Mission Inn Resort & Club - El Campeon Course

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  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

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  • 10400 County Rd 48, Howey in the Hills, Florida 34737, Lake County
  • (352) 324-3885
  • www.missioninnresort.com
View from no. 8 ("Island Green") on El Campeon Course at Mission Inn
View from the par-5, 556 yards no. 17 ("Devil's Delight") on El Campeon Course at Mission Inn
No. 15 ('Gator') is the shortest par-3 on El Campeon at 142 yards and sits on a peninsula with plenty of water to the left. A slightly long shot can roll off the back and into the water.
The par-3 no. 12 from El Campeon at Mission Inn usually requires a long utility club or wood to reach the small, elevated, two-level green
The elevated 14th green from El Campeon at Mission Inn is protected by multiple bunkers and a mature oak.
The island green from no. 16 at Mission Inn's El Campeon is protected on all sides by sand
The green from the par-4, 457-yards no. 7 from El Campeon at Mission Inn
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Year built: 1917
Architect(s): C. E. Clarke (1926), George O'Neil (1917)
Type: Resort
Greens: Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round
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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No t-shirts or tank tops. Shorts are allowed but must be proper style and length. No tennis shorts or athletic shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7015 yards 73.8 136
Blue 72 6601 yards 72.0 135
Historic 72 6242 yards 70.3 131
Challenger 73 6073 yards 69.6 130
Gold 72 5624 yards 67.4 121
Gold (W) 73 5624 yards 72.9 133
Red (W) 73 4811 yards 68.6 125

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Rating Breakdown 567 Reviews
5 stars:
415
4 stars:
123
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

546 out of 565 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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"NICE DAY AT MISSION NN"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

NICE DAY ON THE TRACK I PLAYED BEOW PAR FOR MY SELF, HAD GREAT GROUP PLAYED WTH A GREAT GOLFER FROM KISSIMME 7 HCP HT SOME GREAT TEE SHOTS 260 OF THE TEE BOX, SHOT 77 FROM TIPS. THE OTHER @ FELLOWS GREAT FUN AND GOOD PLAYERS ALL IN ALL GREAT DAY AT THE EL CAMP HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY FOR THS GREAT TRACK


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Historic Course"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing this course but was very excited. It was absolutely gorgeous. It was a little wet, but to be fair, there had been quite a bit of rain. I'm more accustomed to a flatter course so this changing elevations course caught me off-guard a few times. And, WOW!, those par 3's!!!! You better be accurate with those short/mid irons or bring plenty of balls!! I sure sacrificed some to the water gods!! I hope to play this course again in the near future!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course."


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course proved to be challenging but fun. Staff allowed us to play ahead of academy players so we had a great pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is different from many in Florida, a bit of elevation change. Good practice area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing this course for first time I found it challenging. The scenery n layout is awesome for a course in fla. The change in elevation is something that you usually don't find in Fla. Hope to go back soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent round!"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent from staff members Luis to the starter, ranger and Nickers restaurant whom had great food! Excellent conditions and well maintained course! Simply a great day for a round of golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition however the pace of play was extremely slow. There was a rain storm and we had to wait. We were nice and let the group behind us play throughout. That was a big mistake because they were drunk and throwing beer cans all over the course. They wanted to start a fight with us because we were waiting 5 minutes on them between shots. This could have all been avoided if there was a ranger. It's a shame because it's such a nice course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mission inn"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two of the best courses in the area, mission inn is absolutely a beautiful resort, if you want a true test to your game take on el campeon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well worth the wait!!"


Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course - great layout with some memorable holes but very tough. The course was in excellent shape considering hurricane Irma had recently passed through. Fairways and greens in great shape though off the fairway was challenging with fallen tree limbs etc after the hurricane. Par 3's excellent with good shots needed over water. Elevation changes make this a bit different to most 'Orlando area' courses.

Will certainly look to visit again!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Skill:  Beginner

Played on 09/14/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Campeon es el campeon de Golf Now"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best experience ever on Golf Now.

Great layout and course is in great shape. Centenial year of operation and it is all first class to help celebrate. Hope Irma leaves it alone and we can go back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very challenging"


Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course is very different from most Florida courses. Quite hilly and a lot of slope on the greens. Excellent layout. Fun to play, although it got the best of me!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout but doesn't drain well"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Three are hills and more hills at El Campeon but all they do is make the bottom on the hill soggy and muddy. The 100 year old course could stand some upgrades with never design to improve drainage but that doesn't detract from the exception design of the overall course. The course has always been an exceptional value and "must play" while in Central Florida. It needs some tweaks to bring it into the 20th century.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great 36 Holes of golf & great practice green."


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The past years since first playing both El Campeon & Las Colinas, I love playing here along with bringing my friends to play. One of my very golf clubs to play in Central FL.

Terry Jacobson


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not Informed"


Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Booked course last week and no mention on Golfnow greens had bee punched earlier in the week. Got to the course and pro shop was very apologetic that information was not made public. As a VIP member it would be nice if Golfnow would make sure important alerts are put on their website so we as painting customers can make informed decisions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very great experience. Went for my 24th birthday. Arrived and the staff notified us of el campeon (supposed to play) just was aerified a few days ago. They moved us to Las Colinas at no charge and gave us range balls to warm up. Played the first 9 in a little over a hour. The last 9 took 3 hours but it was the weekend. Greens tee boxes fairways staff everything excellent. Thank you


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Campeón"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course. One of the best courses in Florida. Staff is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic, beautiful and hilly course outside of Orlando"


Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course was in great condition. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes are all very well maintained. I saw several groundskeepers upkeeping the course so you know they take great pride in the conditions of the golf resort. This is worth the 30 minute drive outside of Orlando to play here.

I saw the cart girl plenty of times and there were a few nice bathrooms along the course that had water fountains. I flew through the first 8 holes as a single with nobody in front but then it bottelnecked with a few groups of 4 that slowed us down. \

I would come back to play here as I had a great time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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