History of Mission Inn Resort

A verdant oasis steeped in history.

The early settlers of Howey-in-the-Hills found wondrous natural beauty in the shade and shadows of mature oaks, pines and palms. Founded by William John Howey, the town was incorporated in 1925. Before then, in 1921, Mr. Howey built Florida's first citrus juice plant in the rolling hills which would soon bear his name.

At Mission Inn, we honor these founders with the historic El Campeón Course and its 85 feet of elevation changes - testing you like no other course in Florida. You will also note our dedication as you play through the wide-open fairways and gentle rolling hills of the Las Colinas Course.

These two courses were designed with an appreciation of their natural environment. You revere it in the sparkle of the Florida sun on ever-present ponds and creeks and in the sight of an osprey soaring overhead. The El Campeòn and Las Colinas courses settle right in to the Old-Florida landscape.

Florida Historic Golf Trail

Florida Historic Golf Trail

El Campeón is included in the FLorida Historic Golf Trail, a group of 62 public, semi-private, military and resort golf courses spread across 31 counties. The majority of these historic courses were built between 1910 and the late 1930s, a period known as the "Golden Age" of golf course architecture. For more details, visit FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.com.

"They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that."

~ Gardner Dickinson, American professional golfer