Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5210000000 4.5 stars from 5 (405)
  • 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
  • www.ocngolf.com
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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 405 Reviews
5 stars:
260
4 stars:
114
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

384 out of 405 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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Reviews


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Handicap
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Type of Golfer
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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



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


"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


"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!


u996243760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/18/2017:

Hi u996243760,

Thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation!

"Final Round of Weekend"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A friend of mine and I played three courses over three days in the Orlando area. We saved this one for last and it was the highlight. Great layout and great conditions. A little pricey, but I think that's what you face anywhere in the Orlando area at this time of the year (March).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 04/18/2017:

Hi bbuchholz,

Thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation! We're happy to be the highlight of your golf tour in the Orlando area. See you soon!

"Orange County-Panther"


u644166499's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great facility. World class driving range and short game area. Massive putting green. Beer was cold at the bar, most importantly. We will go back for sure!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/18/2017:

Hi u644166499,

We're happy to hear about your great day of golf at our facilities and look forward to a return visit! Cold beer is always a bonus after a round with friends. See you soon!

"Good value nice complex"


u774764386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing. Forgiving ,wide fairways. Greens a little sandy but very true. Was more green than any other course we played during the week. Got slow at times but ranger came along and pushed the groups in front of us.

The driving range and practice areas are great. Would come back next time.


Pace of Play: Average

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 04/05/2017:

Hi u774764386,

Thank you for the 4 star review and recommendation! Always fun to hear from a newcomer to the course. Our staff is very proud of our green conditions. Pace of play is monitored closely. We look forward to seeing you for another round!


1hackboy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/18/2017:

Hi 1hackboy,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Panther Lake makes for a fun day"


Pete5646216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

First time playing Panther Lake and replayed on Crooked Cat. Both courses had excellent and consistent conditions from tee to fairway (including rough) to bunkers and greens. Memorable layout. Tough par 3's make sure you pick correct tee box then move forward one set. Large greens with slight undulations and they rolled true. Wife enjoyed her game from the forward tees as well. Staff inside and out super friendly and helpful. Worth the extra money for the experience of this vast complex. Pace a little slow for some but this is a big place and you spend a fair amount of time driving from green to next tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/29/2017:

Hi Pete5646216,

We enjoyed reading about your fun day of golf! It's great to hear from our golfers who have experienced both courses. The par 3's can be tricky, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge. Our staff loves to hear about your friendly customer service. We look forward to seeing you soon for another round!


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


Response from OCN Management on 03/29/2017:

Hi Daniel5000832,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed course conditions, specifically playing the greens. See you soon!

"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


Response from OCN Management on 03/29/2017:

Hi Teetotaller289,

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! Your feedback on course conditions is appreciated. Even better to hear about your friendly customer service!

"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


Response from OCN Management on 03/28/2017:

Hi mikenixon34,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're thrilled to be your favorite course to play in the Orlando area. See you soon!

"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


Response from OCN Management on 03/28/2017:

Hi odie0704,

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course during your round. Thank you for golfing with us!

"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


Response from OCN Management on 03/28/2017:

Hi u170668470,

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear about your experience with the starter. This is not up to our standard of friendly customer service. We appreciate your feedback.


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