Mission Inn Resort – The Ultimate Golf Experience

Jun 15, 2022 | Blog, Did you say "Golf" | 0 comments

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The absolute joy as you swing that club, holding your breath as you watch the arc of your ball against the blue sky – that experience is something all golfers share. But equally important as your swing is the location you are playing. Mission Inn Resort & Club is the ultimate golf experience.

In Central Florida, you can find about three hundred golf courses all over the region. That is a lot of choices. Today we will help you with your decision. We highlight two of the best Central Florida golf courses in Mission Inn Resort.

This resort has been declared number one in Florida and number two all over the USA. But what’s so special about Mission Inn Resort? Continue reading to find out.

A Brief Look at Mission Inn Resort

Deep in the storied town of Central Florida called Howey-in-the-hills lies Mission Inn Resort, a vast golf resort spanning over 1,100 acres. Hills, groves, lakes, and natural elevation changes – this place has been truly blessed with nature’s best.

With two Championship golf courses set over a massive area, golfing is the main attraction of Mission Inn Resort. But this resort is not just known for its expansive beauty and golf courses; it also offers many options of activities, restaurants, and accommodations.

Let’s look at what you can experience at Mission Inn Resort, just 35 minutes away from Orlando.


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At Mission Inn, you can experience playing golf on two challenging yet naturally beautiful courses. You might forget that you are there to play golf as you become lost in the beauty around you. Okay, most likely you won’t; you are there to play golf. But, if you get lost in the natural beauty, we won’t judge you. There are two beautiful courses at Mission Inn you can choose to play, El Campeón and Las Colinas.

El Campeón

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Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeón

The first, El Campeón, marked by steep hills and elevation changes of more than 85 feet, is Florida’s oldest golf course. In addition, the par 5, 17th hole is a double dogleg, making this course even more challenging.

This challenging course has hosted the PGA TOUR as the U.S. qualifying venue for the PGA Latinoamerican and Canadian / Mackenzie Tours.

Las Colinas

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Mission Inn Resort’s Los Colinas

The second, Las Colinas, has more rolling than the steep hills of El Campeón steep hills, but it is no less challenging. Its signature hole is “Alligator Alley,” the par 5, 12th hole that spans 493 yards along a tree-lined fairway.

You can’t go wrong playing either course. Both courses are 18-hole championship courses loved by the resort’s guests and members. In addition, the resort has some spectacular golf special packages that you should check out when you are visiting.

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Double Dogleg – a hole that has two bends in the fairway


Central Florida’s Mission Inn Resort hosts golf tournaments for charities and other private events. Their award-winning staff’s expertise and experience planning tournaments show. In addition, mission Inn will take care of everything from their online registration system to customized merchandise.

Whether you are playing in a tournament or are hosting one for your charity, Mission Inn is your ultimate golf destination and you will not be disappointed.

But don’t take our word for it, check out a tournament yourself. WAGC AM Tour is hosting an amateur tournament at Mission Inn Resort. 

Learn to Play

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Learn to Play! Photo by cottonbro

Are you a beginner? Or feel the need to brush up on your skills? Well, Mission Inn Golf Academies has you covered there too. They have several options of lessons to get you where you want to be – out enjoying golf.

Individual Lessons

You can also benefit from individual hourly golf lessons to improve your game. In addition, the resort offers golf instructions at reasonable rates for different audiences like members, adults, juniors, and groups.

Bird Golf Academy

Would you like more individualized instruction? Then, the Bird Golf Academy is the place for you. Jay Ewing founded the academy. The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:2, giving you more one-on-one time to work on your golf game. In addition, their personalized instruction, they will have you achieving your golf goals.

Mission Inn Resort has one of four Bird Golf Academies in Florida.

Schematic Golf System

Are you a bit of a tech geek like me? Then you need to try out the Schematic Golf System at Mission Inn Resort. The first patented motion training system breaks down how your body moves in relation to your swing to create the perfect golf swing for you mathematically. How amazing is that?

Mission Inn Resort has one of four Bird Golf Academies in Florida.

Eat, Drink & Relax

Golf courses are beautiful places. Who would want to leave to grab a bite to eat? Not me. I want to stay and enjoy the tranquility of the grounds, broken only by the THWAK as people tee off in the distance. It is a magical place. And Mission Inn Resort wants you to stay and enjoy that magic after playing 18 holes.

Restaurants & Lounges

Do you love trying out innovative cuisines and new exotic flavors? If yes, look no further than Mission Inn Resort’s restaurants and lounges. With its four excellent restaurants and two lounges, this resort has options for the most discerning palate.

Each of the following Mission Inn restaurants has a unique ambiance. So whether you want an upscale experience or to kick back with friends and a couple of beers, you will find all of that at Mission Inn.

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Mission Inn El Conquistador Restaurant

Are you craving steak and seafood options? Then El Conquistador is the perfect place for you. You can savor steak, seafood, and other signature dishes with a diverse range of exotic wines. In addition, this restaurant’s beautiful view of Plaza de la Fontana makes your dinner even more memorable.

Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant has that laid-back atmosphere for an enjoyable lunch or dinner. It is ideally located right next to the Pro Shop. Stop in to try out delicious salads, burgers, and sandwiches at this eatery. Also, don’t miss out on its Saturday Night Sushi, Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet!

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Mission Inn Hacienda Restaurant

How about a lakeside breakfast with a clear view of the El Campeòn championship golf course? La Hacienda Restaurant has a daily buffet that includes tasty dishes like made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, and much more.

 Overlooking the Plaza de Las Palmas courtyard is La Margarita Restaurant. The perfect place for a pleasant evening dinner. You can get your favorite beverage from the bar and dine at the adjacent second-floor patio deck with a fire pit.

Laid Back Lounges & Sunday Brunches

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Mission Inn Sunday Brunch Buffet

Are you looking to grab a quick bite or beverage? Mission Inn Resort has two lounges that are the perfect spot to spend time before or after. Nicker’s Clubhouse Bar is the ideal spot for a refreshing beverage and catching up on the other sports on one of the multiple T.V. La Chiquita Cabana is their poolside lounge.

Did someone say Sunday Champagne Brunch? Yes, please! Mission Inn’s La Hacienda Restaurant is the place to be for Sunday brunch. Their brunch is quite the delectable spread with specialty breads, meats, cheeses, pastries, complimentary mimosas, and champagne. Of course, once you stop in for brunch, you will also say it’s the “Best Brunch in Central Florida.”

Spa Marbella

Want to pamper your body and heal your spirit? Spend a day at Mission Inn Resort’s luxurious Spa Marbella.

Along with different healing massages, Spa Marbella also offers special massages for couples and athletes. Plus, you can enjoy a wide range of facial and skin services here.

Whether you are tired after a golf game, must attend an upcoming event at Mission Inn, or need to unwind, visit Spa Marbella to relax and rejuvenate.

Stay Awhile

Staying at a resort encompassing two of the best Central Florida Golf Courses makes a memorable experience for all golf lovers.

Travelers to Mission Inn Resort can choose from a wide range of accommodations, including deluxe hotel rooms, club suites, one-two-and three-bedroom suites, and even the golf-resort villas with exclusive views of the golf courses.

Spaces for Events & Meetings

Do you want to plan a casual meeting with your staff or a wedding surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of this luxurious resort? Mission Inn has several indoor and outdoor meeting spaces to hold different events, from casual meetings and workshops to weddings and birthdays.

Indoor Meeting Spaces

  • El Nuevo Mundo Ballroom, which can be divided into four smaller rooms
  • Clubhouse with six meeting spaces, including Legends Ballroom

Outdoor Meeting Spaces

  • Plaza de la Fontana  
  • Plaza de las Palmas
  • Lakeside Pavilion
  • Patio del Sol

Come for the Golf & Stay for Skeet Shooting

Golf isn’t the only activity that Mission Inn Resort has waiting for you. They also have the following activities:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Marina Del Rey – including boat rentals
  • Fitness Center
  • Group and Trail Cycling
  • Trails of the Conquistadors – historical and eco-adventure trails
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Billiards and Game Room
  • Two playgrounds

Visit Mission Inn Resort

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If you’re looking for a place to relax and have some fun, look no further than Mission Inn Resort. With plenty of activities onsite, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you want to play a round of golf, go fishing, or take the kids to the playground, you can do it all at Mission Inn Resort.

Have you had a chance to visit yet? Let us know in the comments what your favorite activity was. We hope to see you soon!


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