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It starts with the best sibling golf courses in all of Florida.
there are voIces on the faIrway, sounding as loose and free as the eagle gliding overhead. It also carries a hint of an accent. “Chi-cah-go,” says one of the guys in the group, happy to tout his hometown but even happier to be 1,100 miles south of it. His sales group has been to mega-resorts in Orlando and Miami in previous years. “We never knew there was landscape and golf like this inFlorida,”hesays,theaccentstrengthening.“Thisishowyoushouldunplugbeforerecharging.”
Here’s some advice to the person in charge of the schedule: Plan enough time to play two courses because both are ranked among the best in Florida.
“We always expect hordes of travelers in the Orlando area. So it’s nice to leave them behind and come out here to get some work done and to
→ ElCampeon(“TheChampion”)
There will be groans mixed into the laughter. El Campeon has been rated the number-one course in Florida and number-two in the U.S. by GolfAdvisor. Lofty praise doesn’t come from easy play. The holes are as different as the chef ’s specials at El Conquistador. Blind shots. Elevation changes of 85 feet. Island greens. Prepare to be challenged.
→ LasColinas(“TheHills”)
The fairways are a little more forgiving than those on El Campeon, but no two holes are alike — very unique in Florida, where most courses are built on flat terrain. Some of the rides between holes are conversation-starters in their own right. Walk off the 18th green and into Nickers for a post-round drink or to Legends Ballroom for an awards dinner.
Both courses at Mission Inn have hosted high school, NAIA, and NCAA collegiate championships for 18 straight years.

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