El Campeón (“The Champion”) is one of the oldest and popular courses in the southern United States and has been perennially honored as one of the best layouts in Florida. It has been the site of numerous junior, collegiate and professional events throughout its storied history, including the Class 1A, 2A and 3A Florida High School Golf State Championships. On the books for 2020 are PGA Tour qualifying events for the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica in January and Canada’s Mackenzie Tour in March.
“This resort offers some of the best holes in Florida,” Liz Flynn of Money Inc. writes of El Campeón’s No. 3 ranking. “It’s important to note that this place was built in 1917. It’s got a ton of character and history, and you’ll definitely feel it while you’re there.”
El Campeón has won numerous awards over the years, including most recently being named to the “World’s Top 100 Golf Courses” by Golfscape.com and one of the “Top 200 Resort Golf Courses” by Golfweek. An original member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, El Campeón offers a classic design accentuating the landscape’s 85-foot elevation changes that are unique to the central Florida region. The course plays 7,001 yards from the back tees.
Mission Inn Resort & Club features two other golf courses — Las Colinas (“The Hills”), designed by NBC commentator Gary Koch which opened in 1992, and El Dorado, a new par-3, 18-hole executive layout that opened this summer. The resort also offers a huge driving range, with Tifway Bermuda grass tees, practice bunkers with target greens, and 10,000-square-foot putting green.
The resort is situated amid central Florida’s beautiful rolling hills in the village of Howey-in-the Hills. Surrounded by lakes, the picturesque location features classic Spanish Colonial style architecture throughout the property; 176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites, and villas; three restaurants; and two lounges. In addition to golf, key amenities include a tennis academy, Spa Marbella, the lakefront marine center, miles of nature trails, trap & skeet shooting, and meeting and convention facilities.
If spending the holidays basking in the warm Florida sun sounds great, the Mission Inn Resort & Club is the perfect place. With an abundance of fun, food and activities for the whole family, the resort promises to help make cherished memories for the holidays.
Mission Inn is offering some spectacular packages, all of which are priced per person, per night, plus resort fee and tax, based on double occupancy. A third night-free offer and single occupancy rates are available.
HOLIDAY PACKAGE OPTIONS
Bed & Breakfast-includes deluxe lodging and a buffet breakfast in La Hacienda restaurant overlooking the lake and 17th hole of El Campeon, each morning of your stay, priced at $91.
Bed, Breakfast & Grand Holiday Buffet Brunch-same as B&B and includes the Grand Holiday Buffet Brunch on Christmas Day, a popular annual tradition at two of the Resort’s restaurants- Nicker’s at the clubhouse and La Hacienda- priced at $143.
B&B, Grand Buffet plus Choice of Golf or Spa-in addition to the above package, this two-night minimum package includes choice of 18 holes of golf with shared cart daily or credit at Spa Marbella-priced at $218.
The sumptuous menu for the Grand Holiday Buffet Brunch includes a complete breakfast bar, salad bar, soups, antipasto, cheeses and fresh-baked breads. Main courses will include fresh shellfish, smoked seafood, pasta, pork and the Chef’s carving station featuring slow-roasted honey-blood orange glazed turkey with giblet gravy. The Inn’s signature bread pudding with bourbon sauce will highlight the dessert table including an array of tempting morsels. Live Music will add to the festivities with endless champagne and mimosas available to those 21 and over.
Mission Inn Resort & Club will be ringing in the New Year in style with celebratory events and packages from December 29-January 2nd. The New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration(Black Tie optional) is the perfect way to ring in the new with a reception followed by a five-course dinner, live entertainment, and a midnight champagne toast. As with Xmas offerings, three different packages are available.
To reserve any of the packages, call 800-874-9053 and for more information visit MissionInnResort.com