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4.5
1260 Reviews (1260)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
20
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
93.4%
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4.4
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.2%
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4.5
181 Reviews (181)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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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
1260 Reviews (1260)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of the best

Played the El Campeon twice this year and was pleased both times. From start to finish it's a great experience. Plenty of F/B service on the course. Course was in pristine condition. Greens were superb. It's not your typical resort course. When you play it, you know it's almost 100 years old. It just feels historic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 142
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play course

El Campeon is always in great shape. There was a state amateur being contested so the course set up was extra challenging. Enjoyed it so much, I am going back this week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

El Campeno was way overbooked so we had to play the other course

We were so excited to play El Campeno but there was an hour wait from our scheduled tee time. They were letting players there for the Sunshine State Amateur out on the course to practice that did not have tee times. The other course was OK but we drove over an hour for our tee time at El Campeno….disappointing.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Review

Great golf course. Restaurant was under staffed for lunch

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

We finally teed off 45 mins after our scheduled tee time. It felt like a large group of players were squeezed into our tee time slots. The round took over 5.5 hours with a 5 minute wait between each shot. The course is great albeit very challenging however the slow play affected the enjoyment of the day

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

El Campeon Needs Improvements

This course needs a lot of improvements.

Drainage on 1 and 18 are terrible. Spots on the course need fill brought in as there are exposed tree roots everywhere. Trees on certain holes need manicured.

Course is in dire need of a manicure. 1 and 17 are two of the dumbest par 5’s on any course I have played. The trees in the fairway are stupid and should be removed. Will help with drainage in those areas as well by removing.

Trees on 3 need to be manicured and trimmed back off the tee boxes.

Hole 7 might be the dumbest hole in golf particularly for woman and seniors having to lay up for a longer second shot than they can even drive the ball.

Too many holes look the same and becomes boring.

This course is really hard. The typical weekend golfer will slow this course down to a snails pace.

I have played a lot of courses in Florida and I give the overall rating a 3. It is not a dump, but a lot of better options out there to play. For anyone over a single digit handicap this course is a beat to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens were great

Always a tough track, greens were in excellent condition. A couple of downhill putts were extremely fast. Watch out for the gator on number 10.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Mission Inn is a great place to play and it usually in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

While we have played the Las Colinas course at Mission Inn a few times, this was our first time at El Campeon. The course was in outstanding condition, possibly due to it hosting an NFL alumni tournament a few days before, and a Latinoamerica Qualifying tournament a few days after we played. The course is certainly challenging, but rewards good shots. Play was a bit slow on a Friday afternoon, with at one point, three groups waiting at a tee box. Rain hit late in the round, but we completed it anyway. Congrats to the group of gentlemen of a wedding party, who very courteously allowed us to play through them. Will certainly play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pace

Had a 3 some 2 groups in front of us playing the blue tees, red tees were out of their range. 2 some in front of us watched to much tv as their skill level didn’t match their ego. We were looking forward to this round for weeks and they ruined it. 4:30 hours and we only got 16 holes in rain washed us out. Players need to be told to keep pace and play to their ability, we will be back but, hopefully things get better. Thanks greg

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mission Inn Trip

This year we had 24 golfers participate and play 108 holes in 4 days at Mission Inn Resort. The entire weekend was superb - made possible by the excellent services provided by the Hospitality Group, The Golf Group and the Mission Inn Management. This is an annual event we have been going for the past 25+ years and every year is better than the last! Highly recommend this course and facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course. Maintenance issues

Course was in good shape. The only annoying issue was that the maintenance crew kept spraying water on the greens while I was in the fairway on several holes and I had to wait for them to get their hoses off of the green before I could hit my approach shot. On the 17th green I hit my approach shot onto the green and the maintenance guy came out of nowhere and started to spray the green while my ball was still on the green.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wow!

Course was in mint condition. It is a difficult but fair course. The elevation changes on several holes were severe. Greens were fast but rolled true. I love this course and will play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Family emergency forced no show but charged

I booked through Golf now and was unable to make early tee time for single. I attempted to contact but no answer on phone. Next communication was email stating i will be billed for no show. I find itis difficult to believe my no show impacted their revenue which required billing me for having an emergency. I will not be using either golf now or this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play

Two courses to play. El Campion being the ome where Symetra, McKenzie, college etc. tournaments are played. Right now in great shape. Will test you in many ways. Elevated fairways & greens, challenging par 3's over water, dogleggs, fairway & greenside bunkers. Fast true greens. Big trees strategically placed on fairways. You will use every club in your bag. You will love the challenge.

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

Second Time

This was my second time at El Campeon and it is worth it. The course history and elevations make it a must play in Florida. Memorable holes all around. The course was in excellent summer condition. You expect slower greens and wet conditions in September. The staff got us out earlier than expected which was a plus. Though I have never stayed, Mission Inn would be a great stay/play golf destination.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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