Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5217000000 4.5 stars from 5 (391)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7350 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

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  • 16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, Florida 34787, Orange County
  • (888) 727-3672, (407) 656-2626
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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

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

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 391 Reviews
5 stars:
251
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

372 out of 391 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   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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u242441832's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Daniel5000832's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The entire course is in excellent shape, FAST greens.


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


"An Orlando Classic!"


Teetotaller289's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played here for a few years and I was pleasantly surprised. The course condition is amazing for this time of year. Always a challenging track, the greens were hard and fast despite being recently sanded. Fairways were great. Staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth it if you can get a deal on GolfNow.


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


"Favourite course in the Orlando area!"


mikenixon34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Played twilight in about 3 hours...course was in fantastic shape as usual. The greens had just been top dressed but still putted beautifully. Highly recommend...Orange County National - and particularly Panther Lake - is my favourite place to play in the Orlando area!


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 course except for...."


odie0704's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course and is probably my one of my favorites in the Orlando area. It was challenging but good shots were rewarded ... My only complaint with course was they have been top soiling the greens every Tuesday which I was unaware of before my round would of been nice to know before booking and playing. Other than that course is awesome greens looked like they would of been a lot of fun without the sand ..lots of break and fast


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course but treated poorly by starter"


u170668470's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The staff in the pro shop was very friendly as well as the on course ranger but the starter was RUDE!!! I felt so disrespected and was so irritated to pay this amount of money and be treated like this. When I tried to check our group in he raised his voice and said we are behind on the tee and basically told me to go away. Then we had someone in our group who was sick and they were putting a single with our threesome. We let the single know and he did not want to ride in the same cart. Again the starter was rude and refused to even ask his manager if they could have separate carts. He said 3 carts would slow down play.....are you kidding me. They better come up with a better reason than that because that would actually speed up play. He actually wanted to send off the single by himself and then we follow the single rather than let them take separate carts. We are on vacation and will not return to a course where you get treated like this!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course in slow motion"


u5491717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course I have played in Florida or at least the 14 holes I played. I stopped after the 14th hole after 4 hours and 20 min. I find it amazing that a Marshall can not be found to help with the speed of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day at OC National"


u000002979940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
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Reviewed on

A beautiful day on a fantastic course. We played Panther Lake side The course was in excellent condition and played very difficult with the wind. Every thing about Orange County national is excellent


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi u000002979940,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear the course was in excellent condition for your round and provided a challenge. See you soon!

"The Longest yard"


u000005572486's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome showed up 1 1/2 hours early for our tee time hoping to get some breakfast and warm up. No true breakfast in restaurant, two choices of sandwich, Styrofoam cups for coffee.

Went to Panther Lake 1 tee and there we were told by starter, that we were a few minutes behind. There were three other foursomes waiting. We teed off 27 minutes late. First nine took 3 hours and 15 minutes. The whole 18 took 6 hours. They did apologize for the slow play. The beverage cart person came by a total of two times, in 80+ degree weather, in the 6 hour round. The halfway house on Panther Lake was not open (Saturday). The restrooms in the main building were disgusting. I have played here more than six times in the past. Big disappointment for such an nice track.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible pace of play"


Damian7372297's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty good course, super fast greens, nice fairways, pace of play was awful. Apparently a lot of weekend golfers on vacation, a recipe for a long round. My group played 16 holes in 5 hours. We started at 2:33 and ended up just leaving. Definitely need marshals here. $70-100 round deserves more


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/23/2017:

Hi Damian7372297,

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on pace of play is greatly appreciated and will be assessed accordingly to match our standard at the course.

"Great course"


Bradley7996299's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I saw that this course was on Matt Genella's list for Orlando courses to play. I got a discount playing as a single but it was still almost $100. I can't afford to pay that much on a regular basis but it was worth the round being that i am Fromm out of town. From tee to green the course was in great shape. I can't say one bad thing about it. The practice facilities were awesome. The layout was beautiful and at times I felt like I was in Central or South America. Florida is flat and boring but this course had small rolling hills that gave the course blind shots into greeens at times especially on the or fives. The pace of place was 5 hours for 18 which was rough. On those days I just try to remember the pros play with waits a lot and try to stay forcused on the round and not how slow it is. We only saw the beverage cart once on the front nine which frustrated some guys in the group.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2017:

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! Thank you for the feedback on unique course layout. Your approach to pace of play is awesome to reflect a tour pro. It sounds like you had a great day of golf!

"Terrible experience"


u562920822's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Arrived early to hit some balls. No carts available. Had to carry bag to the range and back.... not a short walk.

Teed off late due to 4 some before me arriving late and then the people in my group were late because no carts available for them. Pace of play was terrible and no ranger on the course. Took 3 hours to play 9 holes. I walked off the course. Expressed my displeasure at the pro shop. They said they were looking into the ongoing issue but I find that hard to believe. Save your money and go elsewhere as there are lots of options in Florida.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/23/2017:

Hi u562920822,

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend our golf course at this time. We hope you can make it back so we can improve your experience for next time and apologize for your poor experience. This is not up to our standard at OCN.


uTNKB7421TN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/17/2017:

Hi uTNKB7421TN,

Thank you for the 5 star review!


u000005367113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/16/2017:

Hi u000005367113,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"Panther lake"


Fortheloveofgolf71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very nice. Staff was awesome. We had a group of 50 in front of us. Yes, I said 50. That completely slowed the pace down. For the $130 price tag I was a little disappointed. For that price I was expecting a much more scenic course with a variety of plant life etc. that's all. I had to pay for a large bucket of range balls. A very $75 course. The range and practice facilities were very cool. Greens were very flat. No bumps.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi Fortheloveofgolf71,

Thank you for the 4 star review and recommendation! We're sorry to hear about your pace of play and lack of scenic views. Hopefully, you can try us again so we can improve your experience next time.

"Great public course"


Tilly2007's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great practice facilities and a great course. Pace of play is well marshalled 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


Response from OCN Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi Tilly2007,

Your feedback on our practice facilities and pace of play is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the 5 star review!


u5212613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi u5212613,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your next round at OCN.

"Great day, great group, good score, excellent course, excellent staff, great conditions."


u000005790374's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have golfed Panther Lake before, and have never been disappointed. Everything was perfect. I Had an afternoon tee time, and we finished 18 holes easily in 4hrs 15min. Two Scottsmen, and two Irishmen, made for a great round of golf with many great stories. I will definitely be back.

Great day, great group, good score, good GN deal, excellent course, excellent staff, and great conditions,

T. McQ


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi u000005790374,

A day of golf is always made better with a great group! Thank you for providing an excellent review on your experience. See you soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi u6234206,

Thank you for the 4 star recommendation!


popman0619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi popman0619,

Thank you for the 4 star review!


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