Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5274764706 4.5 stars from 5 (455)
  • 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

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: 4.0 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 455 Reviews
5 stars:
290
4 stars:
130
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

429 out of 455 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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"Quick round before Hurr Irma"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Orange County National courses continue to impress. Tee boxes and fairways were well manicured. Greens among the best in central Florida. Water features blend well with the mature oak trees. Practice facilities are second to none.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/14/2017:

We're happy to hear you were able to play a round before the storm! Thank you for playing and sharing your 5-star experience. See you soon!

"One of my new favorites"


Mark7128667's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course, found it as a hot deal while vacationing. Enjoyed it so much that I came back before I left the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/15/2017:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake! We're thrilled to hear you decided to visit us one more time before you left. Looking forward to seeing you again!

"This course should be in your must play list."


u000001237194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The one negative is that the greens were sandy and it would have been nice to be told that before booking.


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


Response from OCN Management on 09/12/2017:

We apologize for the sandy greens, but happy to hear you enjoyed the course. Thank you for golfing with us!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/06/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience. See you soon!

"Panther Lake"


relackey's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout. Great golf experience. Well worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/19/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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


Response from OCN Management on 09/06/2017:

Your review of Panther Lake is greatly appreciated by our staff. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Great all around"


ndhall86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course conditions. Very friendly cart girl, starter, and marshal. Highly recommended!


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 09/06/2017:

We're happy to hear about your friendly customer service while playing Panther Lake. See you soon!


Jshoultz2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Excellent as always"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Panther Lake and had a great time. Course in excellent condition despite greens being sanded. Pace of play was great. Would recommend playing at OCN to everyone. You won't regret it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake! We love to hear from our golfers who can recommend a great time with us. Looking forward to you next round!

"always a great place to play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Highly recommend this course. Fairways and ruff immaculate. The day we played they had just sanded the greens. They were still puttable and speedy. It took a little longer to play than I would like (5 hrs) but we were relaxed and enjoying the round. Did not eat there or stop at the bar after. The practice facility is the best, bar none, and I have been to several "high end" courses.


Pace of Play: Average

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


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! Good to hear greens conditions did not affect the round and you enjoyed your time on the course. See you soon!

"No rain checks after 3:00 pm"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Unfortunately our tee time was after 3:00 pm and we were rained out so only played 7 holes and their policy is to not issue rain checks on tee times after 3:00 pm. No rain check issued.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear your round was cut short due to rain.

"Best course in Central Florida"


u5544611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I come to Orlando twice a year and play a lot of golf. I have played most of the courses in tje area. Panther Lake is my new favorite. It is an excellent course in excellent shape. Helpful friendly staff. The only negative I have is that the kitchen closes early and I couldn't get any food when I was done. The bartender "Bobbie Joe"? Was very friendly and good with the guests in the bar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for choosing Panther Lake during your visit to Orlando! Especially nice to hear about your customer service experience at the bar. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in great shape! The greens were perfect and excellent value. The weakest point is the restaurant, service needs to improve.


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 08/23/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to provide excellent course conditions and a great value. See you soon!


justin11577's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
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


Response from OCN Management on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for recommending OCN!

"pantherlake"


Curleykent12345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is where the Q school used to be and has 2 distinct golf courses, one being Crooked Cat (a link's course) and Panther Lake ( traditional course) which I prefer. I got a great deal on Golf Now to play Panther Lake and was not disappointed except for the tee boxes which were a little thin (maybe due to drought) and the pace of play. Never saw a marshal. The fairways were a little long but the greens were perfect. Overall a good round just disappointed with the pace of play. Would recommend to all golfers highly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/10/2017:

Your 5-star review is greatly appreciated by our staff. We're happy to hear you found a great deal!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
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


Response from OCN Management on 08/10/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! The course is definitely in good shape, even in tough summer months.


rodmond123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/10/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Whole lotta course"


guitar622's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Panther Lake is 'a whole lotta course'. Nice design, quiet, no houses...much going on design wise on every hole. Great shape, bring game!


Pace of Play: Good

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 08/10/2017:

Panther Lake is definitely "a whole lotta course", but it sounded you were up for the challenge. See you soon!

"Very friendly"


u891005217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very good imitation of a British parkland course, weather it's meant to be or not I'm not sure but either way it does a good job of it but with better putting surfaces and climate.

Very friendly and helpful staff made my round go very smoothly.

Also a thankyou to Jim from Minnesota who I paired up with on the 8th, a true gent and a great golfing companion, thankyou.

A great day of golf and I hope to return soon to try my luck on it's sister course the crooked cat.

Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/10/2017:

We look forward to your next round when trying Crooked Cat! We're happy to hear you paired up with a good group and had a great day.

"OCN WAS GREAT"


u4401311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Panther lake at OCN was great, best greens in Orlando. The course condition was good in general, it rains a little bit but no too bad. I would definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/10/2017:

Thank you for mentioning the best greens in Orlando! We look forward to seeing you again for another round at Panther Lake. Don't forget to check out Crooked Cat!


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