Florida's historic El Campeon at Mission Inn tops Power Rankings for the week of July 14-20

Golfers in Florida have been flocking to Howey in the Hills for nearly a century for fine golf, and it's little surprise that Mission Inn Resort & Club's El Campeon is the top-rated course of the week on GolfAdvisor for the week beginning July 14.

El Campeon is a historic course I've had the pleasure of playing and it's a most unique play for central Florida, full of rolling hills and classic-era design. Just about 30 minutes from Orlando, this resort is so secluded it feels like one of the most remote parts of the state.

Here are the top-rated courses of the week by GolfAdvisor raters for the week of July 14th in overall, conditions and value categories.

(Editor's Note: Courses needed a minimum of five ratings for the week to qualify, Ties are broken by cumulative scores in sub-categories.)

Top 10 overall golf courses of the week

We took the sum of the average rating of all seven categories on GolfAdvisor to find out which golf courses offered the best overall experience.

1. El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey in the Hills, Fla.
2. Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville, Del.
3. GlenRiddle Golf Club, Berlin, Mary.
4. The Georgia Club, Stratham, Ga.
5. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
6. Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort, Kissimmee, Fla.
7. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
8. Sierra Lakes Golf Club, Fontana, Calif.
9. Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch, Denton, Tex.
10. Bowes Creek Country Club, Elgin, Ill.

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. Cape May National Golf Club, Cape May, N.J.
2. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
3. Sierra Lakes Golf Club, Fontana, Calif.
4. Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood, S.C.
5. LinRick Golf Course, Columbia, S.C.
6. Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort, Kissimmee, Fla.
7. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Fla.
8. Prairie Falls Golf Club, Post Falls, Id.
9. Chariot Run Golf Club, Laconia, Ind.
10. Vaaler Creek Golf Club, Blanco, Tex.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville, Del.
2. Cape May National Golf Club, Cape May, N.J.
3. Sunridge Golf Club, Carson City, Nev.
4. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero, Fla.
5. Sierra Lakes Golf Club, Fontana, Calif.
6. Hilton Head National Golf Club, Bluffton, S.C.
7. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
8. Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, East Sandwich, Mass.
9. Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood, S.C.
10. Prairie Falls Golf Club, Post Falls, Id.

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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I've been searching for another hidden gem to play here in Orlando. I think I will do the trick - Thanks!

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Florida's historic El Campeon at Mission Inn tops Power Rankings for the week of July 14-20