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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
91.5%
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4.5
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Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7015 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.8
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Mission Inn Resort & Club - El Campeon Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1917
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect C. E. Clarke (1926) George O'Neil (1917)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
1047 Reviews (1047)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Dinner 41
Brunch 39
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 137
Water Hazards 120
Bunkers 110
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 102
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
A Weekend Splurge 85
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 128
At a Resort 98
In the 'Burbs 37

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Consistently Top Notch

Course is in very good shape. Greens had been sanded. Some were sanded heavier than others so that made for an added challenge from hole to hole. Grounds crew is very nice and considerate. You can tell they take pride in presenting a well maintained course. They layout is excellent and challenging. It's a nice change from the normal flat Florida courses. Highly recommend and I wI'll continue to return when time allows.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, very challenging...

The course was in excellent condition, they had a snack cart, facilities were nice , fairways where well kept, the greens rolled well and the golf carts were electric , quiet and extremely fast with extra power to get up the steep elevations... All in all a very enjoyable experience!...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Mission Inn - Hidden Gem

My wife and I stayed at Mission Inn Resort so we could play both Las Colinas and El Campeon courses. It was a fantastic experience and we will definitely be back. The courses were in great shape and the resort was great as well. I highly recommend it as a nice getaway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unusual Florida layout offers fun round

I had heard various things about the old course at Mission Inn but wanted to see for myself.

First, the driving range. The balls and teeing area were very acceptable. But the range itself? The term "goat ranch" may have been too kind. Somebody got a mower?

The layout was quite interesting and the course played longer than its listed yardage. After a few holes I got it...no roll..and on many holes you drove into or up a steep hill.

Ok..no problem.

But my main complaint was the greens, which appeared to be in fine shape, had been top dressed to the max. The putting green was not so marred. Putting was a joke at best. I understand that these maintenance issues must be done. But how about a little warning or suggesting that we play the new 18?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic Course. MUST PLAY!

This course is a classic gem that cannot be overlooked by any serious golfer. El Campeon is a 103-year-old course located in the middle-of-nowhere, Florida. This is the second time I've played it and there is no other course in the state like this one. Bold hills, challenging bunkers & greens, extraordinary surroundings. The conditions, amenities, and playability are a bit on the rough side, but the overall experience is unmatched. I can't wait to play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Slow Play Day

Course was in good shape but the pace of play was slow and no rangers out there to speed it up. Other than that great place & value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Good course

fun, challenging, good layout, tee boxes beat up, some greens were beat up, pace of play was terrible. All things considered, id play it again. Also, would recommend to friends. If they fixed the pace of play issues, it would be a great course. 5.5 hours as a single was rough.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time!

We did not know what to expect. It is like a diamond in the rough!! There are few elevations on some holes. We loved the 17 holes! The fairways were wet in few spots. The green are some what slowed. All overall is the best course for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

My go-to course

Always run and challenging. The course was in great shape. The greens have recovered from a recent punching and sanding so they were true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't miss visiting this beautiful resort.

I just brought our Tee to Green Players Club to play at Mission Inn and the day was wonderful. The course was in great shape as it always is. The staff is outstanding and very accommodating. The lunch after golf was delicious and served quickly. We love playing there and will return as much as possible.
There us nothing not to like about the Mission Inn Golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course my friends and I enjoyed it every time we play here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 296
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a classic

always a pleasure playing El Campeon. In very good shape...did have standing water in a couple bunkers. Overall a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Staff helpfulness

Took 16 golfers. When we arrived all carts were set up and bag drip personal were great. Once we got to pro shop to check in it went down hill. Only one person working. Pro sat in his office watching the huge back up ( line out the door) and never offered to help even though there were 3 computers to check golfers in. We got rained out after 10 holes. Pro shop again packed with requests for rain checks. Same result. One overwhelmed employee as Pro sat in office never offering help. Pro never even asked us if we needed anything. Restaurant was closed. Greens were not cut and played slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Greens and rough

Greens slow, but very true . Too much rain the last few weeks. Hit it firm, and it’ll go in.
Rough mostly challenging Bermuda, tall and thick.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and unique elevation for Florida

It was drizzling in the beginning of the round but it did not stop us. Once it dried out a bit greens were fast. Nice views except the slow folks that played in front of us. Elevation changes were awesome for a Florida course. Definitely worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What happened to the greens? All dirt and bumpy grass.

Played here about a month ago and the greens were fine. They are now a mess, mostly dirt and bumpy grass, an embarrassment to this grand old course. I think the resort should either close the course until the greens recover or at least advise prospective golfers of the condition accompanied by a steep discount. I also had problem with the online booking and billing and the pro shop staff was indifferent and unwilling to help. I have been used to a higher level of customer service in the past.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

El Campeon Dirt Greens

Not sure what El Campeon course the recent reviewers were playing. Greens in poor condition, don’t believe the canned propaganda emails from Mission Inn. Half the greens were dirt, not talking about aeration etc. Won’t be going back until somebody I know plays it and says greens are normal. Fees should be adjusted for conditions, $55 in August for dirt greens is not the way to keep a loyal clientele.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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