Orlando Resort at a Glance: Orlando's Mission Inn Resort

By Shane Sharp, Contributor

The Resort

Family owned resort that sports the feel of a world-class facility. Spanish style architecture, winding walkways, fountains and lush courtyards truly convey the tropical feeling of central Florida. The Mission Inn is quintessential Florida, and it has the onsite golf and amenities to put it over the top.

Golf

All you want - Mission Inn is home to two award winning 18-hole facilities. El Campeon, built in 1928, is one of the South's oldest and most respected golf courses. The venerable track was designed by Scot Charles Clark of Troon, and features an uncanny 85-feet of elevation changes. Las Colinas Golf Course, nominated as Golf Digest's 1992 "Best New Resort Course" and a recipient of Golf for Women's "Top FairWays" recognition, is no slouch either. The signature hole on Las Colinas is the 493-yard, par 5 12th hole - dubbed "Alligator Alley" because of its tree-lined feel.

Amenities

A veritable panacea of recreation: golf, tennis, volleyball, jogging and biking trails, a children's playground, and on-site specialty shops. No resort is complete without a first class watering hole, and Mission Inn does not disappoint. Sip your favorite cocktail at the Inn's poolside bar while you discuss your golf round or tennis match.

You've Gotta Be Kidding Me . . .

As if there is not enough to do on-site at Mission, the resort has a nautical center, Marina del Rey, located on Lake Harris - one of Florida's largest lakes. The nautical center fishing and sight seeing trips, as well as cruises aboard the exquisitely restored 1930s river yacht, La Reina.

The Deal

Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort
10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills (Orlando), Florida 34737
Reservations (800) 874-9053
Phone (352) 324-3101
Group Sales (800) 523-2289
E-Mail: reservations@missioninnresort.com

Shane SharpShane Sharp, Contributor

Shane Sharp is vice president of Buffalo Communications, a golf and lifestyle media agency. He was a writer, senior writer and managing editor of TravelGolf.com from 1997 to 2003.


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