El Campeon Course at Mission Inn: #8El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club

El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Rd 48
Howey in the Hills, Florida 34737
Lake County

Phone(s): (352) 324-3885
Fax: (352) 324-4199
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The highly popular El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort consistently ranks in the top 10 of Florida's many golf courses. The course originally opened in 1917 and decades later in 1992, it was joined by a second 18-hole course, Las Colinas. El Campeon is not only one of the state's oldest golf courses but also one of its most challenging. The traditional design remains largely unchanged except for a renovation in 1926. The course winds through towering forests and numerous spring-fed lakes. The layout features water on thirteen holes as well as dramatic elevation changes that measure over 85 feet across the rolling fairways and undulating greens. The signature hole of the golf course is the par-5 17th. This lengthy double dogleg possesses more hazards than some entire courses do.

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View from no. 8 (View from the par-5, 556 yards no. 17 (No. 15 ('Gator') is the shortest par-3 on El Campeon at 142 yards and sits on a peninsula with plenty of water to the left. A slightly long shot can roll off the back and into the water.The par-3 no. 12 from El Campeon at Mission Inn usually requires a long utility club or wood to reach the small, elevated, two-level greenThe elevated 14th green from El Campeon at Mission Inn is protected by multiple bunkers and a mature oak.The island green from no. 16 at Mission Inn's El Campeon is protected on all sides by sandThe green from the par-4, 457-yards no. 7 from El Campeon at Mission Inn

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: C. E. Clarke, George O'Neil
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1917
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • 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.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Historic 72 6242 131 70.3
Blue 72 6601 135 72
Gold 72 5624 121 67.4
Black 72 7015 136 73.8
Gold (W) 73 5624 133 72.9
Challenger 73 6073 130 69.6
Red (W) 73 4811 125 68.6

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