Panther Lake at Orange County National

4.4403823529 4.4 stars from 5 (552)
  • 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
  • (407) 656-4045
  • www.ocngolf.com
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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 552 Reviews
5 stars:
345
4 stars:
155
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

518 out of 552 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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"Panther Lake"


u212560897's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in good shape. This did not disappoint. Green rolled well and true. This layout especially the back nine is beautiful although the house build up is taking away many of the great views. Still the houses are not in play and do not take away from the golf experience. The staff took good care of us and were very friendly. Played a little slow but we were a three ball behind a couple of 4 balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. See you soon!

"A round to forget"


midez's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is wonderfull from tee to green.

range is a wonder also. The course was jam pack so you expect a slow pace,but they let 2 some go by themselve,???? infront of us 2 non golfers that play 3 ball of the fairway with 3 practice swing to hit 20 yards and on the green with the golf cart on the second hole,the ranger and the management did react but still a 5:30 hre round. will we go back ???

There are other course for the same price or less.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

Our staff works hard to accommodate all golfers on the course. We're sorry to hear the group in front did not let you play through.

"Great conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All excellent except for pace of play. Would have been over a 5 hour round but chose to play the front nine again which reduced our time to only 4 1/2 hours. Always enjoy playing here as it’s one of the best courses in Orlando for sure.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

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


u000006347044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience!


u920625986's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake!


wwnorket's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Great Track"


CarloTomei's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Conditions were perfect. Pace of play was excellent. Only saw the group in front on the first few holes then never saw them again. Played in under four hours.

Plan on going back next week.


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 02/15/2018:

We look forward to seeing you again next week! Thank you for playing Panther Lake and sharing your 5-star recommendation. See you soon!


arnemorteng's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to provide a great value for our golfers.

"Excellent facility"


VGALVAO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The experience was excellent and enjoyed the facility. was a bit confusing finding the starter for the Panther as we didn't get the instructions, Range was to far away from the start to be able to used the range balls we purchased.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you enjoyed an excellent experience. See you soon!


u000004625565's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/09/2018:

Thank you for playing Panther Lake! Please feel free to stop by the pro shop next time to discuss your experience.


u671914643's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 02/09/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"My favorite of the two courses"


fadams8950's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing both courses twice I decided that this is my favorite. Course was in excellent condition for February. Course has generous fairways and really good par threes. Staff is friendly and helpful from the time you arrive at the course. Rangers on the course do their job to maintain pace of play but are very courteous while doing their job. Pro shop and driving range staff are excellent. Thanks to the staff for making my 6 day stay so great. Practice facility is beyond belief. Driving range, chipping and sand shot greens, plus putting greens. When you rate the entire facility it has to be 5 star.


Pace of Play: Good

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 02/15/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. See you soon!

"Always a real gem to play"


rmohr1946's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From arrival to departure O C N Panther Lake was a wonderful course to play. If I was planning a trip to Orlando for golf make sure you try to play at O C N golf courses.The tee boxes fairways and greens are the best.


Pace of Play: Good

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 02/01/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!


u3232033's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing 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 02/01/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Worth the price of admission."


Humdinger61's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played 36 holes on Saturday playing both Crooked and Panther Lake. What a great experience. The practice area alone is worth the trip. We started the day with a very reasonably priced breakfast buffet. We then played Panther Lake had a complimentary lunch included and headed back out on Crooked Cat. The course was in excellent shape, the prices of adult beverages were fair, and the staff was friendly. If you don't enjoy these two courses you may not really enjoy playing golf. Playing here made the trip a success. Can't imagine never playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 02/01/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed good value and a great day on the golf course. See you soon!

"OCC"


JerryMSmith's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Place is top notch the whole way around!!!! One of the best places I have ever played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 02/01/2018:

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


lgguada's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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 01/22/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Very well maintained facility"


smileray's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape - rolling true. Bunkers had good sand except for the one waste bunker we hit into. Would have liked it if the carts had a GPS as we did not know the course but that is a minor gripe. Good layout. Each hole had it's own challenges - we never felt like we were playing the same hole over and over again. Our round included a lunch voucher.


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 01/22/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Panther Lake and enjoyed lunch after your round!


u0000002701568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
First time playing Used cart 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 01/22/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually a treat to play Panther Lake. The high quality shot values make it so. But today's game was ruined by a completely preventable situation. The golf cart was sluggish on front9 (warning lamp on solid) so at the turn we asked starter to call for another one. He directed us to a cart that had been left at the turn, but the warning lamp was flashing on it. He assured us it would be fine for back9. Not so! We had to hand push it up hills by #14 and when it totally died on #17, our playing partner in another cart pushed us through #18 to the clubhouse. We advised the cart return staff of the situation. Solution should be obvious.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from OCN Management on 01/22/2018:

Thank you for notifying our staff of this situation. Your feedback and recommendation of the course are greatly appreciated. See you soon!


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