A view of hole #17 at Orange County National - Panther Lake Course
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4.5
999 Reviews (999)
5 Stars
652
4 Stars
258
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
92.9%
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933 out of 999 reviews
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4.6
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.1%
Recommend this course
92 out of 101 reviews
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4.6
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.9%
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193 out of 210 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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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.5
999 Reviews (999)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Brunch 26
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 92
Water Hazards 87
Undulating Greens 79
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 87
Playing Multiple Courses 75
Locals 66
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 89
Near Local Attractions 39
Convenient to the City 36

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are in great shape after being punched 3 weeks ago.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Orlando’s Best

Best golf complex in Orlando. Both courses are world class. Fair for all levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 210
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Panther Lake

Great course with challenging holes and some forced carries. One of by favorites. Close to Disney.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/29/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

With individual carts during the Covid restrictions, the pace of play is fast. We finished at least 30 minutes ahead of the already quicker pace. Course is beautiful, just the right amount of difficulty and really convenient. Carts come with divot sand and cold water bottles. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 210
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Panther Lake

Challenging but fun track to play near Disney World. Great layout. Some long holes and carries. Worth the play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

I played Panther Lake on Friday afternoon, course was in great shape, with just a little bit of top dressing on the greens as the only bad thing. Had a great time and the staff was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Great course & layout!

I’ve played OCN for several years and both Panther Lake & Crooked Cat are usually two of my favorite courses, however the last time I played Crooked Cat, the conditions of the greens were terrible!
I’ll assume they were doing maintenance on them, but if you’re going to have the course open for paying customers then at least roll the greens after sanding & aeration so that they are playable!
Or close the course until you’ve gotten the conditions back to being acceptable. I’ve never seen them so bad.
Definitely not up to the normal standards of OCN!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for reviewing Orange County National! We want the opportunity to get 5-stars on your next visit, so please give us another try in the future!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

This is one of the nicer courses in the Orlando area that I have played. Greens, tee boxes, and faorways were all on beautiful shape even though we did not have any rain for a long time. My only complaint is that it is a bit pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/22/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

Not good right now

Fairways need help big time! I play here a lot and I rarely think the conditions are less than fair, but right now is no bueno. Greens are verticut and sandy right now, which I think should knock down the price a bit but not at OCN- give them all the moneys you has! Seriously though, the fairways need some serious TLC. There's so much dead grass looking like Covid Lung it's starting to catch up to all the dead lakes that have no water and a sick stink to 'em. IDK who left the review that it's Q School ready but that guy clearly never played here around Q School time. Course is great but overall condition & playability on Panther right now is about 1.5/5.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 05/18/2020

Thank you for reviewing Orange County National! We want the opportunity to get 5-stars on your next visit. Please give us another chance in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/14/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course to play .

The 5500yard course is not that easy you can suppose. The fairways are well maintained and the green is pretty good for putting. Long distance shooting with drivers is not a good strategy for a good score but you should be very careful to the waters and the well designed green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointed with conditions

I have played Orange County National at least 10 times. About have Crooked Cat, have Panther Lake. I have always been impressed with the course conditions but this time was different.
The fairways were very thin and had to look for grass. Shocked that the course was in such poor shape.
This was on Crooked Cat. Very disappointed as it was the first time I’ve plated in a few weeks due to Covid-19.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Thank you for your feedback! We here at Orange County National are proud of the steps we have taken to enhance the player experience. However, we clearly missed the mark on this day. Please email rtaylor@ocngolf.com so that we can resolve this matter with you. - OCN Management

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another wonderful day

Always love playing this and Crooked. Both offer everything for the beginner to the Professional.
Course in excellent shape as usual. Virus safety is outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/27/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/20/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

bunker rakes were not available/ BUT, otherwise WHAT a greatcourse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/08/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We have removed the bunkers rakes and other highly-touched items from the course to eliminate risk and providing safety for our golfers. We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Back 9 is brilliant

Don’t know why, but the front 9 was in far worse condition than the back. VERY Wintry condition on the front (e.g. burnt greens and some completely burnt out rough). The backside was lush and greens far truer.... maybe it’s where the sun hits??? Would definitely recommend with the prices they have now. Staff is accommodating considering the issues right now with Covid. As an avid golfer and +5.7 handicap, you’ll get all you can handle with a few nice views from the tips.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/06/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Orange County National! We hope to see you again soon so we can earn the chance to get 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We here at Orange County National appreciate our guests taking the time to tell us about their experience! We look forward to seeing you out again very soon!

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