Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge

16301 Phil Ritson Way,

Winter Garden, Florida FL 34787

  • Office

    +1 (407) 656 2626
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 727 3672 (toll-free)
  • Fax

    +1 (407) 656 4045
  • Golf pro

  • Academy

    See Orange County National's website for the Instructional Programs offered.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and marshland.

  • Designer:

    David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Panther Lake course (7350 yards from the Q-School tees); 9-hole par-29 Tooth course (1563 yds)






How to get there:

22 miles SW of downtown Orlando

Leave i-4 south-west of Orlando and take US 27 north. After 10 miles turn right onto US 192 east. After 1.3 miles turn left onto CR 545 (Avalon Road). After 6.8 miles turn right into Phil Ritson Way.

Orange County National Golf Center (Crooked Cat course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

Orange County National is one of the great golfing gems around Orlando, boasting two excellent championship courses and a stunning practice facility. The Crooked Cat, as distinct from its bigger and tougher feline sister, the Panther Lake course, is not a typical central Florida layout, as you'll quickly discover.

An open environment, with few trees, plenty of mounding and copious bunkering, successfully creates something of a Scottish links feel to this particular Cat. Although only 20 minutes or so from the centre of Orlando, there is a real touch of wilderness out here. No houses intrude on the course and there are several stretches with Floridian marshland and wasteland in view, not to mention a large orange grove that skirts much of the back-nine.

The Crooked Cat is a real joy to play; a layout that will fully hold your interest and one that keeps throwing down different golfing challenges as your round progresses. If you can purr your way round this feline 18-holer, then its perhaps time to get ready for the tougher challenges of the Panther, and just hope you get round without too serious a mauling.

Stay&Play at Orange County National: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Orlando


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Feb thru' March): Mon-Wed $135; Thur/Sun $145; Fri/Sat $155. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Outstanding (the world's largest !)

Did you know?

Orange County National has previously hosted the PGA Tour Q-school finals, using both the Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses in the process.


  • Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge

    16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, Florida 34787

    +1 (407) 656 2626

    Visit website

    You can stay at Orange County National in recently enhanced Lodge facilities. Hospitality suites where groups can get together are also available.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Orange Co. National

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Golden Bear @ Keene's Pointe; Bay Hill; MetroWest; Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; ChampionsGate.

  • Bay Hill Club & Lodge4-star

    9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

    +1 (407) 876 2429

    Visit website

    When you stay as a guest at Bay Hill, all the Club's membership perks and facilities are available to you! This 280-acre property features 70 lodge rooms, 9000 sq/ft of meeting space, a world class Spa & salon, three restaurants and three bars, golf and tennis academies, aquatic and fitness centre and a marina with great bass fishing on the Butler Chain of Lakes. And, of course, the kind of golf one would expect from golf legend Arnold Palmer.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bay Hill

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Golden Bear @ Kenne's Pointe; MetroWest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; Orange County National.

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