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“Nearly 100 Year-Old Course In A Lovely Setting”

Mission Inn Golf Resort
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
394 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Nearly 100 Year-Old Course In A Lovely Setting”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

My son and I played 18 the other day and really enjoyed ourselves. We're fans of old style courses that are straight-forward and difficult but not purposefully penal (think Firestone South). El Campeon runs up and down some pretty significant hills (this is Florida, after all!) with ball-swallowing ponds on many holes. We played the white tees which were sloped at 131, I recall. I believe it! 390 up hill plays like 410-420 so it was all we had to get a GIR. It was a good test.

The course will be 100 years old in 2018 and the old oaks and lovely landscaping stand in testimony to this quality, old design. The course condition was A- and the greens were excellent with loads of speed-testing grain changes. I'd happily play it again.

Greens fees were reasonable.

Visited April 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful "Old Style" + Great Golf = Wonderful Winter Break”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Recently spent a happy 11th days in the lake area of Florida at the Mission Inn Resort with a group of golf friends. The resort was a delightful surprise set in a location of beautiful rolling hills and lakes. Rooms were a good size with views out over the golf course and comfortable screened balconies. Service was attentive and there are a number of restaurant choices on the resort grounds. The two golf choices provided remarkably different experiences and both had significant elevation changes with a good level of challenge. Make sure to take time to visit the nearby and charming town of Mount Dora.

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Jasper, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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“nice stay for golf tournament”
Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Mission inn is a first class golf venue. Rooms were comfortable and the two golf courses were very challenging. The staff was very helpful. The only complaint was the noisy heat/ac.

Visited February 2014
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Hernando FL
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“Wonderful Golf Trip”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

From the moment we arrived, it was fantastic.
Fabulous golf course, our room was beautiful with a great balcony over looking the fairway. El Campeon Golf Course was so much fun to play. The staff was Tremendous. A wonderful experience.

Visited February 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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“Grand Old Lady Doesn't Show Her Age”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed at the Mission Inn for a weekend this summer. It was surprisingly beautiful and so close to Mount Dora. It's definitely the place to stay when visiting the Mount Dora area. The golf course is beautiful as are the grounds. Our room had a balcony looking over the golf course. The golf course was well manicured and in excellent condition. The restaurant's on site were excellent. Our whole family attended the Sunday brunch that included entertainment and an extensive buffet with carving stations and all kinds of interesting and unique entrees. There was a billiards room that we took advantage and even outdoor pool tables around the pool. There's also an excellent tennis facility and we enjoyed a vigorous workout in the gym. It was one of the nicest I've seen in any hotel I've ever stayed at. This is a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Visited August 2013
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