Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5355647059 4.5 stars from 5 (504)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7493 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: 1998
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Champions Bermuda Ultra Dwarf Turf 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
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 7493 yards 76.0 139
Orange 72 6927 yards 73.7 132
Green 72 6432 yards 71.4 126
White 72 6020 yards 68.8 122
White (W) 72 6020 yards 74.5 133
Tan (W) 72 5122 yards 69.6 120

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: 4.1 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 504 Reviews
5 stars:
325
4 stars:
140
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

474 out of 504 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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u00000331580's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far The best value around orlando even better than Tranquilo (at four seasons played yesterday for more money) 36 holes 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 10/17/2017:

We're happy to provide the best value in Orlando! Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Fast greens but very true"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. , played off the green tees 2 away from the longest tees, got to play target golf on the soft greens , putting was fast and true , 1st time playing in florida , 13 handicap went 45 then back in 39 , would definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2017:

Those are some impressive scores for such a tough course! Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience. See you soon!


Julian1153231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2017:

Our staff loves to see great feedback on rounds, especially after Hurricane Irma. We focused on maintaining the course for optimum results post-storm. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Always a treat"


scottlilly's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Crooked Cat several times and can find very little to fault the layout, condition, or fairness of this course. Even though the greens had been recently top dressed, they ran very true albeit a hair slow. The fairways and rough were in good shape with only a few thin spots here and there in the fairways. Overall, Crooked Cat is a top notch tract that should not be passed up when in the area. It is a good value at all times of the year and the staff is very friendly.


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 10/12/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and sharing your 4-star experience! The greens are recovering nicely.

""Best Yet""


glenncoburn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an exceptionally well kept course. The fairways, greens and bunkers were all top class. From arriving at the golf course to leaving every minute we spent there was first class. Friendly and helpful team members throughout.

Looking forward to playing the sister course Panther Lakes sometime soon.

WOW what a day!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 10/12/2017:

We look forward to seeing you play Panther Lake! First class experience is what we like to hear. Excellent customer service will continue to make your day of golf the best in town at OCN. See you soon!

"WARM OCTOBER DAY @ CROOKED CAT"


caballeros1970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE GREAT CONDTION,GREENS GREAT ABOUT 10.0, BUSY DAY LITTLE SLOW HAD A NICE GROUP OF 4 FROM ACROSS THE POND IN FRONT OF US, THEY PLAYED 2 TEE SHOTS ON ABOUT 7 HOLES, OTHER THEN THAT GREAT DAY 90 DEGREES. LOVE THE STAFF AND COURSE PLAYED HERE SEVERAL TMES WSH LVED NEAR THE TRACK


Pace of Play: Average

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 10/12/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience! It's always nice to play with a great group and enjoy a day of golf at Crooked Cat. See you soon!

"Not bad, needs some work to be 5 star rated."


aplynam's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The staff from initial walk up to the Pro Shop, restaurant/bar/cart girls, starters and rangers were professional, courteous and helpful. Just great people! The Pro Shop was stocked with really great OCN logo'd apparel and souvenirs. Practice greens were challenging and mirrored the course greens. Driving range and practice facilities are top notch, but teeing area for driving range was thin and seemed to have more dirt than grass to hit off. The course layout was really great and offered various situational challenges that made the round more enjoyable. The fairways were firm and a bit thin/dried-out. The greens are nearly perfect coming off aeration. The most glaring problem was the pace of play. Five hours to play a round of golf is unacceptable. At one point, I counted three groups on one Par 3 (two waiting and one not even to the on the green having missed the green in regulation). I was glad that I was finally able to play the course, but I would not come back under that pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/10/2017:

Thank you for sharing your customer service experience at OCN! Your feedback on course conditions and the pace of play is appreciated. See you soon!

"Stay away"


u6551521's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This may be literally the worst golf experience I have had over the past 10 years. While the course conditions were fair the overall experience was horrible. First off: 5 1/2 hour round with no ranger in site to speed up play. Cart girl was nowhere to be found and rude. After our 5 1:2 hour round we went into the clubhouse for lunch. Unfortunately for us (even though the bag attendants said the clubs were all set) it rained while we were eating lunch. We came out to find our clubs and bag were totally drenched. I would have thought that the attendants would have thought enough to put the clubs under cover. With so many nice courses available in the Orlando area you should stay away from this place at all costs.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2017

I think the storm caught everyone off guard out there. It was pretty bad and unsafe for anyone to be out in it. I played both courses Saturday and had a 5 hour round myself on the Crooked Cat - not good at all. Saw plenty of rangers on patrol, but not sure what they were doing. The storm washed me out on Panther Lake after 15.


"Despite the wet conditions very good…"


tomik17's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as foursome. The course was surprisingly pretty good after the hurricane. Some places fairways were still wet, but well playable. Tee boxes and bunkers were OK. Greens are rather fast and true. Actually nothing to complaint.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/10/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed a round of golf with us after the hurricane! Thank you for complimenting the work done by our grounds crew to maintain the course after the storm.

"lovely course."


garystott's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

ezcellent condition, well laid out and the greens were fast. holes are challenging with different contours, enjoyedthe round thoroughly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/04/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We are visitors from Scotland and really enjoyed the course although it was a bit of a challenge! Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful especially the starters and the young men helping to load/u load clubs! However we found the staff in the pro shop very offhand and not very helpful - as first timers at the course we had to ask where carts were and 1st tee! On the whole though a very enjoyable experience!


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 OCN Management on 10/04/2017:

We're happy you were able to play a round with us all the way from Scotland! From everybody at OCN, thank you for the 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you again!


Mike1639802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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 10/04/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


tjake53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course & amazing conditions only 12 days after Hurricane Irma. Got grouped up with 3 very nice guys who could really play well. Unfortunately my

Game did not show up that day but still enjoyed the company & 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 10/04/2017:

It's always nice to be paired with a great group. We're happy to hear you got back to golf after Hurricane Irma!

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nicely maintained with a great layout and tee boxes for all levels.


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 10/04/2017:

Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!

"Must play!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout with differing wind direction on most holes. Unsure why it it is classed as a links course??...certainly nothing like the links back home in Scotland.

Played from Orange tees which was perfectly enjoyable and would suit 0-5 h' caps. Tips (Black tees)for pros and top amateurs only I would suggest.

Greens oversanded but putted smoothly, although difficult to read.

If you're in the area you MUST play here...it's the best course I have played in the Orlando area, although the guys I played with highly recommended Celebration and Providence.


Pace of Play: Average

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 10/04/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Crooked Cat"


u000006745767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time, the course was in great condition, fast greens. We ate at the clubhouse afterward good food. The staff was very friendly. I plan on returning soon.


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 10/04/2017:

Our staff looks forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the 5-star review!


Mike1639802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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 10/04/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Nice!!!!!"


kanupp76's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course 5 days after Hurricane Irma. The course was in great shape and showed very little effects of the storm. Greens were fast but fair. Really exceeded my expectations given the recent conditions. Ate in the restaurant and it was awesome as well.

Highly recommend this outing. We signed up to play Panther Lake next month!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 10/04/2017:

We look forward to seeing you play Panther Lake next month!

"Exceptional Golf"


u000001348687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first year playing OCN and I am mad at myself for missing great golf all these years. The course is in great shape and the layout is very enjoyable. If you play one round of golf this year, definitely book a tee time at one of the exceptional courses at Orange County National.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 10/04/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round.


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