El Campeon Course Dates Back to 1917

By Andy Reistetter

At Mission Inn Resort & Club an hour northwest of Orlando, there are two golf courses—El Campeon and Los Colinas and there is no doubt that they are stately and unique in their own right.

El Campeon, a.k.a. The Champion, is the preserver of golf history in the Southeast United States. While not the oldest course in Florida it is old and dates back to 1917.

This unusual Florida golf course with significant elevation changes captures the essence of the early years of golf design in America. The Los Colinas course, a.k.a. The Hills, is relatively new and brings into play all the latest modern design principles. Together, the historic and modern golf courses make Mission Inn, located in Howey-in-the Hills, the Orlando area’s top golf resort, if not in the entire state of Florida. More