Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5134117647 4.5 stars from 5 (442)
  • 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
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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: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 442 Reviews
5 stars:
280
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

416 out of 442 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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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


"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!

"Awesome Track"


kongfrontation's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OCN may be one too facilities in Central Florida. Panther is an awesome course that offer something for everyone. Well maintained and challenging from all sets of tees. I always leaving looking forward to my next visit!!


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 08/09/2017:

We look forward to providing another 5-star experience during your next visit!


u307809351's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
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 08/09/2017:

Glad to hear you can recommend the course and a 5-star experience!

"Nice layout"


Moochie1911's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked OCN due to it being discounted on GN. The staff said it was because the course wasn't in prestine condition. As the round went on I looked for flaws, their flaws were typical course conditions for other courses in the area. Minor burns on the fairways and tee boxes didn't affect play. Greens were in great shape and rolled true. The humidity in Central Florida in July is no joke, the cart girl made frequent runs and the best part at the end of the round the staff greeted you with a needed cool towel that was very refreshing. I will definitely be playing OCN whenever I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

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 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to hear you were fully accommodated by our staff from beginning to end.

"excellent layout"


randy12466's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played with a twosome,had a great time would difintely come back if price is more reasonable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/09/2017:

Playing with a good group always brings value to a day of golf! We're happy to see your 5-star review and look forward to seeing you again.

"About to be sold ?"


Michael8215262's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Panther Lake & Crooked Cat are still living in the past. In 2014 the courses were beautiful. Today, July 2017, the courses are barely playable. The fairways and rough are mostly dirt. The greens were in good shape. On Sunday, we were on track to play a 6 hour round. They allowed a 2 some to go out in front of us on a Sunday and in front of the 2 some was a 5 some with 3 carts. Very amateur. We quit after 9 holes at the 3 hour mark. In 9 holes we did not see the cart girl one time. They purposefully don't have a water or an ice machine at the club house so that you have to buy drinks, but if the cart girl doesn't come around you will die of thirst. It appears that Celebration Golf Management (owner) might not have enough money to keep up the courses. The lodge staff was not friendly and neither were the bar/restaurant staff. The guys in the pro shop did a great job. Due to the poor condition of the courses we will no longer return. I suspect others will feel the same and until the courses are sold off to a company that has the money to up keep them I would say the future of OCN is not looking good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 07/05/2017:

Hi Michael8215262,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Our management is committed to accommodating all golfers and providing a fun day of golf. Pace of play is a top priority, but on this day was not up to our standard. There is complimentary water in the clubhouse for anybody looking for refreshment. Hopefully, you can come back and see us again so we can improve your 1 star experience. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Fab course"


Tara1967's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fabulous course staff airways friendly , pace of play slightly slow but still enjoyable, green good


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 08/09/2017:

Our staff appreciated comments on friendly customer service. See you soon!

"Sherlockgolfer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here many times. Course is excellent. Greens smooth and fast. I would highly recommend this course.


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 08/09/2017:

Always good to hear from a return golfer at OCN. Thank you for commenting on excellent course conditions!

"I've seen this course in better conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times and it has been in great condition. This time it had some issues, fairways were not in great condition, staff mentioned a 3 month water restriction. Would give course some time to recover and it will be back to its glory, but as of today I would avoid playing. My luck I scheduled crooked cat for the next day be for seeing the course conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 07/05/2017:

Hi sgtnpd,

Thank you for golfing with us! Our staff is working hard to maintain good course conditions in this brutal Florida summer. The rain will continue to help the fairways as we move into season. We hope to see you back on the course soon!

"Great facility"


Gerald4250956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I Orlando it's great to not be a resort or surrounded by houses. Great track great practice facitties. A play day here while playing other Orlando greats will be a great break up in your buddies trip it was In outs. Go play it both courses are really fun to play and the conditions are alway very good


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 08/09/2017:

Glad to hear you decided to stop by OCN during your buddies trip! Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation.

"Very Rude staff"


Tony7138298's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very disappointing, the course was in ok shape but not what you would expect for $60. But that's not the worst, the two old gentleman who were the starters were VERY RUDE. If they hate their job that much just quit. I had a tee time from golfnow and they said that it was not correct and if we didn't like it go talk to golfnow or the clubhouse. I'll never spend that kind of money to play at that course ever again. Also pace of play was ridiculous!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear about your experience with the starters.

"Stupid is as stupid does"


rich1111's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The crooked cat was closed and they scheduled a tournament on a Saturday morning. Peak time. They were hour behind in tee times. Employees were rude and not happy because they screwed up placing a tournament at this time. Delayed and no offer of anything to make up for the hour delay nothin. Worst service ever. Started was arrogant bragging about charity tournament. What golf course schedules a tournament when one of your two course is closed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 07/05/2017:

Hi rich1111,

Thank you for golfing with us! Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to discuss details of your experience. Our standard at OCN is to fully accommodate every golfer, even during a tournament. Next time, we would be happy to take any requests you may have to make your round of golf more enjoyable.<br/>


Shawn3933734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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 Panther Lake at Orange County National on 06/05/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Come play again soon!

"Great course glad I played!!!"


Itsme6673's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is designed nicely and gives you great challenges on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 06/13/2017:

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course design. See you soon!


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