Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Treasured for generations as one of Florida’s finest golf courses, the historic El Campeòn at Mission Inn Resort & Club has been named to the list of “Best Resort Courses” in the nation by Golfweek magazine.
El Campeòn (The Champion) debuted at No. 98 on the list of the Top 100 resort golf courses, one of 10 courses from Florida included in the rankings, which are published in Golfweek’s new edition of the Ultimate Guide To Golf Course Living and Great Escapes, as well as posted on www.golfweek.com.
Designed in 1917 by George O’Neil and further enhanced by Charles E. Clarke in 1926, El Campeòn offers tee-to-green elevations of 85 feet – rare for golf courses in Florida – as well as towering forests and sparkling spring-fed lakes.
El Campeòn is designated as part of the Historic Florida Golf Trail, a collection of more than 50 courses throughout Florida established between 1897 and 1949 that golfers can still play today.
Las Colinas (The Hills) completes the resort’s unique 36-hole experience. Las Colinas was designed by Gary Koch and opened in 1992 to immediate acclaim. Both courses also are recognized as “Best Places to Play” in North America by Golf Digest.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Mission Inn Resort is nestled among the rolling hills of Central Florida’s Lake County, in the town of Howey-in-the-Hills, just a 35-minute drive northwest of Orlando.
In addition to golf, the Spanish colonial style resort offers 176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites and villas, three restaurants, two lounges and poolside bar. Amenities include eight tennis courts, trap and skeet shooting range, jogging and bicycling trails, volleyball courts, outdoor pool and hydro-spa, fitness center, Spa Marbella, lakeside nautical center with fishing, powerboats and eco-touring.
For additional information, call Mission Inn Resort & Club at (352) 268-9574 or (352) 324-3101 or visit the Web site www.missioninnresort.com.
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Hunter Public Relations – East