Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5400000000 4.5 stars from 5 (350)
  • 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: 4.5 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 350 Reviews
5 stars:
230
4 stars:
93
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

334 out of 350 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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"Delightful Afternoon"


bjberg3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape. Some of the water areas are dried up but the penalty is still there. Greens ran true with subtle breaks. Overall many different holes with different challenges for every level of golfer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After numerous talks with ranger he was unable to speed up play it was like a slow crawl playing there ruined the day

We land up not playing all the holes took to long to play

They need to enforce 4 20 pace of play they posted would have been 5 1/2 plus if we stayed to play alll holes


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thomas"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017

Reviewed on

Play this course often. Great conditions. Today when checking in Thomas waves me over in pro shop. While he is talking to another employee I say my name and tee time while he continued to talk with the other employee. Sorry but when you have a local that plays this course quite a lot the gentlemen should pay way more attention to the people who are keeping them employed. Customers with money standing at the counter should come first in my mind. When he take my card the words how did you get this rate shouldn't of happened. If you don't want locals playing your course don't offer deals on golf now. If you don't take care of your customer another course would be glad to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing course"


uPXNL6261PX's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in best condition I have seen in Orlando. Wonderful course for reasonable price. Although club rentals were too expensive...60 bucks. More than the actual price of my discounted green fee.


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


"Great course"


Thomas2694297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is tough but fair. Fairways in great shape. Greens just top dressed so looked odd and speeds a little inconsistent but playable. Greens fast. Best value we had on this golf vacation trip


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


"Great layout and perfect course for a buddies trip"


johnjpalmer112's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Went on a buddies trip in Orlando with 7 golfers. We played both courses at OCN on the same day. We started with Panther Lake in the morning and it was in awesome condition. The course can be very challenging but never unfair. The best part about the course is the greens. Panther Lake's greens were fast but true, which makes for a very enjoyable round. The practice facilities were great, and the property is sprawling. I'd definitely recommend this course if you are looking for a non-resort course in the Orlando area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top dollar, but solid golf course."


u000004542367's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Panther is one of my favorites. Both courses are in great shape right now. Pace is rarely fast, but it's not easy golf. Relax and have fun. If you want to play cheap, there are other options, but OCN is probably in better shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/14/2017:

Hi u000004542367,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Your feedback provides great advice for our golfers. Relax and have fun! We'll see you for another round soon.

Best,

Orange County National

"Where is the ranger when you need one?"


Kosm1o's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here a few times and usually the pace of play is decent. The pace of play yesterday was awful. We ran into a foursome playing a scramble and you can imagine the delay. Knowing we were not going to be able to finish, we passed not one but 3 foursomes playing a scramble. We were pretty sure the pro shop was unaware of this and called them to report the slow play. We discovered there were others who reported the same. Nope, no ranger. These guys were having a party, playing music, etc.

If you want to play a six hour round, just get behind a few groups like this. Shameful. No ranger to speed them up or make them quit. Next time I'll demand a rain check or refund.

Ruining golf and this is one reason young folks are not getting into this game. Paying big bucks for a round of golf you cannot even finish. You course owners need to take pace of play seriously or suffer the consequences of SLOW play or NO play!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

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 02/14/2017:

Hi Kosm1o,

We appreciate the 5 star review, but very sorry to hear about your experience on the course with pace of play. This is not our standard and will be assessed accordingly for next time. Thanks again for playing.

Best,

Orange County National



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/14/2017:

Hi u000002800128,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

Best,

Orange County National



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017

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 02/08/2017:

Hi TJ3232,

Thank you for your 5 star review of Panther Lake!

Best,

Orange County National

"Game Tester"


Sox4Life's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'd give this course 5 Stars if I didn't see how difficult it is for women. My wife and I played with two women from Canada. Pace of play was very good and conditions were excellent but the course is far too challenging for the average woman. Most tee boxes are hitting to an uphill fairway and get little roll. The par threes are playing up to 150 yards, again very difficult for women. Nearly all of the greens are protected by bunkers or are blue be landing areas.

I love both courses here at Orange County but prefer Crooked Cat over Panther Lakes. Both courses give you all the challenge you would need for your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi Sox4Life,

We're sorry to hear the difficulty of the courses hindered enjoyment of your round. We'll take this into consideration and assess accordingly. Thank you for providing feedback.

Best,

Orange County National

"Great conditions"


maine1cowboysfan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

There are about a half dozen forced carries over traps into the green.....challenging


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 02/08/2017:

Hi maine1cowboysfan,

The course can be tricky at times, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge! Thank you for your feedback.

Best,

Orange County National

"Fabulous"


OlDad32's avatar
Age:  25-34
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017

Reviewed on

My favorite of the two OCN courses. Immaculate conditions, fast greens, and a breathtaking layout. Best public track in Central Florida.


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 02/08/2017:

Hi OlDad32,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoy playing Panther Lake, especially because of the excellent conditions and fun layout. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Best,

Orange County National

"Panther Lake Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I had played Crooked cat on Feb 2nd.

We had paid $125 each, months ago to get a tee time.

We were looking to play 18 in the afternoon on the 4th. We played Grand Cypress New Course in the morning. I had played Panther Lake 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I had purchased Tee times on Golf Now in the past. I checked the app on my phone and found a HOT deal perfect for us at 2:15 for $81 total including taxes and fees for both of us.

A fantastic deal, great golf afternoon.

Thank you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi ybrulotte,

We appreciate your feedback and 5 star review. It sounds like you were able to play some great golf in Orlando! We're happy to hear you made it here to experience both of our courses and were able to secure a deal.

Best,

Orange County National

"Walk in the park"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gorgeous golf course in very good condition . A walk or drive in the park without any houses, cars or buildings around you. Very nice layout


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi spokie,

Thank you for leaving this review. We're glad you enjoyed the unique layout and played with excellent conditions.

Best,

Orange County National

"First class course in very good condition"


u000001763861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a hard course but fair. Very challenging but what a good player would expect from a golf 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 02/08/2017:

Hi u000001763861,

We appreciate your feedback and 5 star recommendation. The course can be difficult, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great Shape"


JBright1955's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape.

We play almost every day.

What more can I say?


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 02/08/2017:

Hi JBright1955,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Nice rhyming action... We look forward to seeing you back on the course soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Panther Lake - Nice Course!!"


Gary1725312's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a beautiful golf course. Started on time. A 4 hour round. Course in great conditions! Golfed with 2 guys from Ottawa Canada. Great guys to play with. Will play again - for sure (eh)!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 02/03/2017:

Hi Gary1725312,

We appreciate your feedback and 5 star review. Starting on time with a four hour round is the efficiency we hope to provide for all of our golfers. It's always fun to be paired with a good group as well!

Best,

Orange County National

"Best Shape I can recall..."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here several times over the last 5 years or more since staying in Fla. First class facility and wonderful staff. This is the best facility in Central Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

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 02/03/2017:

Hi jackmacritchie,

"Best facility in Central Florida" is what we like to hear from our golfers! Thank you for taking time to provide this wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon.

Best,

Orange County National

"Awesome"


u000005063219's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in fantastic condition.

Excellence greens that rolled about 10.

GPS would have helped. Bring your range finder.

Not sure about other courses in this area, but this is a must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 01/31/2017:

Hi u000005063219,

This 5 star review is fantastic! Thank you for providing feedback. Being a "must play" is what we like to hear from our golfers. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National


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