Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5421000000 4.5 stars from 5 (404)
  • 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
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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: 4.4 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 404 Reviews
5 stars:
265
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

382 out of 404 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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"Very Nice Condition"


Willyhoto's avatar
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


"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



twade1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing

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


"This cat can bite you"


Thomas2694297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREAT course, large undulating greens, top dressed greens a few days ago but not a problem. Greens firm and fast. Back nine especially tough in high winds like yesterday


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens in great shape"


Randal1055137's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. The greens were great. Unfortunately the sand traps were fluffy. Pace of play was a little slow. Have played many courses around area and would definitely replay this one.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/15/2017:

Hi Randal1055137,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're glad to hear course was in good shape and greens were great. Your feedback on the sand traps and pace of play will be assessed. Thanks again for golfing with us. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Very slow play and some issues with the round"


johnjpalmer112's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My friends and I played Crooked Cat in the afternoon after we played Panther Lake in the morning. Both courses are in great condition and are very enjoyable layouts. The morning round was good, however there were several problems with the afternoon at Crooked Cat. First off, there was a tournament during the day, which pushed back our tee time about 40 minutes from ~1:50pm to 2:30pm. We had planned our trip weeks in advance and made sure we would finish before it got dark, however this delay made it so we were cutting it close. Pace of play on Crooked Cat was pretty terrible. On one par 3 on the front nine, there were 4 groups waiting on the tee box. There was no ranger in site and it doomed us to finishing in the dark. The next issue happened later in the round, when a member of the staff drove up to our group and claimed we did not pay for the round. He asked to see our receipts to prove we had paid. It just made things slower. I know these courses are great and I enjoy the layouts, however these problems made for a pretty mediocre experience, especially given the price of the round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and friendly staff. Pace of play was SLOW but to the "on course" marshall's credit he did his best to keep things going, just poor grouping and overbooked for the place of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/14/2017:

Hi pwcorley,

We're sorry to hear about your pace of play. Thank you for golfing with us and leaving a 4 star review for the course. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Worth playing"


Kathryn2110432's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a first time for my husband and I. We both loved the layout and course conditions. Recommend this course whole heartedly. Staff was great and helpful as well.


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 02/14/2017:

Hi Kathryn2110432,

It sounds like your husband and yourself had a great day of golf together! We're happy to be a part of your great experience. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Always wanted to play here"


EdieSims's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I finally got a chance to play this course, and was pleased that I did. The course was in excellent shape .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

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 02/14/2017:

Hi EdieSims,

Your feedback and 5 star review is greatly appreciated! We're always happy to hear from a first time visitor to the course. It's exciting to play a course you've wanted to play for awhile!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great course!"


u000007381547's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 of us played and had a great time. Course was in excellent shape, pace of play was fast, greens were excellent and staff were great. Country club experience at a public course! Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/14/2017:

Hi u000007381547,

Your description "Country club experience at a public course" is much appreciated! Thank you for the 5 star review. We'll see you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Slow play no ranger"


gjp220's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was immaculate,greens putted true.Pace of play terrible,no ranger.We had a threesome and they added a fourth and put .a threesome in front of us using out tee time.They also scheduled a 52 man Norwegian team on the the course, please call me next time to reschedule instead of aggrevating me with a 5 plus hour round.There are too many courses in the Orlando area...I will not be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

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 02/14/2017:

Hi gjp220,

Thank you for playing and providing feedback. We're sorry to hear pace of play interrupted your otherwise fun day of golf. Please reach out to the pro shop with any further concerns. Hopefully, you can come back and give us a chance to improve this 3 star rating.

Best,

Orange County National

"Nice Course"


TXSparty's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were some of the best I have ever experienced. Extremely smooth and challenging without being too difficult for a social round. Course is very well manicured and cared for, big props to the course staff. One thing that I think it lacks are landmarks to aim for, there are very little homes or buildings or trees to use as aiming points. Not a big deal if you were to play it more than once. It is in a new area so I would imagine that in a year it will change. I played the green tees and wish that I would have played the orange. Yes, I would recommend this course to play. Very nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/14/2017:

Hi TXSparty,

Your feedback and 4 star review are greatly appreciated! Our course staff works very hard to ensure quality conditions for all of our golfers. Happy to hear you had a great day of golf. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great round at Crooked Cat"


u361962292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditioned course, especially the greens. Pace of play was good. Cost through Golfnow was terrific.


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 02/14/2017:

Hi u361962292,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad to hear pace of play and course conditions led to a great day of golf. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great Round"


u000006108078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round at Orange County National. Greens were quick and true. A little pricey for non-residents though.


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


Response from OCN Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi u000006108078,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We're happy to hear you were able to enjoy a 5 star round at our facilities. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"WOW"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017

Reviewed on

Just an amazing experience. Course is ready for a tour event.


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 02/08/2017:

Hi TJ3232,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're very proud of our tour caliber conditions. Great to hear our golfers agree!

Best,

Orange County National

"Best Facility in Central Florida"


OlDad32's avatar
Age:  25-34
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017

Reviewed on

Everything is immaculate. Staff is super friendly and attentive. Best layout in Orlando area. A 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


Response from OCN Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi OlDad32,

Wow! Thank you for the kind words. Being a "must play" is definitely what we hope to provide our golfers every time. We're also very happy to hear you received excellent customer service from our wonderful staff. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great Course"


Rex6402370's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding course stands among the best in the Orlando area. The putting greens could be the best I've played in Florida ever !

Best way to describe this course would be it's in immaculate condition and definitely a surprise


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


Response from OCN Management on 01/30/2017:

Hi Rex6402370,

We appreciate your feedback and 5 star recommendation! "Immaculate condition" is what we like to hear about our course conditions. We look forward to seeing you back for another round real soon!

Best,

Orange County National

"Great course"


Greg5078245's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's in great condition right now if you get the chance go out and play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 01/30/2017:

Hi Greg5078245,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Our staff is proud of the excellent course conditions. It's great to hear the same from our golfers. See you soon!

Best,

Orange County National


JMORAVICK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

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 01/30/2017:

Hi JMORAVICK,

Thank you for the recommendation and 5 star review!

Best,

Orange County National

"Must play but not on PGA Golf Show Demo Day"


ptorrance's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I booked this round on Golfnow and paid the higher price for the the 4 and half star rating. Worth every penny. Great course, great condition, great staff! Unfortunately, this was the PGA Golf Show Demo Day and Orange National hosted it. It took me less than 10 minutes to get to the course but an hour to navigate the festivities, thousands of people, and general chaos. HOWEVER, it was well managed and organized. They may consider closing the courses during this type of event. Crooked Cat is amply named. The front nine will lull you into a false sense of security. The back nine is extremely challenging. Greens were consistent throughout and generous driving area in the fairways. Do not play this one first during your stay or you will be spoiled with the other tracks in the area (that you can get on worth the money)! Driving range was closed so no warm up. Figured this was due to Demo Day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 01/30/2017:

Hi ptorrance,

We appreciate your feedback and 5 star review. PGA Demo Day was a very busy event for us, but we're glad some great golf was played as well. Well managed and organized is what we like to hear, especially pertaining to our excellent staff. Crooked Cat can be tricky, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge! See you soon.

Best,

Orange County National


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