Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5144000000 4.5 stars from 5 (418)
  • 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
  • (407) 656-4045
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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

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 418 Reviews
5 stars:
265
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

396 out of 418 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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"Great Course"


u000001554789's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The greens were a goof fast pace, but not too fast. The fairways and greens were surprisingly in great shape considering the lack of rain on Orlando. Will definitely play this course again on my next golf trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Will be back!"


Kenny5768514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be a good day, from the cart guys to the pro shop staff and the starter all very friendly. We played at 07:30 and it was like having a private course! We finished in just over 3 1/2 hours .. course layout was great and fairways stunning, only one very small criticism and that was there was a lot of sand on the greens, looked like the greens had been hollow tined maybe a week ago and we weren't told on booking or arrival... didn't stop our enjoyment tho! Would thoroughly recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u535339663's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Though it kicked my butt, I will definitely be back to play it again. The greens are fast but true. Possible to roll them in from distance because there isn't a lot of bounce that you find at many courses. It's nice to see the elevated greens and fairways. You appreciate every good shot you make and it can still be quite forgiving. I will definitely be back to try to tame this Panther.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Panther Lake"


danny4593889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a fun round OCN is always in good shape. The only detractor was the slow play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highly recommended, its a memory"


danielccarr's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I live in the area and believe me you cannot go wrong with Orange County National courses. I would however call ahead and see if they are hosting a tournament since that will change the pace of play and experience. Disappointed I couldn't use my Hot Deal Reward due to the rule change, GN this is a stupid change, not cool.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



warden0007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u000002359441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very nice, for the little amount of rain they have had would of expected it to be burnt to a crisp. Wasn't the case at all, also wasn't too busy so weren't feeling rushed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/10/2017:

Hi u000002359441,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated! The lack of rain can be tough, but our staff does an exceptional job maintaining the course. We're happy to hear our golfers taking notice!


Rod1980289's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/04/2017:

Hi Rod1980289,

Thank you for the 4 star review and recommendation!

"Great course"


nellandchelle's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course and in super condition given the dry weather. Bag drop guy was rude and more interested in talking to his colleagues than his guests. Not really representative of the brand. However , the staff in the shop and the starter guy were very friendly. Pin positions were tricky , particularly with the speed of the greens. All in all , a fantastic golf experience and worth the $.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/04/2017:

Hi nellandchelle,

Thank you for golfing with us and providing a 5 star review on your experience! Even with the dry weather, our staff is doing a great job maintaining excellent course conditions. Pin positions can definitely be tricky on certain holes, but it sounds like you were always up for the challenge. See you soon for another day at OCN!

"Phanter Lake"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would definitely recommend this course, this was the greenest course I've played this year. I'll be coming back to play Crooked Cat which I've heard is as good are better. The only reason we didn't play it was due to aeration of the greens. Living on a fixed income limits how much I pay to play, need I say more, this is probably a 100.00 or more course during the winter months, so at 55.00 this was a steal.


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


Response from OCN Management on 05/04/2017:

Hi tewgto,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Great to be the greenest course you've played all year. Our staff works hard to maintain great conditions. Also sounds like you found a good value with us which is awesome. See you soon to play Crooked Cat!

"Great track"


bertuzz2004's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape for how dry the area has been over the past few months, only downside was seeing the ponds dried up. Green were true and rolled well. Range balls were a little steep at $7.30 for 30 balls, but we got a hot deal on GolfNow. Teed off at 1pm, played in under 4hrs. Highly recommend this track, with test all golfers at all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/04/2017:

Hi bertuzz2004,

The recent drought has definitely been tough, but our staff is always hard at work ensuring excellent course conditions. Great to hear you found a good value and played in under 4 hours.

"Disappointed after reading all the positive reviews."


gammie2005's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We couldn't recommend PL wholeheartedly. Although the par 3s are rather special, we didn't find the rest of the holes particularly memorable. The greens had recently been sanded and putting through and over the lines was like putting on corduroy. We also found the disintegrating fairway Bermuda grass difficult to play from. We received a neutral-going on-frosty reception at the pro's shop, and the bar and restaurant staff were going through the motions - no more. In contrast, the young bag drop team were terrific.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/04/2017:

Hi gammie2005,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Recent sanding can slightly affect break on the greens, but we hope you can come back over the summer to try again. As for customer service, we take these comments very seriously and will assess the situation for next time. This is a top priority at our facilities and apologize you did not find our standard of service. Thank you for golfing with us at OCN!


Ray8306911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing 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 don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/03/2017:

Hi Ray8306911,

Thank you for the 5 star review!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played 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


Response from OCN Management on 05/03/2017:

Hi rphickey,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Difficult for a 15-20 handicap"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Appreciated the course that plays long even from thé white tee. Very though for the ladies on the forward tee.

Nice lay out. Greens in great condition . Lakes were all dry


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 05/03/2017:

Hi ydumon,

Thank you for the 5 star review! The course definitely offers a formidable challenge for any handicap. Practice makes perfect! We hope you decide to golf with us again soon.

"Great shape, but not too memorable"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Previous glowing reviews convinced us to play this course when it showed up as a Hot Deal. The large greens were in great shape and the condition of the golf course was excellent. The landing areas were quite generous, with enough bunkers and water hazards to keep play interesting, but the front nine was rather unremarkable. It is an enjoyable golf course, but I was a little disappointed that the architecture was not that memorable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi iskiandgolf,

Great to hear you decided to come out and play a round with us based on positive reviews. Thank you for writing a 4 star review and providing feedback on course architecture. We take pride in our course layout and hope you will come back and golf with us again to enjoy the excellent course conditions.

"Pace of play"


u00000166565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape but the pace of play resulted in a 5+ hour round and no one on the staff did anything to speed it up. Absolutely terrible for a so called PGA level golf establishment.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi u00000166565,

Thank you for golfing with us! Our marshals are always monitoring the course for pace of play. We're sorry it was not up to par on this particular day. Hopefully, you can come back so we can improve your 2 star experience next time.

"Quality set up"


Robin25's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well worth the extra $$$s over other GolfNow deal.

Quality golf course in all round good condition. Greens are first class , firm receptive and true.

One step below Country Club set up but close in all other departments.

Value for money and would both return and recommend as a must play course when in Orlando area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi Robin25,

Thank you for recommending our course as a must play when in Orlando! We're happy to provide a great value to our golfers with excellent conditions on the greens. See you soon!

"Great round but..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course to play but the drained ponds stunk like sewers. Very unfortunate when you're paying $100 for a round of golf. Other than that, highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi GlennEh,

Your feedback on drained ponds on the course is greatly appreciated. Thank you for golfing with us and bringing this matter to our attention! We're happy you were able to provide a 4 star review all around.

"Great experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played both OCN courses in the last week. great conditions both times. There was a 20 minute downpour before our round but the course drained well. Marshals were around to keep the pace of play moving. Both rounds completed in 4:30.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi zixco,

We're happy to hear you were able to experience both 18 Hole courses at OCN with excellent course conditions. It's good to hear the marshals were able to keep pace of play moving. See you soon!


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