Crooked Cat at Orange County National

4.5402176471 4.5 stars from 5 (489)
  • 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 489 Reviews
5 stars:
316
4 stars:
135
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

460 out of 489 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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"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


"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



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


"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


"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


"Nice track"


u986086273's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They did a great job cleaning up for play shortly after Hurricane Irma. The greens were in great shape rolling true, nice traps with powder sand, rolling fairways. Just an all around good experience. This course deserves 5 stars, the first one I gave on here. I will say they might want to discuss with the folks working the counter in their pro-shop. This guy was a clown thinking he was all that for whatever reason. Nonetheless, my top 10 course played, nice track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"OCN CC"


James1400881's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure playing here. Was surprised at how quickly it recovered after hurricane Irma.


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



AVERIEBRYCE2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/06/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and recommending the course. See you soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 09/06/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing 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 09/06/2017:

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


xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The greens were rolling pretty nice, the pace of play was a little slow. It was a weekend morning, so that is to be expected. Very scoreable course if you keep the ball in play! This course is certainly a tale of two nines, make your scoring on the front and hold on for the back side!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat and sharing your 5-star experience! The course is definitely a tale of two nines, great advice!

"Highly recommend"


u984057070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

International course is a tough test from 6400 yds.


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 08/29/2017:

Thank you for recommending Crooked Cat!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 08/29/2017:

Thank you for playing Crooked Cat!

"Uncrooked review"


u463480802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff is friendly. The course is well- maintained. Challenging layout but playing from green tees made it enjoyable for weekend player like me. Overall experience is very satisfactory. When you're in the area, playing in Crooked Cat is a must.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/23/2017:

Playing from the right tees can make or break a round for sure! Thank you for choosing Crooked Cat and sharing your 4-star experience. See you soon!

"The Cat Rules!"


Vince1882929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I very much like playing both courses at OCN, but the last few times out I played the Panther Lake course, this last time out I played Crooked Cat and realized how much I really enjoy playing OCN.

Even though the greens were a bit grainy and there were a couple of showers, I had a great time!

The course was in great shape. The staff and beverage attendant were very friendly. Most of all, no houses on the course, so you really feel like you've escaped to some place special!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We love to hear from golfers who have played both Panther Lake and Crooked Cat. Only then can you experience all OCN has to offer!

"These courses are Unbelievable !"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You'll never play any course in nicer condition, or have a more beautiful layout here in Florida. Challenging, yes, beautiful, yes, fairways and greens, Wow !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 08/09/2017:

Our staff really enjoyed reading your 5-star review! Thank you for golfing with us and we look forward to your next round.

"rangers are rude!!!"


u4619881's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were nice. The rangers are rude and rushed us all day said we were behind on time. We played the round in 4hrs and 20 minutes.


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 08/09/2017:

Thank you for recommending the course! Our staff works hard to make sure pace of play is consistent for all golfers.


kmccabe4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Great Greens and Everything Else"


evemiria68's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff is tremendous here. Pro-shop prices are very competetive and offer a wide selection of balls by the sleeve and dozen. Beverage cart checked on us every 3 or 4 holes. The greens were really slick which is great and unusual for Florida this time of year. The rest of the course was very well manicured. The rough....well it was rough. Thats why they call it the rough. Bring your A+ game because shot placement is a premium. Practice facilities are world class. Looking forward to playing again at OCN soon.


Pace of Play: 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 08/09/2017:

Looking forward to your next round with us! Thank you for playing and providing an excellent 5-star review. See you soon!


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