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4.5
769 Reviews (769)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
91.6%
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729 out of 769 reviews
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4.3
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
84.2%
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64 out of 76 reviews
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4.5
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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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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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
Scorecard for El Campeon Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/142 515 176 460 405 450 398 457 190 353 3404 569 431 240 340 532 142 364 556 437 3611 7015
Blue M: 73.0/139 474 172 430 380 403 382 448 170 334 3193 540 405 205 336 505 138 347 538 394 3408 6601
White M: 71.1/135 467 168 367 374 382 364 421 155 326 3024 495 374 164 332 477 138 332 518 388 3218 6242
Challenger M: 70.2/134 467 163 367 335 360 364 367 140 326 2889 495 359 164 332 477 138 332 518 369 3184 6073
Gold M: 68.1/128 W: 72.9/133 422 163 308 335 360 308 367 140 318 2721 414 359 152 237 432 125 317 498 369 2903 5624
Red M: 64.7/120 W: 68.6/125 353 115 247 241 293 257 367 100 283 2256 409 343 123 237 386 104 236 436 281 2555 4811
Handicap 14 16 10 8 6 4 2 12 18 11 3 15 9 13 17 7 1 5
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 12 14 18 16 2 6 4 10 8 9 3 17 11 7 15 5 1 13

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.

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Reviews

4.5
769 Reviews (769)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 51
Dinner 37
Brunch 35
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 133
Water Hazards 115
Bunkers 105
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 99
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 90
A Weekend Splurge 80
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 124
At a Resort 94
In the 'Burbs 34

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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2.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

Large disappointment

This course is extremely overrated, the staff was very rude from the bag boys to the starter, to the pro shop. The course isn't worth the money and for sure not worth the drive from Orlando. Las Colinas the other course I played a month ago wasn't much better. A resort that is average at best out in the middle of now where.Don't waste your time and especially your money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Super Layout and golf condition

Far away but worth the drive ! One of the nicest golf played in Orlando (like Grand Cypress) but greens are a bit too slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beyond slow

5 hours 15 minutes for a threesome was ridiculous pace. Never saw a ranger entire time we played.

And couple i played with had to chase down the cart girl several times. And my wife heard in the bar that several people had been there 4 days and had never seen the cart girl. Yet it was in high 80s temperature wise so I would have thought girl would be out a lot making a lot of sales.

Course was very wet, 1 and 18 were "cart path only" with no provisions for handicapped players. No handicap flags - no need just stay 7-10 yard away from greens and tees. Even if one can't walk that far, it doesn't matter

Greens were slow surprisingly considering everthing. And very inconsistent. one would have very slick places and others that were super super slow. Extremely hard to get feel on.

But lots of emphasis on it was the #1 course in Florida and how great it was by the starter. Seems he's never heard of TPC Sawgrass, Streamsong, Innesbrook Copper Head amoungs many other courses. Super long ways from #1 in state of florida by almost anyone's true judgement.

My wife had to go to check me in as it was too far for myself (disabledd and limited walking ability) to walk. Course staff didn't care. Mostly unfriendly.

Have friend coming from NJ later this month and I cancelled the show round there as it's a lousy showpiece for Florida golf. Rudeness and slowness are not typical for most florida courses, especially those that rely on tourism.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Wonderful layout. Much more up and down than most Florida courses. Wonderful use of the single tree to limit access to the green on certain lines. Conditions decent, greens could have been a bit quicker. Would certainly play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

I had been hearing great things about this course. Got a great price on a hot deal. The course was one of the most beautiful I have played in the central Florida area. Great elevation changes , open fairways well placed water hazards. The greens were challenging with varying speeds and elevations. Can't wait to go back and play the other course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mission Inn, El Campeon

Always a pleasure playing “Camp”. It’s a great layout that is very challenging. Condition is excellent. Sort of a hidden gem as it’s nearly an hour drive from the Amusements and many vacationers overlook it. It’s well worth the drive. Highly recommended
There is also a second course named Los Collinas (sp) which is nice but play El Campeon over it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A perfect golf round in Mission Inn el Campeon

A perfect golf round in Mission Inn el Campeon on a windy afternoon: good conditions, ideal pace of play, a friendly starter and a lot of pleasure on the course!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Beautiful, well maintained course. Challenging. Bring you A game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Losing the will to live

First 10holes took 3 hours, overall just over 5 hours, kills any enjoyment when you are waiting to play every shot

After 7 holes the ranger appeared and did speak to the gents four two ahead of us who had lost over a hole on the group in front of them. He spoke politely to them to little effect, they put 6 balls in the water at the next hole a par 3. They surely should have been told to miss the next hole to catch up as they were holding up the whole course

It was not a cheap round so we won’t be back until we can see from the reviews that they are improving the pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Extremely slow

Pace of play was terrible with sometimes 3 groups waiting on the tee box. No ranger in sight throughout the entire round. Lots of retirees out for a nice casual day with no interest in keeping up pace.

Course is nice with some nice elevation changes but they must work on pace.

Not worth returning with so many other great courses to play in the area

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Orlando Course played so far

Great layout and good condition (some sand on greens but not an issue). Played a different course for the last 2 weeks and I rate this one the best so far. No fairway lined villas, not flat and uninteresting, real test so bring your A game from the Blues. Definitely recommend and worth the drive. Played ChampionsGate the day before and no contest!

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

Awesome golf experience..

Excellent layout and conditions. Pro shop needs to pair people up. Too many twosomes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding course

Second time playing. Still a great course very challenging. Greens roll true, fairways cut nicely so you gat a good lie. I will be back and would recommend to anyone who wants to play a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Had to request a refund and wasted my time

I couldn’t play because they had no golf carts. I waited 30 minutes after my tee time and they still had no carts available. They let many people who played early replay again, with no regard for players who had pm tee times.
I wasted 2 hours of my day going out there for nothing.
You shouldn’t advertise tee times on Golfnow if you can’t honor them.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play. No golf carts

When I get there from my starting time they were out of college golf carts. When we got on the course the round took over five hours. Course was in OK condition but for me there was way too much elevation change. Hitting up a hill at a elevated green was difficult. Play was way too slow. Course was not managed well.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Strategic

Good condition for winter. Course was very challenging and requires perfect placement on approach. Played early morning 730ish and ground crews where working on daily duties with little to no golf course etiquette. Have played many cheaper courses and more expensive and always crews respect your play and here none. Start and run machines will teeing off and while playing the greens. Would not have expected this every on a course of this caliber.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful

This course is just beautiful. Everyone who loves golf should play this course. The change in elevation is amazing for Florida.

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

Bring your A game

Played El Campeon for the first time. Very challenging layout. Prior course knowledge would really help. Conditions were excellent. Pace of play was a bit slow. 5. Hrs. Difficulty of the layout has something to do with that. Nice elevation changes along with plenty of water and island greens. Speed of greens was nice. Plenty of cart service during play. When I return to Florida in a few months Mission Inn a definite stop. Both courses are great.

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