Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5319000000 4.5 stars from 5 (423)
  • 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

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

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 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 423 Reviews
5 stars:
274
4 stars:
115
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

399 out of 423 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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"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We couldn't have been happier with the course or the staff. All of the staff were very attentive without being overbearing. The course was in wonderful shape. For us bogey golfers, the course was just the right level of difficulty. The pace of play when we played was great. We finished 18 holes in under 4.5 hours and did not have to wait on any hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


DPTgolfLeague's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Took a group out to OCN last weekend. The conditions are currently perfect. Some of the best greens our league has played in the area. The layout is decent, and as hard as you want to make it depending which tee box you choose. Overall a great day, and thanks to the staff for treating us well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi DPTgolfLeague,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're so glad to hear your group had a great experience with us. We'll see you for your next outing!

"Play it"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time to Florida for a golf week. Played OCN panther lake last year and wanted to go back and play crooked cat. Well worth the trip. Had to wait on each hole due to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi freeportgolf,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you made it back to play Crooked Cat. Maybe next year you can play both courses during your trip!

"Great place to play"


relackey's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape. Pace of play was good. Great layout with some challenging holes. A must play.


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 03/15/2017:

Hi relackey,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy to hear course was in great shape for your round and pace of play was good. See you soon!

"A challenge in the wind"


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

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

Reviewed on

Good pace of play under 4 hours. Course in great shape. Would have enjoyed more if I had played the white tees rather than the green especially with a heavy wind.


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 03/17/2017:

Hi Jimagnew,

The course can be tricky with heavy wind. Make sure you come back for a chance to improve your score!

"Always the best"


u700373273's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is awesome . Toucan always count on it to be in great shape with great greens. Food inside is very good mass by a chef at an affordable price. Always recommend both of ocns courses to everyone. Wouldn't go anywhere different if I was in Orlando and I've played them all. This is better than the ritz Carlton or Waldorf .


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 03/17/2017:

Hi u700373273,

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! Thank you for recommending our course above all others in Orlando. See you soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/15/2017:

Hi Murphyerickson,

Thank you for the 5 star review!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/14/2017:

Hi u990872521,

We're sorry you were not able to recommend the course at this time.

"Great layout, great round"


Miguel7760572's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Selected the course because of a great 'twilight' rate, single player got paired up, following a foursome. The course layout is great, played from the green tees which was challenging enough. Not many birdie opportunities from the back, although the course will reward well placed, accurate shots. We did ran into a bottle neck on the first par 3 and didn't see a ranger to keep the pace, but did finish the 18 holes in 4:20 (right at sunset), because a foursome quit after the 16th hole.

The fairways, bunkers (only visited one...) and greens were in great shape. Greens were fast, but not impossible to play, although pin placement (#3) was pretty forgiving. I will play this course again when visiting the Orlando area. Club house was pretty nice, great staff, although in the afternoon they tend to be short on carts. Driving, chiping and putting range are pretty awesome.


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/15/2017:

Hi Miguel7760572,

We enjoyed reading your 4 star review! Your analysis on course conditions and shot selection is very informative and greatly appreciated. See you soon!

"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course conditions in fairways and greens. Very nice layout with changes in elevations too. Course exceeded my expectations.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 03/13/2017:

Hi johnlaymon,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear the course exceeded your expectations.

"Great value twilight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Booked for 3pm but starter kindly put us off 20 mins early. Reading previous reviews I didn't expect to finish the full 18. We managed 17 before the light beat us making it great value. Tee boxes excellent. Greens rolled very true and consistent. I've seen better conditioned fairways on other comparable courses in the area. Overall good experience.


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 03/13/2017:

Hi uTRVG7726TR,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're glad our started was able to start your round a little early. It sounds like you enjoyed a great day of golf!


Dave9484927's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I would rate this a 5 except the pace was so slow and the Marshall did nothing to speed up the slow group.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi Dave9484927,

We're sorry to hear pace of play interrupted your round. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you for golfing with us!

"C Dogg"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course 4 money. Wish I could've finished took 4.5 hrs to play 14 holes. Restaurants were closed due to a wedding beer cart told us on hole 2 she had to help with wedding be last time seeing anyone but no outside food or beverages . But course was good.I'd play again but tee off before noon if you want to finish.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi chritopherhaney,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're sorry to hear you were not able to finish your round. We look forward to seeing you back on the course real soon for a full 18!

"Don't play late afternoon"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Teed off 2:40PM. Very slow pace. Group in front claims that the ranger told them it was OK to play as a fivesom. Couple that was playing with me decided to leave. Had to follow a fivesom for the entire front nine. No ranger on the course to complain. Later found out that the rangers leave at 4 PM. Ended up playing the front nine again rather than following the group in front


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi irmcmd,

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear the group in front of you affected your pace of play. Your feedback is appreciated.

Best,

Orange County National


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are quick, tee blocks and fairways are mint, always a must play when in Orlando.


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 03/01/2017:

Hi Longironpete,

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

Best,

Orange County National

"Pace of play, and no Rangers"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play it was horrible, we only got to play 11 holes and we teed off at 2:06 PM. When I went to the pro shop all they were willing to do is give us a 25% discount on around within the next two weeks. There were no Rangers on the course, and the slow play was caused by people who are not playing ready golf


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi Jrsweeton,

We're sorry to hear pace of play impeded progress during your round. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to address any further concerns.

Best,

Orange County National


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
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 03/01/2017:

Hi robertsteele,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Best,

Orange County National

"Fun course just West of Disney"


Artie4975434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was fun and somewhat challenging. We started out on the white tees on the front and wished we would have played from the green tees. Then we played the green tees on the back nine and wished we played the white tees. The back nine is the more difficult of the two. Overall, we had a great time and would consider playing it again upon our next visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi Artie4975434,

Thank you for the review and recommendation. We like to hear our golfers enjoying fun and challenging days of golf with us. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Very Nice Condition"


Willyhoto's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. Greens are fast and true. Fairways and tees also in great shape. Play was a little slow--no ranger was present. It's difficult for a non-resident to get a good rate there, but we were able to take advantage of their special 9 hole rate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/22/2017:

Hi Willyhoto,

Thank you for the recommendation and 5 star review! We're glad you were able to take advantage of our great 9 hole rate. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"A beautiful course!"


u073368082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful and the day was lovely. Greens were a little bumpy in places, but had a fun round.


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 02/22/2017:

Hi u073368082,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day of golf with us. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National


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