HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (PRWEB) September 29, 2015
Golfers have just been given one more reason to visit Mission Inn Resort & Club, the historic hostelry located in the rolling hills of Florida’s citrus country 35 minutes northwest of Orlando. Besides having two of Florida’s finest courses on property—the iconic El Campeón and Las Colinas—Mission Inn’s new “Triple Play Package” adds a third layout, nearby Bella Collina Golf Course, a Nick Faldo design, to the lineup.
Available year-round, the “Triple Play” experience at Central Florida’s historic golf retreat includes:
- Choice of deluxe accommodations (three-night minimum stay is required)
- Daily breakfast buffet in La Hacienda restaurant
- 18 holes of golf at each course (one round per day)
- Shared golf cart and full access to the golf facilities
- Club cleaning, storage and bag tag
The three courses present a wide variety of challenge and scenery. The must-play El Campeón (The Champion) is one of the oldest 18-hole courses in the South, having opened in 1917. An original member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, El Campeón’s classic design accentuates elevation changes that are unique to the region.
Las Colinas (The Hills), which opened in 1992, lives up to its name with wide fairways rolling over gentle rises. Its large, undulating greens are surrounded by tropical vegetation, and incorporate large water hazards on many holes.
Bella Collina, a short drive from Mission Inn Resort, features open fairways and sweeping dunes, overlooking the vineyards of Central Florida, as well as Lake Apopka and Lake Siena. From its longest tees, Nick Faldo’s luxury golf course design measures more than 7,500 yards. Using the Highlands rolling terrain as his inspiration, Faldo has created a traditional valley-style course unique to Central Florida, with open fairways and sweeping dunes. The design takes advantage of the long sweeps of the hillside and forest where parts of two holes are now located. At the heart of this is an extraordinary 75,000-plus-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse. The Grand Bella Collina Clubhouse, is a testament to the Club’s dedication to quality. Guests must provide their own transportation for the 20-minute drive from Mission Inn.
Aside from golf, Mission Inn Resort offers numerous activities for guests including hiking and biking trails, eight tennis courts, fishing on nearby Lake Harris, and trap and skeet at the El Cazador Range. There’s also swimming, a fitness center, and the Spa Marbella.
Built in classic Spanish Colonial style, the resort’s main buildings feature176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites, and villas, as well as three restaurants and two lounges. Mission Inn is also a favorite destination for weddings, a home base for wine tours of local vineyards and wineries, and the home of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.
Rates for the “Triple Play Package” begin at $166 per person, per night (based on double occupancy and a three night stay), and are subject to change in January 2016.
For additional information about Mission Inn Resort, or to book the “Triple Play Package,” call 800/874-9053 or 352/324-3101, or visit http://www.missioninnresort.com, and click on golf.
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About Mission Inn Resort & Club: Mission Inn is a four season resort located in the rolling hills of Central Florida’s Lake County in the town of Howey-in-the-Hills, 35 minutes northwest of Orlando, celebrating its 50th year of family ownership and management. The destination resort features classic Spanish Colonial architecture, 176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites and villas, two championship golf courses, three restaurants, two lounges and poolside bar. Recreational amenities include eight tennis courts, trap and skeet shooting range, jogging and bicycling trails, volleyball courts, outdoor pool and hydro-spa, fitness center, nautical center with 52-slip marina, fishing, and powerboat and go eco-touring. The 6,200-square-foot Spa Marbella provides an extensive menu of treatments and services. More than 30,000 square feet of well-appointed indoor and outdoor event space is available for meetings, banquets, holiday parties, weddings and special occasions. For more information, guests may call 800.874.9053 or visit the resort’s website at http://www.missioninnresort.com.