Activities & Recreation
Mission Inn has a variety of unique recreational experiences.
Many guests come to challenge the 36 holes of championship golf and indulge themselves at Spa Marbella. The resort also offers guests the opportunity to try freshwater fishing, hike nature trails, take a tennis clinic, or bicycle throughout the resorts’ 500+ picturesque acres. Have some extra time? The resort is minutes away from a famous German bakery or a full-service winery just down the road. Just 20 minutes away is the charming lakeside town of Mt. Dora, known for her quaint shops, alfresco dining and live entertainment. View our LIVE Osprey cam by clicking here.
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Additional On-Property Activities
Mission Inn Resort & Club also offers guests the opportunity to experience:
- Swimming – We offer a heated pool and hydro-spa.
- Volleyball – A lawn court is located by the resort’s pool and two sand courts are available at the resort’s recreation park.
- Billiards and Game Room – The resort’s Billiards and Game Room has two pool tables, televisions and card tables. This room is also available for private parties.
- Playgrounds – The resort offers two children’s playgrounds.
Additional Local Area Activities
Mission Inn Resort & Club is close to many fun activities within a short driving distance:
We decided to have our wedding ceremony & reception at the Legends Courtyard & Ballroom located inside the Mission Inn Resort, and we do not regret our decision in the slightest! Every little detail from the venue, to the grounds, the staff, our rooms and the service was perfect and we have heard nothing but good reviews from our guests about the quality of the food served at dinner and the hors d’oeuvres served during cocktail hour. The venue itself is also stunning, well-maintained, and very clean. The windows in the ballroom that look out over the golf course & the lake offer a stunning view as the sun sets. Jessica & Shelby were very helpful and organized during the planning and execution of our wedding ceremony/reception, and we would definitely recommend Mission Inn resort to anyone and everyone who is looking at this resort for their special day! 5 star service, 5 star scenery & 5 star accommodations. Thank you guys!! ❤
Our guests expressed nothing but kudos. We appreciated everyone’s attentiveness to our requests and needs.
Please convey to your staff our appreciation for setting up and having our meals always on time and to our specifications. Our transitions were effortless due to your team’s preparation.
Special thanks to Helen and Larissa for onsite help, and also to Philippe for going over and beyond to accommodate last minute dietary requests. He also arranged for a birthday acknowledgement on Saturday which was very sweet and unexpected.
From the moment we set foot on Mission Inn property, I had a feeling this would be our wedding venue. I wanted something close to “home” (now, technically where I grew up), that had the old Florida lakeside feel. Marina Del Rey was the answer I was looking for! Bri painted a lovely picture of what the wedding day would look like so we had an idea of how things would be set up and showed us pictures of other weddings at this location. She was even kind enough to accommodate my family and ourselves to tour again during our short trip home before securing the venue. My catering manager made the entire process smooth and never hesitated to answer any of my questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. Kelsey took over for us when our previous catering manager was no longer with Mission Inn only several weeks before the wedding. She made the scary thought of having planned my whole day with someone else disappear immediately. She clearly had gone over everything and eased my mind and worries right away! For the rehearsal and then the wedding day she was right there checking on us and made sure that things were executed in a timely fashion and worked so well alongside my day of coordinator. I can’t rave about Bri, Kelsey, and the entire Mission Inn staff and location enough!
I personally, and all but about 4 of our guys, had never played your facility before, although it was the very first place I dropped a resume off 25 years ago when I moved down here. Heard great things of course over the years, but it really did exceed all our expectations. Add to that how well you and your staff took take of us and it was a fantastic experience, regardless of the outcome of the tournament. You obviously have experience running big events and it showed (not that our event was big, but it was run perfectly). I spent some time with your starter both days and had some great chats. With the delay on Friday’s tournament round, we missed our 1:50 afternoon tee times by about 20 minutes, but you guys still accommodated us seamlessly so thank you for that. The beverage cart staff might be the best group I’ve ever seen. What a great bunch of gals who are really good at what they do. On Friday afternoon, the young gal on Los Colinas said it was her first day solo I think I heard her say, which is unbelievable because she was as good as anyone. El Campeon is certainly one of the most beautiful and unique courses I’ve ever played. Can’t wait to come back. We’re bringing a big group over in the fall so I’ll look you up then. Thanks again Lou and let your guys know that what they do is appreciated!
Marina Del Rey at Mission Inn Resort is worth every minute of the drive out from downtown Orlando. My husband wanted a ceremony by the water and I wanted an indoor reception because Florida’s weather can be unpredictable. Marina Del Rey was the perfect blend because the picturesque lakefront property has an indoor hall with full glass walls facing the lake and market lights dangling from the ceiling. The food was delicious, the venue was beautiful, and we look back on our special day with only happiness. We are especially thankful for the leftover cake, champagne, and gift that Jessica had waiting for us in our hotel room when we returned from the reception. Thank you to the happy Jessica Lynn Castrejon for showing me around the beautiful property when searching for a venue! Also, thank you patient Jessica Maertchik for always being there for us, especially with all our questions and requests.
Our group just finished our 9th trip to Mission Inn.
That by itself should tell you about our thoughts on golf, hospitality, accommodations, and amenities.
We enjoyed our stay at Mission Inn very much. So nice to have a retreat from the hub but of Orlando high energy and traffic chaos. So nice to have a lanai overlooking the course. Room was generously sized and well appointed, tho a small refrig would have been nice and a couple more pieces of wall art would have made it more inviting and finished looking. Best bed and pillows we’ve ever slept on. Even though there were wedding guests in hotel when we came, we still found hotel very quiet throughout. Grounds are lovely.
We spent our wedding weekend at Mission Inn Resort for our two-day event! From our first visit, Jessica Lynn Castrejon helped create the vision for our dream wedding. Marina del Rey for our Hindu ceremony was her suggestion and it made for a picturesque backdrop for the festive bright colors. The path made for a grand entrance for my groom on his horse for the baraat. Everyone raved about the amazing Indian food at lunch! I love that the venue offers multiple sites so our guests were able to experience different settings for each part of our wedding. Our traditional ceremony on the second day was at Plaza de la Fontana as the sun started setting. It’s so beautiful we didn’t need much ceremony decor. Cocktail hour in the Plaza de las Palmas courtyard was a selling point for my husband. He loved the market lights and wrought iron tables. Our reception was at La Hacienda and it was a unique and perfect room to offer an intimate feel to a wedding of over 130 guests. With most guests coming from out of town, it was definitely a a huge plus that everyone could stay in the same place. We were able to enjoy the resort and our spend time with our guests all weekend. Most importantly, Jessica Maertchik was such a pleasure to work with through the entire process. She brought the vision of our dream wedding to life. With multiple events, she was attentive to detail and so responsive! We are so thankful to her and the entire team at Mission Inn for making the weekend so spectacular!
The Mission Inn Resort & Spa is an intriguing place to meet for any occasion and the services will far exceed any expectations. Not only will your guests be surrounded by the beauty of nature, but tranquility to make any event seem effortless as though one may think they are in Paradise. The Mission Inn Resort has so much to offer beyond the comfort of being at your second home where the employees become more like family. I consider the destination to be like no other place in North America and it has an appeal to capture the essence of the proper clientele. Whether you are driving from a long distance or fly into the closest airport, the scenery will set you back once you arrive at the Mission Inn to experience a different culture. Guests will be sure to have an enjoyable stay for business, leisure of special event given the activities can involve a wedding ceremony, meeting or program as well as any golf tournament.
Our Wedding was at marina Del Rey at Mission Inn, the experience overall was amazing. The venue was breathtaking, the staff at the reception area were attentive, polite, professional and just wonderful. The coordinator Nadine was just a gem to work with, we are sad we won’t be able to see her again. Nadine’s Assistant was great as well. The food was great, our guest were happy with it all and can’t stop talking about the food, cocktails and location they loved it all. I will recommend Mission Inn to friends and family. We actually already spoke about doing our 10 yr anniversary here. The Mission inn website does not do Marina Del Rey justice it is just an amazing spot for any occasion.
I enjoyed every aspect of my stay at Mission Inn Resort. The food, the room, the golf. All were absolutely top notch. The seafood buffet on Saturday night was as good as it gets, every thing was very good, especially the bread pudding for dessert. I highly recommend this as a golf destination or a get away destination.
I played this course way back when in the late 70’s the only thing I regret is that I took so long for me to book a stay and play package. It was so Great!!!! Every thing I could ever want in a trip.!!!!!
We spend two nights over Christmas as the Mission Inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Christmas eve and Christmas day buffets were wonderful, the service impeccable and golf was outstanding. What a beautiful resort in a very quiet setting!
The golf courses were in excellent condition and many holes are beautiful and scenic. The food in the restaurant including breakfast and dinner was first class and the resort itself is very attractive with good service and very nice rooms.
Everywhere we looked there was something beautiful to see. The staff is extremely friendly and we loved the food. The architecture and furnishings are outstanding and the pool is excellent. If I played golf, I would have more to say about the beautiful course.
Just back from Mission in and wonderful golf and a stay. The weather was beautiful the staff is so friendly. The restaurants were wonderful. We like a Hot Hot Tub and it was! One of the most challenging courses in Florida. We are repeat customers who plan to continue to come back
I had the pleasure of being invited to this lovely resort by a member for a one day golf outing and I really want to come back for a weekend or longer. They are celebrating their 100 year anniversary and in the pro shop you can see pictures of all the golf greats from the 1920s and 30s. This is a classic course that was in immaculate shape and so very fun and very challenging to play. The amenities look great as well and I am anxious to return to play the other course and stay at the hotel and enjoy the spa!
This resort is perfect for families of all ages. There’s a variety of things you can do without even leaving the campus. They offer plenty of things to use like bikes or fishing poles, a game room, shuffle board, table tennis, or even golf clubs down at the clubhouse. The views are amazing and the service is excellent. In my two years of coming here, I have yet to have an issue!
We visit Mission Inn every couple of years. It has always been great, but the place was even better this year. The golf courses remain excellent. The rooms, restaurants, pool, etc. are also excellent. While we didn’t take advantage of them they now have a marina and a skeet range. Mount Dora is only 1/2 hour away if you want some diversity.
My husband played in a tournament and I visited friends in nearby towns. We enjoyed the meals here, and our guest room with outside balcony was very nice with views of the golf course. Other landscaping was pretty and special.
Both golf courses are enjoyable and offer a challenge in a fair way. Rooms are very nice, spacious, clean and attractively decorated. Restaurants are comfortable with attractive decor and delicious food. The grouper was excellent.
Our review might look biased, but is totally true, reliable and sincere. We live in Las Colinas, which is part of Mission Inn. We did not had power in our house after hurricane Irma for 6 days so we decided to stay in the hotel for 4 nights. It was a very comfortable stay and we could appreciate the great staff the hotel has and the many renovations they have made. We stayed in a mini suite and we understand they are different than the rest of the rooms. If you are looking for a beautiful quiet place, Mission Inn is the place. And if you are a golfer there are not better courses in Central Florida than El Campeon and Las Colinas. And believe my word as I am a member of the golf club and play in both courses an average of four days a week. Mission Inn is a unique place in Central Florida outside of the crowds in Orlando.
My golf group of approximately 50 women has been coming to the Mission Inn for years. We love it ! The golf courses are challenging and exquisitely maintained. Our rooms have always been comfortable and clean and the icing on the cake is the restaurant with a lovely buffet and dessert bar ! Employees are pleasant and helpful and the grounds are beautiful.
I stayed one night. The property is beautiful. The rooms accommodating, the bed sleeps like a dream. There are many activities available. My group used the basketball area. I would return to enjoy the atmosphere.
We just spent 2 days at Mission Inn for a golf outing with friends. The newly renovated rooms were spotless and nicely appointed. The 2 golf courses were in great shape. Everyone we interacted with from the reception desk, housekeeping, waitresses, Pro Shop, golf starters, beverage cart drivers and golf cart helpers were friendly and professional. We will be back.
Top notch staff. Great courses with large, fast, undulating greens. Tough, but fair. Enjoyed the room & facilities. Hope to get back again, sometime. Attended the FASD meetings, which could not have been at a better venue.
Difficult and excellent golf. 3 courses to choose from. They are sure to challenge every aspect of your game. Restaurants are all excellent and decently priced. Rooms are remodeled and beds are comfy. I have been here more then 7 times and will continue that trend.
Absolutely loved this place!! We had a great room on the fourth floor with terrific views of the golf course. Scott at the front desk was extremely accommodating as we had arrived early for my son’s practice round and check in was not until 4 pm. Not only did we get an earlier check in but we also got an upgraded room!! The room was spacious and clean with very comfortable beds. Would definitely recommend this resort as well as the golf course.
So much to do at this resort including excellent restaurants, biking, walking trail, spa, golf, tennis, work out facility, trap and skeet shooting and fishing. Something here for everyone to enjoy! It’s located in a very small town in the rolling hills of Florida. Great place to hold an event for just to visit with family and friends.
Five Course Wine Dinner was fantastic, 5 wines paired perfectly with the courses. The main course of Bison was cooked perfectly and was fantastic. I will definitely be going back. The resort is full service with golf courses, restaurants open to the public and amazing grounds.
This is a beautiful resort in Howey-in-the-Hills that more people should know about. Beautiful setting, wonderful staff, and great ameneties. Stayed there for Leesburg Bikefest, but the place is so beautiful, and the golf courses look so awesome that I have to go back for a golf weekend.
We were going to a party nearby and decided at the last minute to get a room. Beautiful resort with golf course, tennis courts, spa, bikes, pool and several restaurants. Our room overlooked the pool and golf course with a screened balcony to enjoy the view. It is off season so we nearly had the place to ourselves. The room was nicely appointed with a comfortable king bed and elegant bathroom with nice toiletries and 6 sets of towels. Breakfast was a la carte or a tasty buffet with made to order omelette. Other restaurants we have enjoyed on previous visits. Staff was friendly. Totally perfect mini vacation. Hidden treasure not to be missed.