Mission Inn Golf Club & Resort

 
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Mission Inn Golf Club & Resort
10400 County Road 48
Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
Phone:
(352) 324-3101
Type:
Resort
# of Holes:
36
Par:
72
Architect:
George O'Neil

Discover an unparalleled golfing experience at Mission Inn Golf Resort, nestled in the picturesque Orlando, Florida area. Boasting 36 holes of championship golf, Mission Inn is a golf aficionado's haven, offering a perfect blend of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and meticulously designed courses.

Founded in 1917, Mission Inn's El Campeon stands as one of the South's oldest and most esteemed golf courses. Crafted by architect George O'Neil of Chicago, this historic course showcases unusual elevation changes of over 85 feet, rolling fairways, undulating greens, and strategically placed berms, bunkers, and sandy waste areas. With water gracing 11 of its holes, El Campeon is a testament to traditional golf design, providing golfers with a challenging yet rewarding experience. The signature par 5, 17th hole, a long double dogleg, presents a formidable challenge with more obstacles than some entire courses.

In contrast, Mission Inn's Las Colinas, designed by former PGA Tour player and TV commentator Gary Koch in 1992, offers a unique golfing experience. Recognized as Golf Digest's "Best New Resort Course" in 1992 and awarded 4 stars in the "Best Places To Play" (2008), Las Colinas features wide open fairways and gently rolling hills, creating an inland links design. The course's large and undulating greens, coupled with classic old architecture, demand precise shot placement. Water comes into play on 14 holes, and expansive berms frame numerous fairways, providing a harmonious yet distinct challenge compared to its historic counterpart.

Golf Digest's accolades continue to affirm Mission Inn's excellence, with both El Campeon and Las Colinas courses earning 4 stars in the "Best Places To Play" (2008). The resort's Spanish-style architecture adds to the charm, creating a picturesque backdrop adjacent to several course holes. Conveniently located, Mission Inn Golf Resort is a mere 35-40 minute drive from most Orlando areas, making it an accessible and desirable destination for golf enthusiasts.

While Mission Inn Golf Resort may have finished outside the top 10 best golf courses in Orlando in 2023, its rich history, meticulous design, and stunning surroundings make it a compelling choice among the myriad of Orlando golf courses. Elevate your golf

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