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. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and marshland.

  • Designer:

    David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Crooked Cat course (7493 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 (Panther Lake course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

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 Panther Lake course, as distinct from its feline sister, the Crooked Cat, is the bigger cat and tougher prospect.

This challenging and visually impressive layout contains plenty of water in the form of lakes and Floridian wetland. These watery hazards contribute to the feeling of tighter fairways and less forgiveness for those errant drives than you'll find on the Crooked Cat.

The gently undulating terrain of the Panther course has been landscaped and sculpted to produce an almost hilly demeanour to some holes, while the often large greens also contain plenty of testing slopes. With superb practice facilities throughout, Orange County National provides 36-holes of top quality golf, not to be missed.

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.

  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort4.5-star

    One Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32836

    +1 (407) 239 1234

    Visit website

    Ideally located next to Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, located in the Grand Cypress Resort, provides access to an outstanding array of resort amenities. Close by are 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf, an Equestrian centre, tennis, swimming, sailing, Spa and excellent restaurants offering a global variety of cuisines.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Grand Cypress courses

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Golden Bear @ Keene's Pointe.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Disney's Magnolia and Palm courses; Orange County National; Bay Hill; MetroWest; ChampionsGate; Falcon's Fire.

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