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1186 Reviews (1186)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
20
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
93.5%
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4.6
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.5
259 Reviews (259)
5 Stars
173
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.5
1186 Reviews (1186)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

Feels like a course for the pros

It's easy to tell right away that Panther Lake is a great pro golf tournament venue, as evidenced by its past hosting Q Schools, mini tours and more.. There are a lot of different looks off the tee and risk-reward decisions to make. Some pins can be tucked into some sinister positions on the greens, which roll really fast and nice. O-Town is an aspiring pro golfer mecca thanks in part to what OCN is offering out here. Perhaps my only knock on the layout is it seems there are some unnecessarily long drives between holes that puts a wrench in its ability offer a pleasant walker's course. Otherwise the design is excellent.

From the tourist duffer perspective (like me), in spite of being in the middle of nowhere on a relatively nondescript piece of property, there are a few surprisingly pleasant lakes and unique mature trees that give the round some added interest. Fairways are pretty generous, the sets of tees ahead of the Tiger Tees are very playable, and it's great being way from homes and theme park noise and all that Orlando chaos. There's a great practice area and pro shop and dining area so come early and stay late, and possibly play some added holes at Crooked Cat or the shorter 9-hole Tooth course.

This is definitely on my Top 5 Orlando-area courses to date, along with Bay Hill, El Campeon, Tranquilo and Waldorf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The course was in near excellent condition, staff was very good and pace of play was very good. Great morning of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

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 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/20/2021

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in excellent condition. (Panther) Nicest course in Orlando area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/20/2021

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 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play when in Florida

This is how quality golf was meant to be.
Staff and facilities are top notch.
A must play if in the Orlandi area. Completely over seeded for top notch winter play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/20/2021

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/19/2021

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 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always Good

Grass a little more like up north. green speed great....always good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2021

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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course

First time playing here. Fairways very good, greens consistent and not beat up. A number of tee boxes to chose from. A little more wide open than Panther Lake. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/20/2021

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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/13/2021

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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/11/2021

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 92
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

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 69
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED

Neither the fairways nor the greens are as good as they were during my previous round.

They are still good...BUT, additional staff attention is needed.

The bunkers are inconsistent with regard to amount of sand.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2021

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 48
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I played there at least once week. Today I bring my friends there they like it they said they will go back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/08/2021

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 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Avatar
Commented on 01/08/2021

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 01/08/2021

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 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Horrible front nine

We started around 1:PM and finished front nine @3:45 and not a ranger in sight the whole afternoon. We made the 3rd group on hole # 10 so we decided to go back to the front 9 because it was wide open. We wouldn't have made it before darkness if we didn't go back to front 9.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/08/2021

Thank you for reviewing Orange County National! We want the opportunity to get 5-stars on your next visit! Please let our staff know how we can make your experience more enjoyable!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

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 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day of golf

We followed an amateur tournament but by 30 minutes so wasn't an issue. There's enough trouble on the course to leave our playing partners looking for their errant shots on quite a few holes so played in 4:10, The course was in great shape and we loved the layout. Got a great hot deal rate so felt really good about our first trip to Orange County National.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/06/2021

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

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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