Orlando County National in Orlando has played host to the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010 PGA TOUR Qualifying School Finals and was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play." The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece incorporating rolling hills and dramatic elevation changes as it winds through natural oak hammocks, pine trees and freshwater lakes.
Orange County National tops the list of Best Public Golf Courses in Orlando in 2021. Featuring 36 holes of championship golf, Orange County National is annually regarded as one of the best golf courses in Orlando. Orange County National is a "Must Play" Orlando golf course.
Panther Lake provides great variety and several shot making options. The variety in design is evident in the way no two holes play alike. Every hole on Panther Lake is unique and requires something different from your shot making repertoire. When you finish your round you will likely be able to recall each hole very vividly as they are all very different in appearance and eye-catching appeal. The variety in design is evident in the way no two holes play alike. Each hole is as distinct and memorable as the last on this championship Orlando golf course.
Off the tee, you will face gently sloping fairways guarded by strategically placed fairway bunkers, trees and water hazards that frame the holes and provide a clear line of play. From the fairway, you will hit many approaches into well-guarded elevated greens, which are large and have plenty of contours, so two-putting isn't automatic.
The Crooked Cat course at Orange County National Golf Club is a tremendous complement to its more highly acclaimed sister course, Panther Lake. Both courses are considered among the top public golf courses in Orlando. Similar to Panther Lake, Crooked Cat features significant elevation changes, rolling fairways and large, contoured greens. With fewer trees, wider landing areas and native heather and mounding framing the fairways, Crooked Cat presents golfers more of a links-style look. It provides a natural feel for an Orlando Florida golf course.