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16301 Phil Ritson Way
Winter Garden, FL  34787-6200
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Panther Lake Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,350 yards | 139 slope

75.7 rating

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Panther Lake Golf Course

The 18-hole "Panther Lake" course at the Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge facility in Winter Garden, Florida features 7,350 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 75.7 and it has a slope rating of 139. Designed by Phil Ritson/Dave Harman/Isao Aoki, the Panther Lake golf course opened in 1997. Rob Taylor manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Reviewed December 24, 2011

Quality Layout, course and Greens

Reviewed February 21, 2011

What a wonderfull course to play. Had such a GREAT time.

Reviewed February 18, 2011

Played on Feb.9, 2011. From the staff that greets you to the personnel in the Pro Shop and the starter, you are made to feel welcome. Probably among the best service to be found anywhere. Attention to detail is quite evident with free bottles of water on the cart, the best cart GPS system I have ever used, free range balls and even clean towels. The club house has everything one could want at a golf facility.

The course was in excellent condition. Fairways, greens and bunkers (yes, I found a few of them) were all well maintained and the greens rolled fast and true. The scenery on Panther Lake is, in my opinion, more picturesque than on Crooked Cat although both are exceptional experiences.

Either course is a real test but equally as enjoyable and a great value for the money spent. It is easy to see why Orange County National rates among the best in the entire country and certainly the best in the Orlando area. A MUST play course !

Reviewed January 01, 2011

Reviewed July 09, 2010

Reviewed June 07, 2010

Reviewed January 15, 2010

We played Panther Lake on 1/12/2010 and enjoyed it tremendously. The course was well designed and maintained with some very interesting holes. It was challanging, but has many sets of tees so it can be good for a wide variety of players. The clubhouse and practice area were top shelf. The only thing I want to convey is that if you play slow, or even at an average speed, this is not the course for you. Also there is not time for a snack at the turn as all they emphasize is speed speed speed. They require a 4 hour round. Not exactly what I was looking for on vacation, but for pure golf purposes it was a excellent choice.

Reviewed August 03, 2009

I have played many courses in the Orlando area and this is the BEST. From the time you pull in until you leave it is first notch all the way. From the great staff to the exellant golf, this is were you want to play.

Reviewed June 15, 2009

Great course, very long

Reviewed May 11, 2009

Reviewed April 28, 2009

This is a challenging and attractive course in a facility that provides excellent service. Highly recommend play here.

Reviewed December 24, 2008

Reviewed September 16, 2008

This course is in awesome shape. The greens are increadibly fast & very true. This course punishes you for rookie mistakes. Summer pricing is a steal. Rained a lot while we were in town, but this course drains so well, you could not tell. This is the BEST golf of all the places I have golfed in Orlando

Reviewed August 10, 2008

The golf courses we played were great, the clubhouse real nice. My only problem is that the Lodge has no Pool or outside bar. If you don't grab something from the clubhouse before 7pm, then you have to drive over to I92 to find a food and beverage, which can be risky driving back. I will go back, but next time grab a hotel on 192 and make tee times through the pro shop. Think about this if you plan a golf group outing for a couple of nights.

Reviewed June 04, 2008

Excellent Golf Course in Excellent condition! If you are in the Orlando area it is a must play.

Reviewed April 10, 2008

Absolutely beautiful golf course. Spacious practice facility, fully stocked pro shop, great menu selection, cooperative and friendly staff. My only knock is the lazy golfers that won't fix ball marks.

Reviewed January 23, 2008

OCN is pure golf heaven and one of my all time places to play. Panther is tougher than Crooked Cat. Conditions here are always outstanding. Q school finals comes here for a reason.

Reviewed October 03, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Max S. N/A 38 38 12/24/08
2 Michael P. 20 54 41 11/19/17
3 Robert B. 10 74 64 08/15/09
4 James B. 20 85 65 05/11/09
5 Marc V. 37 103 66 09/20/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
64 William W. 14 96 82 03/22/19
2 Michael P. 20 54 41 11/19/17
39 Micky V. 25 101 76 11/08/16
25 Pablo G. 19 93 74 09/12/15

Golf Course Information

About Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, Panther Lake

Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge

Resort facility

600 tees driving range

36 regulation holes | 9 executive holes

Awards at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, Panther Lake

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, Panther Lake

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Course Staff

Rob Taylor, General Manager
Jamie McKinney, Director of Golf
Jason Morris, Superintendent

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