Panther Lake at Orange County National

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4.5
650
5 Stars
412
4 Stars
177
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
92.2%
Recommend this course
606 out of 650 reviews
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4.5
58
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
180
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
162 out of 180 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7350
Slope 139
Rating 76.0
Type Public
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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
Green 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
Blue 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
Orange 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
650

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course

Wonderful Course. Great conditions and good value. Abit challenging but this is golf. I would return for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A regular favourite

We visit the Orlando area for golf every year, and wouldn't ever miss out on Panther Lake.

The course layout and standard are top notch. The course marshalling is a bit too pompous having waited on most shots on front nine, to be asked to keep up with the group in front was difficult to understand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Panther Golf Course.

Great Hot Deal from Golf Now, $13.00 plus taxes. Great golf conditions, course in perfect condition.Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and rating the course 5-stars. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf

This course is always in great shape and always fun to play. Hopefully will play this course again soon. Always a treat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!!

The both courses are fantastic!! I can’t believe I’ve lived here for 6 years and this was the first time I played Orange County National! Will definetly be a regular going forward!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
We look forward to seeing you as a regular in the future!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

High standards yet again.?

Played her numerous occasions whilst holidaying from the UK. This and Crooked Cat are two tremendous tracks. Slightly more expensive than some but great course conditions. My compliments to the Superintendent and his team on producing a great course in what has been a very wet period. If you get chance go and play these two beauties do so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience on both courses. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Course is always a real treat to play. The staff is excellent. The shop added a fourth player since we were a threesome and Ken was an exceptional addition our group. The problem was the large group we were following. Approximately 5 foursomes enjoying a five plus hour nature day.

Anyway, I will return OCN is worth the two hour drive from Sarasota and the pace of play was unusual.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and rating the course 4-stars. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

The course was in great shape. It was challenging but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

mint

i have played nearly every course in the orlando metro area and this course by far the best kept...nicest place anyone could ask for...what a nice facility.....great people.....worth every cent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for commenting on a nice facility and great people. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great place rained off after nine

Great place to play, fair course. Staff not thrilled to see you, not real helpful. Great driving range.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Panther

Green conditions were not up to standard due to maintenance. They will be good in a few days.

Maintenance staff needs training. On multiple occasions they drove vehicles past the tee within 30 feet of us while we were trying to tee off. Very poor etiquette.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

The greens were a little bumpy but still good. Tees, fairways, bunkers, clubhouse, range were very nice. Played early, so pace of play was not a problem. Practice green was a lot slower than course. Mango scented cold towel brought out to us on the back 9 was a nice touch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the top courses in the area

Quiet day in August, so2 of us went round very quickly - excellent! Course was in excellent condition, greens very good.

I prefer Crooked Cat, but only just. Got a hot deal with Golf Now, worth every cent.

Excellent staff, so helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
We're happy to hear you found a great value on GolfNow. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Managment, Poor Service, Poor Staff

Where to begin. First off, the courses at OCN are gorgeous and fun to play, but management and staff (rangers) are less than helpful.

I booked (4) tee times two months in advance for Friday 24 Aug and Saturday 25 Aug. The round at Crooked Cat on Friday was wonderful, then late Friday I received a called from ONC telling me our 25 Aug tee times have been moved from 7:30 AM and 7:12 AM to 7:30 AM and 7:39 AM because a tournament was schedule on Panther Lake. The gentleman who called was not sure if it was a shotgun start tournament or not so we pressed ahead with the tee times he gave us. Notcie they didnt' give us an option about tee times, simply moved ours a half hour.

After completing the 5th hole on PL, we ran into the tournmament teeing off. Our threesome tried to play through the tournament until confronted by the ranger telling us we had to wait. Now mind you, I had booked these tee times 2 months in advance and the tournment players had told me the tournament was booked well ahead of 2 months ago. So why would ONC open up PL if there was a tourney on the course. At any rate, I told the ranger I would like to speak to the manager and that is when Jamie came to hole 6 from the clubshouse. By this time our second group had caught up to us, and the 6 of us were stuck behind this tournament. After a lenghty discussion with Jamie my group of 6 had three choices.

1. Pair up so the 6 of us would play behind the tourney the rest of the round. Likely a 6-8 hour round of golf.

2. Leave the PL course and play the back 9 of Crooked Cat (again) not the front/back

3. Go back to the clubhouse and get our money back.

Two guys from my group (one of which flew in from England to play with us over the weekednd) chose to get their money back, while the remaining 4 went to the back 9 of Crooked Cat. Of course once on the back of CC, we were in front of a foursome that just turned off of #9 and was now stuck behind us. After completing the 10th hole on CC, we again received a visit from Jamie after the foursome had called the clubhouse complaining because "they were on a good pace" and were now slowed down. We tee'd off, and by the time we reached our drives, the foursome behind us had arrived at the tee box so we let them play through only to be confronted again by a ranger thanking us for letting the foursome go through even though our pace was not slowing them down. Are you tracking the number of visits from ONC staff? We were, and it was getting annoying and very frustrating.

Wrapping this up, we finished our round on the back of CC, were followed by the ranger on 5 of 9 holes and we all said we will never play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
We're sorry to hear about your experience with the pace of play. Our staff works hard to accommodate all golfers on the course. We hope to see you again for a better round of golf.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slowwwwwww...

It's not out of the ordinary to get to the tee on a par 3 and have to wait for the group in front of you to putt out. It's another thing to get to the tee on EVERY par 3 and have to wait for the group in front of the group in front of you to putt out. That's the way it was Saturday morning at OCN Panther Lake. I have played OCN a couple dozen times since living in the Orlando area, and it is always incredibly slow golf. It is never less than a five hour round of golf. If you enjoy playing golf at a normal pace and finishing around four hours or less, OCN may not be what you want. I hate slow golf. OCN is very slow golf.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
We're sorry to hear about your experience with the pace of play. Next time, please feel free to reach out to the pro shop during your round to report any pace of play issues.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a safe bet

The layout, course conditions, and staff friendliness are always excellent at Panther Lake. The pace of play can be sporadic and borders on slow because of a full tee sheet. That speaks to the deserved popularity of this outstanding facility. If you haven't played it. do so. It is worth the usual slower pace of play. The best greens I have putted on this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from OCN Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

OCN, never a disappointment!

As always course was in great shape. Lush fairways that lead into well manicured greens. Only complaint is that they allowed a junior golf tournament to be played spreadout through the day which really slowed up the pace of play. All in all, I will be returning for many more rounds of exceptional golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from OCN Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your course recommendation!
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