the time of year. Right now, it is in solid condition from tee to green albeit not the best I’ve ever seen it. Greens are smooth and rolling true but they are not overly quick. Fairways and tees are uniformly in good shape with only the intermittent thin areas. You get good value for your golf dollar at OCN, regardless of which course you play, so I highly recommend it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Amazing how firm the fairways and greens were considering all the rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u488527850's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Superior Conditions Always"


LKW8253's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition from tee to green. Slick greens. The Covid precautions were over the top. But thats what you get when you have democrats running the county. I will pass on playing here until the commies running Orange County start behaving like they are in America again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2020
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


WilliamLopez's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Last week I played Panther Lake and came back to play Crooked Cat. The greens were great and rolling fast. However, I was disappointed at the condition of the fairways. They were not lush as usual and had a lot of places without grass or just dirt. Both Crooked Cat and Panther Lake are usually in great condition. Love to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fastest greens"


tanman69's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in immaculate shape and the greens are like glass. Some of the quickest greens I've ever played.

Definitely a positive experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Average"


Casey5004388's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place used to be lush but idk what happened but fairways were not lush anymore. Some dead or dying areas but greens were very nice and fast, they were probably rolling at 11 to 12 speed but very true roll. Layout is great as always.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"From CT"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to try this course. It’s gorgeous and challenging. The entire staff are extremely nice and professional. You can’t beat the price for this premier course. Can’t wait to play it again


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


"Slow play."


ras1954's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow pace started at 3rd, became worse as went along. Assumed course was full because could see ahead a hole or 2 had players. Back 9 became slower waiting 5+ min between shots, gave up after 14th and over 3hrs and drove around 4 groups to find a 2some with no one ahead of them holding up a full back 9 of golfers. Courses should take some responsibility for pace of play with rangers pushing play throughs or speeding up slow groups especially ones that charge so much to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



gomdori123's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2020
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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