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1079 Reviews (1079)
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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)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.5
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
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
1079 Reviews (1079)

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 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 44
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 316
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 3
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
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid

Greens were close to being back to pre punch. By this weekend they will be close to perfect. Course was great all the way around. Night before had late rain so course was as expected moist. Grounds crew didn't prep bunkers for the days rounds. Management needs to send a crew out early to take care of bunkers which wasn't done. Range ball price is a bit of a fleece. 8 dollars and 14 dollars for what you get is a joke. If you pay 60 dollars for a round you gotta do a better job than that. Course in great shape and solid conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice place but prefer Las Colinas

Overall this course is nice, I realize it's old but I dont like the proximity of tee boxes to previous greens. Conditions were good but wet due to rains which they obviously can't help. The range was tore up bad and I think they could have moved hitting area back to allow for better grass. Putting green was bad but recently aerated. Didn't seem like it was cut in a couple days. Staff was nice and pace was decent. 4.5 hours on a wet resort course is acceptable. I honestly prefer Las Colinas which is a gem of a layout imo. Never had less than a perfect round there. Overall a 4 out of 5 for El Campeon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course at this time

The pace of play was outstanding, I finished my round in less the three hours as I played alone. The greens were in decent shape but there were several with bare areas around the edges.The fairways were in good shape. Great views from tee boxes and hills around the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 94
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Avoid the staff

Avoid the staff as much you can and you will have a good day at golf. It seems like every time I play this course I have one or more of the staff being rude to me for something I have no control over. I think you should stop and talk to you staff ( office and the cart - starters people ) I have never had a problem with the cart girl ( food cart ) I love the course so I put up with it but some people don’t like that sort of rudeness

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Beautiful layout, great elevations and slopes with great scenery. Nice challenging holes beginning to end. I will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Layout. Greens Terrible Shape

I love the layout at Mission Inn but it's hard to pay near $60 and have greens in as bad of shape as they were. I wouldn't play it again at this rate.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One beautiful course

Great day of golf. Played in 3.5 hrs which means excellent pace of play. Everything was great as I expected. The beauty of this course is unbelievable. Would recommend this course as places to play in orlando area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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