Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.4400647059 4.4 stars from 5 (592)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7350 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

  • 16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, Florida 34787, Orange County
  • (888) 727-3672, (407) 656-2626
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Year built: 1997
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 592 Reviews
5 stars:
371
4 stars:
166
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

555 out of 592 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Love playing here!"


Rentall's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best in Orlando, from tees to greens in great condition. Greens perfect, fast and true. The one and only issue was the arrogance of the pro shop staff, the starter and the Marshall. Backshop guys were very personable and friendly though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your recommendation!

"Excellent course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Superb conditions with great layout. Starter was very welcoming and helpful.


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 04/16/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Panther bit me"


jstoklosa's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this year and first time playing Panther. Played Crooked Cat a couple years ago. Preferred Crooked Cat layout but both courses are nice.

Panther was in good shape and greens were fast. Plenty of sand and water to test your accuracy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"A Golfer's Course"


jimgerhart's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A couple of years ago, I played Crooked Cat. This year I tried Panther Lake. It was a great day! The weather was beautiful. The course was in immaculate conditions, especially the greens, which were fast and true. Not designed to be opulent or eye catching, this course is a solid test of golf. I played from the White tees because the others in my group were there. The Greens would have been a better test for me. Fairly wide open fairways and straightforward holes. Only criticism was that there was no beverage cart out there and it was a LONG way from the practice tee to the first hole. Other than that, it was a really enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/17/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star experience!


CanFan5's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"This course is a must if you are in Orlando area"


t1097063140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course , fantastic condition. Greens were like carpet. Staff very friendly and the pro shop is the biggest I’ve seen and well stocked. The only criticism I would have is I played cheaper courses where I have hired clubs and they have supplied half a dozen new balls but here they didn’t supply any..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing Panther Lake! Thank you for taking time to rate the course 5-stars. See you soon!

"Great day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, everyone friendly, played in 3:20. Wow.


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 04/11/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!


zackster's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share your recommendation and rate the course 4-stars!

"Interesting course"


mfoley1010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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Reviewed on

First off the wind was terrible. Course can’t do anything about that. We found the greens to be super quick. I will chalk that up to mostly the winds drying out the greens. But some of the pin placements were really difficult. I like some challenges but if we already have bunkers and water whynthe need to punish us more by putting the pins in really tough spots. There were a lot of old pin placements all around the pin so it shows me they keep the pins in the same area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

Your feedback on pin placements is greatly appreciated. We're happy to hear you enjoy playing the course. See you soon!

"Great Staff at Check-In"


pjpoletti's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro Shop staff is very professional one of the best I've ever experienced at a public golf course!

Probably needed a course ranger as we waited on every shot. Otherwise a terrific place to play!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star experience!


luckyluke21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Great course"


Tmiller2000's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Maybe because I play it well when we take our yearly golf trip to Orlando. It’s always in great shape. Greens are true and the speeds are fair.


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 04/11/2018:

We look forward to seeing you again on your next golf trip!


iamsmitty13317's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 04/05/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Panther Lake"


relackey's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course near Disney. Worth the play. Great layout with challenging holes. One of my favorites in Orlando.


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 04/05/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star review!

"Play somewhere else for the money"


jmelansxyz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played Panther Lake over the last 8 years. My last experience was very disappointing. The course condition was fair.....tee boxes and fairways had some serious wear. Practice range was horrible.....hitting off dirt. The round took 5 hours. The course is being over played with very little maintenance. Not worth the rate they are charging. If the course condition is below average....charge a below average rate. I live in Florida and play a number of different courses,....this was the worst course condition I've played in two years.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/27/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for sharing feedback and bringing these issues to our attention.


debbiem's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Superb Condition"


dhaylett's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OCN is invariably in great shape. this was no exception. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wind was 2-3 clubs for nearly every shot. this caused a major slow down of play. 1st 9 was 2+45. Again, i blame the persistent and strong wind.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share feedback on Panther Lake. See you soon!


u3428464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fabulous course excellent conditions

Esthetically pleasing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your recommendation!

"Longest round of golf I’ve ever played"


u051945019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nearly six hour round of Golf with no Marshall in sight!

The course itself is in good condition and you won’t find a better practice facility in Orlando but be careful about what days and times you go play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 03/21/2018:

We’re sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for providing feedback!


oswaldofreitas's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
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 03/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


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