Panther Lake at Orange County National

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4.5
633
5 Stars
401
4 Stars
172
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
92.5%
Recommend this course
590 out of 633 reviews
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4.5
633
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 81 reviews
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4.5
633
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
91.1%
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174 out of 191 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
633

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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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your course recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still great

It is always worth finding a deal on GolfNow and paying the extra few $$ to play OCN. Always a great track.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake and rating the course 5-stars!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Was told Panther Lake is the harder of the two...

So I gave Panther Lake a try first. Mainly because I could get an earlier tee time on that course. Course layout is tough, but fair, wide in areas. Nice not to have to deal with homes. Although there was that one tree that bleep me off by being in the way and encouraging my ball to lay tight against the trunk. Sigh. Anyway, the course was in good condition. Greens are firm, pretty firm, I drop cannonballs, they hit like meteors and the ball marks were not that deep, easy to fix. The speed had to be at least 11-11.5. Not used to that when they roll that great. Lost four strokes cause the ball stopped short of the hole by 1 inch. If you don’t have dying speed you will pay if you miss hole. Couple more times I should be good. To the people behind us, I am sorry for our pace of play. I’ve never played with a group so slow in my life. They were all good but sheesh they took a long time to hit. Agonizing, sometimes waiting for them to hit. Cart girl was mandatory cute, friendly and well stocked. Only water to drink out on holes is at the restrooms. Water coolers every two holes is needed here cause it’s HOT!!! Service was polite and with a smile, driving range is freaking HUGE!! Putting greens rate same speed or slower than course cause it wasn’t as dry as greens are. Course must drain super good cause it felt dry in spots for as much rain as we have gotten the past two months. Will play again, looking forward to Crooked Cat.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing Panther Lake! Your feedback on course conditions and layout is always greatly appreciated. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course...unlucky with pace of play.....

Great course. Great layout. Apparently they had a “pop up” men’s leave of 80+ golf shot gunning on the front nine. Told us our tee time would be late bc of it but ended up in time. Pace was brutal. 1hr 20min to play the first 3 holes and didn’t get any better. Marshall said they were on 5hr pace and that was okay. Finished the front 9 in just under 3hrs. The twosome with us quit on 8 green but my partner continued. Played the back 9 in 1hr 15mins, so thank god for that.
Staff Friendliness Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 07/24/2018:
Your feedback on the pace of play is greatly appreciated. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the round. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Great place to play l wanted to return today. Thanks
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 07/24/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from OCN Management on 07/24/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 07/24/2018:
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

Excellent

Had a fantastic time. Paired up with 3 of the nicest people from Ohio. Best time playing a great course and great company.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from OCN Management on 07/24/2018:
We're happy to hear you were paired with a great group from Ohio. See you soon!

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