Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.5286000000 4.5 stars from 5 (384)
  • 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 384 Reviews
5 stars:
248
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

366 out of 384 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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"Fantastic course in slow motion"


u5491717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course I have played in Florida or at least the 14 holes I played. I stopped after the 14th hole after 4 hours and 20 min. I find it amazing that a Marshall can not be found to help with the speed of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day at OC National"


u000002979940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful day on a fantastic course. We played Panther Lake side The course was in excellent condition and played very difficult with the wind. Every thing about Orange County national is excellent


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/21/2017:

Hi u000002979940,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear the course was in excellent condition for your round and provided a challenge. See you soon!

"Terrible pace of play"


Damian7372297's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty good course, super fast greens, nice fairways, pace of play was awful. Apparently a lot of weekend golfers on vacation, a recipe for a long round. My group played 16 holes in 5 hours. We started at 2:33 and ended up just leaving. Definitely need marshals here. $70-100 round deserves more


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Bradley7996299's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I saw that this course was on Matt Genella's list for Orlando courses to play. I got a discount playing as a single but it was still almost $100. I can't afford to pay that much on a regular basis but it was worth the round being that i am Fromm out of town. From tee to green the course was in great shape. I can't say one bad thing about it. The practice facilities were awesome. The layout was beautiful and at times I felt like I was in Central or South America. Florida is flat and boring but this course had small rolling hills that gave the course blind shots into greeens at times especially on the or fives. The pace of place was 5 hours for 18 which was rough. On those days I just try to remember the pros play with waits a lot and try to stay forcused on the round and not how slow it is. We only saw the beverage cart once on the front nine which frustrated some guys in the group.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2017:

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! Thank you for the feedback on unique course layout. Your approach to pace of play is awesome to reflect a tour pro. It sounds like you had a great day of golf!

"Terrible experience"


u562920822's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Arrived early to hit some balls. No carts available. Had to carry bag to the range and back.... not a short walk.

Teed off late due to 4 some before me arriving late and then the people in my group were late because no carts available for them. Pace of play was terrible and no ranger on the course. Took 3 hours to play 9 holes. I walked off the course. Expressed my displeasure at the pro shop. They said they were looking into the ongoing issue but I find that hard to believe. Save your money and go elsewhere as there are lots of options in Florida.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



uTNKB7421TN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/17/2017:

Hi uTNKB7421TN,

Thank you for the 5 star review!


u000005367113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/16/2017:

Hi u000005367113,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"Panther lake"


Fortheloveofgolf71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very nice. Staff was awesome. We had a group of 50 in front of us. Yes, I said 50. That completely slowed the pace down. For the $130 price tag I was a little disappointed. For that price I was expecting a much more scenic course with a variety of plant life etc. that's all. I had to pay for a large bucket of range balls. A very $75 course. The range and practice facilities were very cool. Greens were very flat. No bumps.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi Fortheloveofgolf71,

Thank you for the 4 star review and recommendation! We're sorry to hear about your pace of play and lack of scenic views. Hopefully, you can try us again so we can improve your experience next time.

"Great public course"


Tilly2007's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great practice facilities and a great course. Pace of play is well marshalled as well.


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 03/15/2017:

Hi Tilly2007,

Your feedback on our practice facilities and pace of play is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the 5 star review!


u5212613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 03/15/2017:

Hi u5212613,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your next round at OCN.

"Great day, great group, good score, excellent course, excellent staff, great conditions."


u000005790374's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have golfed Panther Lake before, and have never been disappointed. Everything was perfect. I Had an afternoon tee time, and we finished 18 holes easily in 4hrs 15min. Two Scottsmen, and two Irishmen, made for a great round of golf with many great stories. I will definitely be back.

Great day, great group, good score, good GN deal, excellent course, excellent staff, and great conditions,

T. McQ


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi u000005790374,

A day of golf is always made better with a great group! Thank you for providing an excellent review on your experience. See you soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi u6234206,

Thank you for the 4 star recommendation!


popman0619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi popman0619,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"Panther Lake Golf Orange County Florida"


u256694881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an great time even though we did not get to finish all 18 holes. We did not tee off until 3:10 pm. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone. We don't get a chance to golf at home during the winter so really appreciated Panther Lake. This was only our 3rd round since September of 2016.


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/14/2017:

Hi u256694881,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you were able to golf in the winter with us. See you soon!

"Beautiful course and lots and lots of time to enjoy it."


u000002679319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Large, very busy facility. Excellent practice facility and putting green. Course is very scenic. However, even on a Saturday with a 12:18 pm tee time, 5 hours and 30 minutes was way too slow for a round of golf. No on-course marshals to speed things along. Posted 4:20 pace of play sign at starter's hut needs to come down.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/13/2017:

Hi u000002679319,

We appreciate your 4 star review and feedback on pace of play. 5:30 is not up to our standard and will be looked at for next time. See you soon!

"Panther Lake at Orange County National"


Tom8296690's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

An excellent course at a fair price. The course is home to the finals of the Tour Q School. Excellent layout well maintained. Bring your tent and camp out, as the course plays painfully slowly. Plan on spending at least 5 hours to play this. If you hate slow play do not , play here. If you like an excellent course at a fair price, it is well worth the 5 hours it takes to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 03/14/2017:

Hi Tom8296690,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We're happy to hear you were able to have a great day of golf! Being an excellent course at a fair price is what we strive for. Thank you for golfing with us!


Ralph4584869's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

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 03/13/2017:

Hi Ralph4584869,

Your 4 star review and recommendation is greatly appreciated!


bsedor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 03/13/2017:

Hi bsedor,

Thank you for the 5 star review!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi railgolf,

Thank you for golfing with us! Your 5 star review is appreciated. See you soon!

"Wow"


paperclip's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow. Just wow. I now know why they have the final Q-School here. Well worth the trip and cost!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/15/2017:

Hi paperclip,

Thank you for making the trip to see us! We're happy to provide an excellent experience for you every time. See you soon!


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