El Campeon at Mission Inn in Florida tops Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 14

As we enter the home stretch of 2015, a warm spell has engulfed much of this nation, meaning there could be far more people playing golf on Christmas weekend than normal.

Despite much of the U.S. managing to keep courses open, it's the courses of Orlando, Fla. that continue to dominate the Golf Advisor Power Rankings. This week, El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club leads the way over last week's winner, Panther Lake at Orange County National.

El Campeon is on the brink of celebrating 100 years of golf in Howey in the Hills, Fla. Located northwest of Orlando, it is the top rated course in the Orlando Destination Guide and in the past six months, 39 of 49 reviews have scored 5 stars overall.

"Have been playing the old course since 1984," saratoga90 wrote. "Always special, never disappoints."

You can view the full top 10 overall courses of the week on Golf Advisor below, as well as the 10 most actively reviewed courses.

Top 10 overall courses of the week

1. Mission Inn Resort & Club's EL Campeon Course, Howey in the Hills, Fla.
2. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
3. Grand Cypress North/South/East, Orlando, Fla.
4. Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, North Port, Fla.
5. East and West at Jacaranda Golf Club, Plantation, Fla.
6. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club , Brooksville, Fla.
7. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
8. Las Sendas Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz.
9. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
10. Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Most active courses of the week

1. Palmetto-Pine Country Club, Cape Coral, Fla.
2. Mystic Dunes Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
3. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
4. Las Sendas Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz.
5. Atlantic National Golf Club, Lake Worth, Fla.
6. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
7. Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
8. Arizona Golf Resort & Conference Center, Mesa, Ariz.
9. Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Hawaii
10. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Sanibel, Fla.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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El Campeon at Mission Inn in Florida tops Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 14