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4.5
1081 Reviews (1081)
5 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
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
91.8%
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4.4
117 Reviews (117)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.5
236 Reviews (236)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
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4.5
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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
1081 Reviews (1081)

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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Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Rain Policy

Problem getting rain check, it rain on our 3rd hole told they don’t give out rain checks. I work at a golf company which owns 21 courses. We always give out rain or injury passes to come back and play good for ever. I have received one that was given out 4 years ago. Pace of play was 5 hour round, waiting on every shot, course was not busy 1:32 tee time. Need better Rain policy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging

Course was very well maintained and there are plenty of challenges along the way with the 85 foot elevation changes. If you like beautiful vistas of the course you will love El Campeon. There are many elevation rises along the way and views looking back toward the Mission Inn, which is a lovely full-service hotel. Swimming Pool and hot tub, outdoor pool table and bar make this a great place to relax after your round. Golf clubhouse itself is nice, but not extraordinary. We would have loved a place to sit outside with a drink after our round. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Solid Course with a Great Layout

Solid course with a great layout and excellent conditions. ***GOLF PASS PERKS NOT HONORED*** part of the reason we played this course was for the $100 travel credit. I called Golf Now customer service and was told it was handled through the course. No one at the course had any idea of a travel credit and said it must have been handled by Golf Now(I even spoke to management). Will not ding the course’s rating but do expect Golf Now to follow through with what they advertise.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding

Great course , great challenge, wonderful day at golf. Draw back foursome ahead to slow for not reason, playing extra balls and chasing all over, but the course is outstanding as always a great day, by the way birdy 17.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Visit area often, best by far. Los Colinas second best (sister course)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic.

I review this course every time I play, and I rave every time. Every. Single. Time.
Such a unique course for Florida -- hilly, and with big, old trees that spread into the fairway and block vision on several shots. The front 9 from the blues plays longer than the 6600 yards. Mistakes are punished. Greens are firm and fast and sloping.
There are only two negatives. One, the sand was a little inconsistent bunker to bunker. There were a couple of green side traps with greens close together (2, 11) that had less sand. And the second is that it's in the Orlando metro, but it's a good ride from downtown, and there isn't much else around.
That said, it's worth the drive and the effort to get there. You won't be sorry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

El Campeon

In addition to the course being incredibly maintained, the employees really go out of their way to ensure an overall positive experience. From the moment that you park your car, an employee is there with your golf cart. He happily removes your clubs from your trunk and places them on the cart. When you enter the pro shop, Nicole greets you with a smile and wishes you a fun round. The starter is efficient, helping you get to the first tee efficiently. The course has a great layout with multiple elevation changes which is somewhat rare in Florida. Although challenging, this is a fun golf course with some very scenic holes. When COVID concerns are behind us, I look forward to visiting the restaurant and other amenities that this great resort has to offer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 4
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 85
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 21
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 13
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
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