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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.8%
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4.6
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4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
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4.4
92.6%
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4.4
134 Reviews (134)
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4.5
Value
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Layout
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Pace
4.2
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.

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4.5
836 Reviews (836)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 52
Dinner 38
Brunch 36
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 134
Water Hazards 116
Bunkers 106
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 100
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 91
A Weekend Splurge 81
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 124
At a Resort 94
In the 'Burbs 34

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Greens

First time playing, very challenging layout and some of the trickiest greens we’ve played this week. Pace of play for a Friday afternoon was just over 4 hours. Course did have a few bare spots and some of the bunkers could use some love. Overall a great experience.

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

Top notch layout and conditions

Worth the price and 45 minute drive for me. I’ll be back to play this one soon!
Greens have minor blemishes from traffic but no big deal ball still rolls true, fairways and bunkers a little soft from recent rains, and tee boxes are in really good shape. If you havent played here, put it on your list of ones to play this year for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course bad tee times

The course is fantastic - no complaints about the layout or condition. However, the 8 minute splits on tee times is insane for a course of this difficulty...made waiting on EVERY hole and almost every shot. Need at least 10 minute splits. The round took 5 hours, which is a shame because it took away from the enjoyment of the course. You want to speed up play? Then spread out the tee times!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very beautiful golf course

beaucoup d'obstacles d'eau à franchir
des greens pentus
des par 3 toujours très difficiles
des doglegs
des greens surélevés
bref un parcours très intéressant

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

Double booking

Was great. Double booked Celebration for Sat. 8.15 and 9.07 can you help us. Call 9785028212

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor condition of greens
Paid for El Campeon but they put us on Las Colinas. Starter never went over any info at all, just told us to join another twosome on tee box. After 6 holes we mentioned how poor course was for the money, and realized they sent us to wrong course. Went back to starter said sorry go to other course but couldn’t finish. No refund no comp nothing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Course was in outstanding condition, worth the ride. Always a favorite place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautifully Hilly Course

Course is in beautiful condition. Overall, the course is pretty tough, but fair. Only exception is the number 1 handicap hole, the par 5 number 17. The green is unfair on this hole. My partner hit his ball on the front of the green, where it stopped. We got into the cart, and by the time we got to the green, it had fallen off of the front of the green and into the water. I noted that there were approximately 50 balls in that small section of the lake. That green needs to be addressed. Other than that, it was a good day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course was fine.

The course was fine but the staff in the pro shop was not the least bit friendly. We were early and couldn't check in. Then they said there was a group in front of us , if there was they were invisible. So needless to say no one in our foursome would ever to recommend this course..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Cold but consistently good

Played here numerous times and have never been disappointed in the conditions. Today was no exception even with the unusually cold and windy conditions! Fairways, tees and greens were very good despite the extremely bad weather of the last couple of weeks. Terrific layout with consistently quick, but not unfairly so, greens. Highly recommend El Campeon!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Noce track, somewhat overrated

Very challenging course but the fairways are not all in good shape. Too many bare areas. Greens are fast and overall the course is very difficult. There are several trees that are either in the fairways or have large branches blocking shots. Bunkers were not well kept and not raked at all. Ok to play at a discounted rate but currently not worth the higher prices they charge.

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

Beautiful place to play golf

Great facility, nice staff. Excellent practice area, phenomenal course. Great layout, challenging, but fair. Make sure to play proper tees. Windy the day I played, but the course is excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly Disappointed

We wanted to see how Mission Inn El Campeon course was. It want great. The courses I usually play are better (e.g., Disney courses, Orange County National courses). Our experience with the pro shop left a bad impression and memory. We were asked if we wanted range balls before our round and so we answered affirmatively and paid for range balls only to find out there were huge bins of complimentary balls at the range. So I didn’t hit any of the balls I paid for so that I may obtain a refund. The pro shop manager replied by saying there are no free range balls. Then, why were so many others hitting the complimentary range balls before their round?! I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it and so, I just let it go. However, given this experience with the pro shop and given the course wasn’t that well maintained, this was the first and last time we play at Mission Inn.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
8c0f2547-dc60-504b-a636-1fde2f05eb33
Commented on 01/24/2019

Dear customer,
Mission Inn and the golf staff offer our apology to you. To be fair and clear, the range balls are not included with the price of a public round. However, the range balls are included for players who pay in advance for range and golf or pay at the pro shop counter during the check in process just like you did. We are truly sorry for the confusion and misunderstanding. We hope that you give our award winning courses and the golf staff an opportunity to be of service to you and your golf friends in the future. Please call us if or when you decide to return

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thought I was in Saudi Arabia

Course in is pretty decent condition; greens rolled very nice; bunkers needed work . Also I guess the idiots who played before us do not know how to rake a bunker. It was a bit windy so i was in the bunkers often, and not one was raked fully.. Folks, this will be hard to explain but on the front 9 for a good 4 or 5 holes we
clearly heard Latin music, country music and worst of all some sort of Islamic prayer ritual going on with chanting followed by EXTREMELY loud Arabian type music. At one point all of the snakes on the property were dancing as if they were mesmerized by the music. It was the most annoyingly bizarre thing I have ever encountered on a golf course and I play a lot of golf. Very disappointing round of golf

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
8c0f2547-dc60-504b-a636-1fde2f05eb33
Commented on 01/22/2019

Our Apologies! Mission Inn has become a favored wedding location in Central Florida. This morning we had a wedding celebration and we apologize for any distractions. Please return and play El Campeon prior to PGA Q School in March!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout. Had a great day on El Campeon

Very different from your normal Orlando golf. Lots of elevation changes and tree lined fairways. Plenty of water as well.

Normal pace of play for the Orlando area.

A must play when visiting the area if only because it's so much different from your normal Orlando golf experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course after 45 years!

Played with my son and a couple for Montreal, Canada on a perfect day. 78 degrees, sunny, light winds. I played here back in 1974 while stationed at MacDill AFB, Tampa Florida. Things have definitely changed for the better here at El Campeon. Layout is challenging. Tees, greens, and fairways were in great conditions. What I did not realize is how difficult the greens can be due to slope and grain. They were very fast, so you had to be very careful with downhill down grain putts. Staff was first rate. I will definitely be back if in the Tampa or Orlando area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in fine shape.

First time playing this course and was pleasantly surprised, great condition, nice weather.
This course will challenge you, seems easy but it will surprise you. Overall a very pleasant experience, except for the sanding truck that was following us on several holes, hard to concentrate on your put when an engine is revving next to you.
Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

100 year old Gem

Course in great shape for January. Greens were lightning fast and smooth throughout. Great track.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

JUST GO PLAY THERE!

One of the best conditioned courses in central Florida. Great layout in excellent condition. Tees, Greens, fairways, traps and rough all wonderful. Important to play the tees that match your ability or the course will beat you up. Play the sister course - Los Colinas - one of my favorites. Get a good price from Golf Now Hot Deals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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