Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5341000000 4.5 stars from 5 (440)
  • 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
  • (888) 727-3672, (407) 656-2626
  • (407) 656-4045
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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 440 Reviews
5 stars:
286
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

415 out of 440 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 track!"


joshsmith12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Amazing round of golf in Orlando's West side. This is a true golf facility dedicated to golf. Huge range, putting green, practice chipping/bunker area. This place is all about golf. The course was pretty generous with fairway landing and had room if you missed off the tees a bit. Long hitters paradise. Bunkers were massive both fairway lining and beside the greens. Greens were quick, but could use some rain. They were a bit hard on shorter approach shots. Come in high with spin and they held fine. Play to the correct side of fairways or trees at doglegs will block some shots. No GPS on carts. Could really improve the facility with that addition. Great course. Great facility overall though. Must play.


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


"Perfect day"


Michel6170933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course maintained perfectly. It was our first time to the course and it will not be our last, actually we booked on the other course (Panther Lake) to play the next day right after our round. You pay a bit more than the average to play there but it is sure worth it.


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


"Nice Course"


Daniel3677667's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were pretty good overall. Tee boxes were generally in good shape, allowing for a good set up of the ball on the par 3s if you elected to go without a tee. Fairways were in good shape but lacked a consistent density from tee to green. Had some fairway shots end up in lies where the ball did not sit up nicely for the approach shots. I wouldn't say they had bare spots necessarily, just patches where the grass was not grown-in consistently. However, that was more the exception so I give the fairways a B to B+. Rough was manageable and you could save par with thoughtful club selection. Greens were very nice and quick. I was able to get the speed down quickly because the practice green was indicative of the course greens. That's huge with me. Nothing more frustrating than practicing on the putting green only to find out the course greens/practice green are dissimilar.

Played from the green tees, but I'll play from the golds next time to lengthen out the course a bit. Front nine was quite different than the back 9 in layout and difficulty. Front nine was more generic in layout allowing good scores with decent drives off the tee. Back nine was laid out expressly for smart course management which made it a lot of fun. Poor choices off the tee resulted in very challenging approach shots if not an added stroke from the hazard and/or lost ball.

Practice facility is top notch which allows an excellent warm up for both the long and short game.

Staff was very friendly and professional. Can't wait to try Panther (the other 18). Only down side to the day was I discovered they had a better fee rate for Orange County residents which wasn't apparent going through GolfNow.

Definitely will play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Only Good Thing is the Course"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was enjoyable, but the rest of the experience was not. I needed to borrow a rental set, and asked for stiff shafts; there was also a ladies sand wedge. The cart boy thought they were all rented, but said he would go check. He never came back. There were a couple of holes with three groups on them. The bar/snack bar is understaffed, and it took about ten to fifteen minutes to get a hot dog and drink at the turn.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i haven't played this course in a long time due to price..other courses were more competitive in terms of price ...OCN is no doubt the place I would all the time if I could afford it .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"SPECTACULAR!!"


4355martin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally when down for the Winter months I always try to get a game in at Orange County National but when you're here for 4 months and you want to play as much golf as you can within a budget this Course is almost impossible to afford! Especially as a non resident of Florida or an Orange County Resident! The prices for non resident are just so high for non residents in the months of January through April you have to just wait it out to see if you can finally get a hot deal through Golf Now just to get the chance to play it! I do think it is a little unfair their pricing through those months knowing that the State is loaded with non residents! That is the only negative! I had to get that in so with that being said! This is a spectacular facility that I wish I could play so more often when here! Fairways and greens superb! Service superb! Outstanding golf course period! It's a must play in Orlando! Well maintained and just a joy to play! I just wish knowing how many visitors are here during the winter months you would help out the Non residents. Even if you had a non resident day a week with special pricing so us snowbirds could afford to play more than once! Thanks though for a fantastic round of golf! 5 STAR all the way!

P.S. Hopefully you'll help out us non residents next year when I'm back down January through April!

Martin

Bolton, Ontario

Canada


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


"One of the best is the Orlando area."


golfdealseeker's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had perfect weather for one of the best resort style courses in the area. Fairways are wide and the rough is not that rough or penal. Throughly enjoyed the round. Next time we vacation to Orlando I am going to try the sister course.

It is very fair to the mid level handicap golfer.

You should give it a try, you will not be dissappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape from tee boxes to greens."


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 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. So nice to play a course with lush green grass throughout. Greens were fast and held the line perfectly. The best course I've played in the Orlando area in quite a while.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi Rentall,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to be one of the best courses you've played in the area with lush greens throughout. See you soon!

"Course has fast greens"


Dbkck38's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course overpriced as has average features. No water on course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/18/2017:

Hi Dbkck38,

We're disappointed to see you were not able to recommend our course at this time. Our goal is to always provide a great value at the golf course. We hope you can return for another round soon.


Daniel5000832's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 04/18/2017:

Hi Daniel5000832 ,

We're thrilled to see your 5 star review! Our staff takes great pride in a fun layout and superb greens. See you soon!


u242441832's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 04/05/2017:

Hi u242441832,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Orlando Top Choice"


Keith7496795's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are into golf, you need to play Crooked Cat! The PGA Q School has been held here. This is a top quality track with a great staff!


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 03/29/2017:

Hi Keith7496795,

Thank you for golfing with us and providing a 5 star review! Top track with a great staff is what we like to hear. See you soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/29/2017:

Hi SmokyBear,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"OCN Crooked Cat"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day even with windy conditions. Pace of play on a busy course was good. Finished in 4:30. Marshal came by regularly to check on things, which keeps people moving. There was a thunderstorm 15 minutes before our tee time but the course wasn"t wet at all. Highly recommend OCN.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/29/2017:

Hi zixco,

Thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation! Pace of play is a top priority here at Orange County National. Our marshals work hard to keep everything on the course moving. Thank you for your feedback!

"Most Enjoyable of the Courses We Played on a Golf Weekend"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the most enjoyable of the three courses we played last weekend in Orlando. It is a great layout--far from easy but also not ridiculously penal for teens handicappers. It was also in the best condition of the three courses we played. Great condition--tee boxes, fairways and especially greens. Really good greens (for a public course where cretins fail to fix ball marks).


Pace of Play: 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 04/22/2017:

Hi Mcfreedy,

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review! You certainly were able to play a lot of golf last weekend. We're happy to provide the best round of the three courses. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

"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


Response from OCN Management on 03/28/2017:

Hi tvanwaes,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're excited to hear you received excellent customer service during your visit. See you soon!

"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!


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