Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.4571235294 4.5 stars from 5 (502)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7350 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

  • 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 | 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: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 502 Reviews
5 stars:
309
4 stars:
146
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

471 out of 502 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   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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SmokyBear's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Panther Lake"


relackey's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout and shot placement important. Some long carries and risk/reward holes. Great practice facilities. Friendly and professional staff. Must play in the Orlando area.


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



dtousley's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great course with some hiccups"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course always plays good.

Pace was bad. Almost 5 hour round. Cart girl selling a domestic beer (brewed in CO) as an import and telling me it is an import, so it is import price. Starter was rude and unfriendly. Rangera did nothing but drive around and park in the shade the whole time to socialize.

Pretty disappointed with staff, but course is in good shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"The course is always in good shape."


rschoen111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s always in the best shape. Even in the so call FLORIDA Winter. Overseeing just makes it look like it would during the Summer


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


"A favourite for sure in Orlando!"


Rentall'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 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In great shape, unfortunate that one very slow foursome was ahead of us. We managed to pass them on 8 thanks to a very nice Marshall but then ran into a very very slow threesome for the last 5 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Endear perfect"


u000003132089's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course 3 times in the last couple of weeks and never tire of playing it, everything about the whole complex is first class from the course to the facilities and the friendliness of the staff would be hard to beat.


Pace of Play: Good

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 12/08/2017:

We're happy to hear you always enjoy your round at Panther Lake!

"Great day on Panther Lake"


MichaelLowe's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played OCN Panther Lake yesterday and had a very nice day. It was cart path-only due to the overseeding (opens back up for standard cart rules today).

The course is in really nice shape this fall. This summer Panther Lake was pretty dry, but the overseeding has the course back in really nice shape. This is one of three tracks (two 18s - Panther Lake and Crooked Cat and one 9 - The Tooth) that offers a lot of good golf.

This is the location of the January PGA Show Demo Day because they have an absolutely massive practice area. OCN used to be out in the middle of nowhere (for Orlando), but there is a bunch of new home construction in the area that shouldn't at all impact the quality of the golf (other than seeing home in the distance).

This is a really good value and close to my house and generally take any opportunity to play with buddies.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your recommendation! We look forward to seeing you for a more rounds this season.

"Foggy Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course but we started at 8:00 am in a dense fog which finally cleared after hole # 8. Blind shots all around, not sure why they sent us out. What really made it a slow and tough day was the cart path only rule due to overseeding. It certainly would have been nice to be told before booking.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/07/2017:

Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're happy to hear the fog cleared up and you were able to finish your round with better shots. See you soon!

"Great"


u00001374288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart path only due to new grass. Best condition ever!! Greens are fast and the course is beautiful .


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience at Panther Lake!

"Cart Path Only"


Michael5942425's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time playing Panther Lake. Fairways were over seeded and it was Cart path only!!! Other than that, Course was in great shape!!


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 11/28/2017:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your great experience!

"It beats work"


u000003588730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens and the staff where great. I wish golfnow would have said cartpath only. The fairways where long kinda of like playing out of the rough.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

A round of golf beats being at the office! Thank you for recommending OCN.

"great course but no warning of overseeding"


Rick8074331's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time I've played OCN courses where they didn't warn ahead of time of over-seeding and cart path only conditions. for the rate charged it was still a good value but it should be noted online when booking that those conditions are in place. Still beautiful greens and a great course overall.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for recommending Panther Lake! Course conditions are updated in tee time notes under every reservation.

"Terrible Fairway condition."


parkyw4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They put seed of Rye-grass and have to keep the cart on the cart path only.

I don't understand why the fairway condition changed so bad this year.

It used to be one of the best this area.

But, now it is B grade golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for playing #PantherLake and sharing feedback on your round.


sam2507623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was not told about course being reseeded. We walked at least 8 miles and 5 1/2 hr round. I’m not happy with golf now not warning ⚠️


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/21/2017:

We're sorry to hear about warning of recent overseeding, but there should have been tee time notes mentioning a course alert. If not, we can only make sure to provide necessary information next time.

"Great layout but just overseeded"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout unfortunately overseeded and cart path only. As a result the fairways and tee boxes were a bit "furry". The additional walking (over typically wide fairways) added about 20-30 minutes to the round.

WOould have been nice to know this before booking. Under normal conditions, great course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/21/2017:

We look forward to seeing you again under normal conditions!

"Great course"


rsdjrsdj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately it was cart path only so it slowed down play,which ended as a 5 hour round..Course is in great shape,very challenging for all levels which makes I it fun....

Will go back...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/15/2017:

We look forward to having you back on #PantherLake soon!


uTRVG7726TR's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 11/15/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Slow Day"


johnbhig50's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With a start time of 12:30, we certainly expected to finish before dark. Barely made it. I'm a little spoiled because I'm used to finishing a round in less than 4 hrs. Over 5 hrs. and waiting on every tee and fairway was brutal. Love the course, greens are great but FAST.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/15/2017:

Thank you for sharing your experience playing #PantherLake!

"One of the best"


paulsturgess'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 11/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Don’t come to Orlando for golf without playing Panther Lake. It’s simply one of the best courses in the area and always in great condition. We always try to get in a couple of rounds while here.

A whole host of tee choices (5) gives every standard a proper challenge. There’s a host of greens staff keeping it looking its best, and the course marshals keep the pace going well.

Well stocked pro shop and comfortable bar/restaurant. Cheery cart girl on course.

Priced very reasonably.

Can’t wait to return.


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 11/09/2017:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake! Our staff is thrilled to hear about your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again!


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