Panther Lake at Orange County National

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4.5
715
5 Stars
453
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
92.0%
Recommend this course
667 out of 715 reviews
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4.5
84
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
78 out of 84 reviews
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4.6
169
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.1%
Recommend this course
154 out of 169 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7350 yards
Slope 139
Rating 76.0
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Panther Lake: Orange County National
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 7350 yards 76.0 139
Orange 72 6849 yards 73.3 132
Green 72 6394 yards 71.2 127
White 72 6011 yards 69.2 120
White (W) 72 6011 yards 74.9 129
Tan (W) 72 5319 yards 70.8 123
Scorecard for Panther Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.0/139 457 512 470 202 402 186 562 455 428 3674 530 228 437 440 624 227 453 167 570 3676 7350
Orange M: 73.2/132 431 495 428 184 372 159 545 428 400 3442 502 203 410 417 573 193 420 160 529 3407 6849
Green M: 71.2/127 409 487 396 165 361 148 518 398 360 3242 490 180 378 385 539 178 389 133 480 3152 6394
White M: 69.2/120 W: 74.9/129 365 465 380 160 345 130 500 359 330 3034 450 170 350 365 520 160 369 133 460 2977 6011
Tan W: 70.8/123 331 417 328 133 326 111 423 310 320 2699 404 147 290 315 460 140 321 105 438 2620 5319
Handicap 7 11 1 13 9 17 5 15 3 16 2 12 4 6 8 14 18 10
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.5
715

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 51
Brunch 24
Watching the Game 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 88
Water Hazards 83
Undulating Greens 75
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 83
Playing Multiple Courses 70
Locals 62
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 85
Near Local Attractions 37
Convenient to the City 35

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
5.0
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Previously Played

Orange County national

I booked a hot deal time at Panther lake course today February 12 @ 1:39

We got to the course and found out our 4some got moved to Crooked cat course instead

We played 6 holes and a big storm moved in and flooded the course out.. standing water everywhere.. fairways & greens forcing the course to close down

Went into the pro shop & asked for a rain check that we could use at a later date

Staff at the course said they couldn’t give us a rain check.. that I would have to contact golfnow and let them know what happpend

Unfortunately I can’t reach anyone at golf now on the phone about this issue

Apparently I can try to get a refund on their website.. I tried several times.. with no success

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course so far.

Was booked for Panther Lake for 13:48, but they switched us to Crooked Cat for 14:06. This was cutting it close for finishing before dark but we made it. Course is in excellent shape all around. Starter was the friendliest chap. Asked for my check in slip, thought I was done showing it, then he asked for it again after I put it in golf bag. Had trouble finding it. He did the same thing with golfers behind us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very good golf

Very impressed by Panther Lakes, we are coming back to play Crooked Cat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Track

First time and really loves the layout and the course conditions. Windy day made it quite tough but the course is fair. Greens run true. A little complaint for charging for practice balls and also having garbage can next to the bag drop overflowing before and after the round

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course; staff needs improvement

This course has always been a great layout that's kept in great shape and everyone you met was personable and professional. The course is still great but everyone we met was grumpy and curt. The starter gave us instructions in a monotone. We were told in the pro shop to be at the tee 9 minutes before our tee time, yet by the 3rd hole it was backed up and by the 5th hole there were 4 groups on the same hole. A call to the pro shop to get a ranger to check on thing but he never stopped to talk to any of the groups to tell us what the holdup was (it was the cart girl who ultimately filled us in). Our tee time included lunch but the restaurant was closed. They never told us that when we paid, and they weren't going to do anything about it except apologize until we persisted in requesting our money back for the lunch ticket.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Good Course

Played Panther Lake. I think this is a better track than Crooked Cat. Very challenging. Course in great shape. Great rate of $45 for a 1:21 tee time. Pace of play was slow at 4 1/2 hours but maybe that is normal for an afternoon tee time. No cart service which was disappointing.l

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Top end facility

I have played all over the world and this course, the staff, amenities and value for the money rate up with the best. Only issue was pace of play which is a result of the value I guess.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never disappoints

Orange County National never disappoints. It's golf heaven, lots of space, lots of facilities, top class courses and all manicured to perfection.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:57:08.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We're glad you had a positive experience and we're looking forward to having you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value and very good condition

Fees were very reasonable and included lunch, range balls and cart. Condition of the course was great and it was very playable. Was worried about pace of play after reading recent reviews but we played in less than 4 hours. The round was a great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-07T21:53:25.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We hope you book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Make sure you add these courses to your itinerary!

Great tracks! Outstanding layout and conditions! Beautiful practice facility and great pace of play. Staff is the only negative

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

7 minute tee time sure to be a disaster!

Continuously rushed wit two older buddies joining us eventually had to split into two twosomes to prevent a major backup. Felt rushed at all times.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course bad experience

The course is in good condition. One of my favorite courses to play. The pace of play was average. My tee time was suppose to be at 1:03 pm, but when I got to the course they had no carts available for several tee times ahead of one. It was a total mismanagement of the situation. By the way he time we got our cart, it was around 1:45. We went to the first tee and there were a foursome in front of us that were playing a replay. According to the starter the tee time for the foursome in front of us was at 1:36. We complained that we should be ahead of them since Our time was a lot rarierthamteirs, but the starter was indifferent and did nothing about it. The bottom line if that we did not get to finisfthe18th hole to yo darkness while the group in front did finished. I love this course and was very disappointed that management didn’t even offer any compensation for their terrible cart problems.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

PLUSH!!!!!!

single player but the threesome I was partnered with became fast friends within 1 or 2 holes. We all had great time and look forward to playing with them in the future. Course,Panther Lake was my favorite durung the week. Thanks GolfNow for another great GOLF GET AWAY!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Consistently Good

We have played this course once a year for the past 6 years and it is consistently good. This, however, was the best it has ever looked. I don't think you could find a single fault if you tried.

Greens, quick, consistent -- and fair. If you saw a break, it was there. Fairways in terrific shape: Green & plush. A few years a go they had a problem with water rights, and it didn't look anything like this. Ponds were low and dry -- now they are all back to top caliber golf.

Pace of play on a holiday Monday was 4 hours 12 minutes. They stagger tee times almost a hole apart which is great for play.

Staff friendly and accomodating. Drinks and food fairly priced. I would highly recommend it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-23T14:52:07.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation. We are so glad to hear that you found the course to be in such great condition. We appreciate your loyalty to our course over the past six years and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course in Great Condition

I love to play golf in OCN. It always in good conditions and you always pay a decent rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Panther Lake at Orange County National
Commented On 2019-01-23T14:53:19.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation. We are glad to see that you were pleased with both the conditions of the course as well as the value you received for your round. We appreciate your dedication to playing with us over the years ad we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful in January

Course was in great shape. Greens were fast!! 12-13 on stimpmeter. Just the staff was not the friendly people I;m used to ! They were busy getting ready for DEMO day but that should not affect me the paying public!! Other then that very nice and Love the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-23T15:26:30.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the 4-star review! We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the course conditions. However, we are sorry that we missed the mark in your interactions with our staff. Our golfers' satisfaction is extremely important to us and we will take your feedback into account to make the necessary improvements. We hope to see you again soon!

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