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4.4
1469 Reviews (1469)
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
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
90.8%
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4.2
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.7%
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4.2
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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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

4.4
1469 Reviews (1469)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 56
Dinner 42
Brunch 39
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 138
Water Hazards 121
Bunkers 111
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 103
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 96
A Weekend Splurge 86
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 129
At a Resort 99
In the 'Burbs 37

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow

This course is 100 years of great!!! You can't manufacture this kind of beauty. I have played well over 100 courses and this might be the best one. Kudos to the staff for maintaining this course after all this time. Such a gem!! If in central Florida you will not heat it for the money. Nothing I could think they could do to make t better

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Course

Good price with GolfNow and well worth the hour drive. Had a 7:40 tee time so we finished in 3+30, but had to fight 30 minutes of light fog. Course was in great shape. I really enjoyed the round but didn’t play it well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Used cart

Not again anytime soon

Was looking for a Friday tee time, and this place seemed wide open. Should have known why.
$92 for a golf course in such poor shape is borderline criminal. I understand the place may have history but its in desperate need of an influx of capital to update course conditions. Was hoping for a good time as the staff seemed very friendly. But, Tee boxes were trashed, fairway and rough splotchy with leaves everywhere. Greens were OK, not fast but rolled decent with so many ball marks around. Starter made a point to tell me how hard this was and I should plan to lose a dozen balls. It was not hard at all. The layout could be really good with serious maintenance, manicuring and upkeep. Until that happens- hard pass.
For an extra $15 go play southern dunes and enjoy your round

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 156
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

January 2023

Extremely difficult course
Greens are fast and undulating
Fairways are good and you need to be in them

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor course conditions and slow play

If you like 5+ hours rounds and poor conditions, then this course if for you. My wife and I were paired with two singles. Both of them could not take the waiting on each shot and quit early.
Thankfully it was an absolutely beautiful day!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

If you like very uphill greens, try this course!

Beautiful Championship layout with several downhill drives leading to very very uphill greens. Not friendly for golfers who usually reach greens in rolling the ball. (My wife is a 17 handicap but played way over 100 because of the difficulty to reach those uphill greens.) I found the greens challenging and hard to read but the speed was perfect. The round took 4 hours and 40 minutes to play with an 11:00 o’clock tee time on a Tuesday, waiting on every single shots. But I definitely would like to play El Campeon again on a day with calmer winds and with a better pace of play.
Oh, several bunkers would need more and better quality sand considering the quality of this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

First time playing this course

Very nice golf course -great layout-pace of play on the slow side. Our cart went dead on the 4th hole. We had to let 2 groups play ahead which made the round 5 hours. But would try again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Really enjoyed playing this course. Great layout. Decent shape. Greens were great. It’s not easy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s ok

Old course with a nice layout. Starter was very nice. Pro shop staff did nothing to make you feel welcome. Cart guys had nothing to say. The worst conditioned driving range I’ve ever seen. Fairways were fair at best. Greens were in great shape. Lots of elevated greens. Overpriced by about $20 in my opinion. Not likely to return.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not your typical Florida resort course

It’s a fun track! Lots of elevation changes and the greens are tough. Staff is always friendly and the course is in slightly above average shape.

Pace of play is always slow and greens are a little beat up from so much play. Would be nice if the greens were faster too but I wouldn’t call them slow. This is one of those places that would be world class if they had the money to dump into it

Everyone should play it once

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

El Campeon is great

Love this course and will bring back a large group next time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive

El Campeón is a great course, and worth the 1-hour drive from Orlando. If you want a challenge, beyond the normal flat Florida courses, this is a great place to try.

Staff is always friendly. The course is in very good shape from tee to green.

The only downside is the 8-minutes between tee times, which contributes to a slower pace of play. We were right about 4 1/2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must Play

El Campeon the more difficult of the two courses at Mission Inn is a must play. Hard to believe this course was designed decades ago. You have elevation holes you normally don't find in Florida. You have par 3's over water. The #1 handicapped 17th hole is a challenge. Par 5 with a "S" shaped fairway approach shot over water and a big tree blocking your shot to the green if you place your 2nd shot in the wrong place. A must see. In great condition, fast greens some slanted. Many tournaments pro & amateur held throughout the year. Many outings too! Three fantastic restaurants. Great food. Did I mention it's also a resort with other amenities to where you can stay and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/15/2023

sounds like a paced ad....

Played On
Reviews 17
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very frustrating

It is very disappointing to report that the customer experience at Mission inn is completely unacceptable

I used to love this place, my wife and I spent a long weekend here playing golf and getting spa treatments for our 19th anniversary a few years ago and had a great experience

Over the summer I played El Campeon at least once a week

Every time was very enjoyable & I am happy to pay for good service at a good golf course.

The problem is the last few times I’ve played the pace of play heads been consistently very slow with 0 rangers.

One time two drunk idiots were about to fist fight, we called the pro shop they said they’d send out the ranger…no ranger ever came out

The most recent time I was out to play several groups of Jr golfers were playing practice rounds for an upcoming tournament and had total disregard for other groups in the course. We called the pro shop to let them know they were playing several balls on each hole. They said they’d send out a red ranger and guess what… no ranger ever came after taking 3 1/2 hours to play 10 holes we had to give up.

It’s extremely upsetting because it is a very nice golf course and has the potential to be great if the management put customer service as a priority

It’s too bad because these experiences is going to cause this golf course to lose out on $200+ of weekly revenue from me

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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