Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5406470588 4.5 stars from 5 (549)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7493 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: 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: 4.3 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 549 Reviews
5 stars:
354
4 stars:
152
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

515 out of 549 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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"Good course"


uTHRW7670TH'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 12/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here often great condition greens running very freely. We played it a lot last year but they have raised the price and there is a lot of courses around just as good for a lot less money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/11/2017:

Thak you for playing Crooked Cat and rating the course 5-stars!

"Enjoyed playing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played crooked cat, enjoyed the course, great layout, wide fairways


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 12/11/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Highly Overrated"


u000005057508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked this course strictly on reviews and ratings. I looked around and saw it was the highest rated course with so many reviews; thought to myself this will be a great course for our buddies 40th birthday. Well...I was wrong! I’m not sure how the course has received so many great votes when it was a horrible experience.

First off, we paid $70 a person to play a round and we get one complimentary water bottle. It’s 75* out, and not one water container on the entire golf course. We could have purchased small bottles of water from the cart for $2.50 each.

We booked this course with one guy having a bad back and other just came off ACL surgery and being cleared this week to play golf. So having a golf cart to drive around on the course was nice; that’s only if we could drive on the course. We are one shot in our round when we get yelled and threaten to be thrown off the course if we drive on the course. Yes....they decided that morning to tell everyone to stay off the course and keep on the path. I’ve played tons of courses and if I knew this going in, I never would have booked our round there. So a typical (4hour) round of golf took us 5.5 hours to play. What a pain in the butt to drag four clubs straight across the fairway to hit a ball walk back to cart and repeat for next guy. Needless to say the knee and back is super sore for the two guys due to walking the entire course. And yes...they said no to the 90* cart idea.

The course directions signs and such were the worst! How hard can it be to have a sign made up to let the golfer know the yardage of the par 3,4, or 5. Ooooo and let’s not forget the last 12 holes where the tee boxes look like they haven’t been cut in weeks. The grass at some tee boxes were taller than the tee markers them self.

I’m just floored how one could spend so much money on a course for them not add the little things to make it slightly better.

I would never go back and play this course!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/11/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and sharing feedback on your round! We're sorry to hear the cart path rule impacted your round so negatively. We hope to see you again to improve your next experience.

"When in doubt..."


Tom1842836's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With so many courses in and around the Orlando/Disney area it's easy to get caught up in hype, deals, designers and such. Orange County National never disappoints .

Crooked Cat was cart path only that day and after getting past a foursome that shouldn't have been playing in such conditions we found the place practically empty because everyone else was riding around on Panther Lake.

Great mix of holes and subtle elevations changes..and just when you think you have you game together (8-9-10-11 are fun holes) the course hits you with #12 and #13 and you realize why you aren't on tour !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from OCN Management on 12/11/2017:

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day on Crooked Cat! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience and don't worry, #12 and #13 can challenge the best of them. See you soon!


Julien0630's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/11/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat!

"One of the best in the area"


u000005550581's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked tee time on Crooked Cat but when I got there it was closed and the staff moved everybody to Panther lakes. I had to wait about 30 minutes before I could tee-off because the course was overbooked. Once we got going the pace was OK. If they know the overseeding requires to shut the course they should not offer tee-time for that course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 12/11/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course in great shape! Greens in perfect shape and OCN is always working and improving the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/11/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation! Our staff works hard to maintain the course. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. See you soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"One of the best in the area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with some really interesting holes, so well designed with risk and reward holes. Good variety of tee positions to suit different standards of golfer in order to bring hazards into play.


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 12/08/2017:

Your photo of the course is definitely a good one! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience.

"Crooked cat ,Orlando,fla"


KByrne165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great practice grounds,driving range,chipping and putting greens.staff friendly,course was in great shape tee boxes etc.greens were perfect .layout great ,very challenging .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Public course so watching the paring"


paullaver01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very good but my wife and I got paired with another pair who were very nice but a 7 and a 1.7 handicap which made the round very slow and we went off 3 different tees. They need to think about pairings to reduce delays.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us at Crooked Cat and sharing your experience!

"Well worth your time"


Wayne6466848's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was impressed with the overall conditions of the course. It is a good test even for the advanced player. The practice facility is the best you'll find in the Orlando area. You may even stumble across a professional playing there for the day like I did. I was fortunate enough to be in the same foursome.

A must play if you are planning a golf trip to the Florida area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for taking time to review the practice facilities and golf course. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round. See you soon!


u000002486821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for recommending Crooked Cat!

"Great to play"


u319023531's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition for the time of year. Fairways had been overseeded but no growth yet. Greens were in great condition for the time of year and extremely fast. Certainly the fastest and best condition of any of the local courses that I have played recently. I found it particularly difficult to stop the ball on the greens and jugdge the pace for putting. A great course and one to be considered a " must play" when in the area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat! Overseeding was successful. We look forward to seeing you again!

"Beau défi"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nous avons joué ce golf à plusieurs reprise autant le Panther que le crooked,

Toujours très satisfait,encore plus l’an passé alors qu’il presentait un tournoi.le terrain était à son meilleur.A rejouer


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/28/2017:

Je vous remercie!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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 11/21/2017:

Our staff appreciates your 5-star review and recommendation for Crooked Cat!


Earl8359301's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


robb1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great fun to play. I played from white tees,plenty of length. If you choose the tips,better hit it straight & long. When I get back to orlando will certainly play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/21/2017:

We look forward to seeing you back in Orlando! Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and rating the course 5-stars. See you soon!


amorone53217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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 11/21/2017:

Thank you for playing #CrookedCat and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Classic Florida Golf"


jcoach21'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 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the time you arrive until the time that you leave you feel that you are in a special place. All the facilities are first class as is the course. No visit to the Orlando area is complete without a round on crooked cat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 11/15/2017:

Thank you for recommending Crooked Cat! We look forward to seeing you again.


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