16301 Phil Ritson Way,
Winter Garden, Florida FL 34787
18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and marshland.
David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki
18-hole par-72 Panther Lake course (7350 yards from the Q-School tees); 9-hole par-29 Tooth course (1563 yds)
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 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.
Outstanding (the world's largest !)
Orange County National has previously hosted the PGA Tour Q-school finals, using both the Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses in the process.
16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, Florida 34787
+1 (407) 656 2626Visit website
You can stay at Orange County National in recently enhanced Lodge facilities. Hospitality suites where groups can get together are also available.
Orange Co. National
Golden Bear @ Keene's Pointe; Bay Hill; MetroWest; Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; ChampionsGate.
9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819
+1 (407) 876 2429Visit 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.
Golden Bear @ Kenne's Pointe; MetroWest
Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; Orange County National.
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