The Best Golf Buddies Destination
After spending a few days at Mission Inn Resort & Club earlier this year, a select group of experienced golf vacationers reached a unanimous decision: “Friends should never let friends take a golf trip to Mission Inn Resort & Club without them …”
Their impressions of the iconic Central Florida resort is nothing new, since golfing pals have been flocking to Howey-in-the-Hills, just outside Orlando, for more than 50 years, to experience the exceptional golf courses, fine food and, most of all, “Mission Inn hospitality.”
Mission Inn’s appeal begins with the resort’s two award-winning golf courses: The must-play El Campeón (The Champion) is one of the oldest 18-hole courses in the South, having opened in 1917. An original member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, El Campeón’s classic design accentuates 85-foot elevation changes that are unique to the central Florida region.
Las Colinas (The Hills), which opened in 1992, lives up to its name with wide fairways rolling over gentle rises. Its large, undulating greens are surrounded by tropical vegetation, and incorporate large water hazards on many holes.
“Golfers love the courses, with the different challenges they present,” says Lou Colon, Mission Inn’s head golf professional. “El Campeón isn’t real long, but it is rolling, which is unusual for a Florida golf course. Las Colinas plays a little longer and is especially good for the more advanced players.”
Family owned and operated for more than 50 years, Mission Inn Resort & Club is only 45 minutes from Orlando, but worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of that city. The resort’s 1,1000 acres provides a peaceful sanctuary, where groups can retreat from the golf course to enjoy a full range of dining options, social experiences and individual relaxation – not to mention quiet courtyards and patios for savoring an after-dinner cigar.
Built in classic Spanish Colonial style, Mission Inn Resort’s main buildings feature 176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites, and villas, as well as three restaurants and two lounges – all with unparalleled service by Mission Inn Resort & Club’s long-tenured staff.
Golf groups always enjoy the ample assortment of additional amenities and programs at Mission Inn Resort: access to a world-class tennis center, wellness spa and fitness center, trap and skeet range, miles of bicycling trails and volleyball courts – not to mention a 52-slip marina on Lake Harris for boating and fishing.
For more details:
www.MissionInnResort.com. For reservations: (800) 874-9053