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Florida Historic Golf Trail Features El Campeόn Course at Mission Inn Resort and Club in December


Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the El Campeόn Golf Course at Mission Inn Resort and Club has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of December.

“We are proud that Mission Inn Resort & Club is a partner of the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “The El Campeon course is one of over 50 historic, publicly accessible golf courses featured on the Florida Historic Golf Trail. Today, visitors and residents can enjoy a round of golf at El Campeon, while learning about the sport’s history in Florida.”

Located in the town of Howey-in-the-Hills in Lake County, the 18-hole El Campeόn golf course officially opened in 1917. The 18-hole, par-72 golf course features six tees playing from 4,800 to 7,000 yards, allowing players of varying skill levels to either challenge themselves, or enjoy the course at a more leisurely pace. El Campeόn tests players with elevation changes of more than 85 feet, and rolling fairways and undulating greens. The family-owned, award-winning resort and convention facility sits on beautifully landscaped grounds. In addition to golf, the resort offers a five-star tennis facility, four elegant dining areas, a restored river yacht and a marina on Lake Harris.

“By collaborating with the Department of State’s Florida Historic Golf Trail program, we are establishing a partnership that will enrich the experience for our players,” said Donna Line, resort owner of the Mission Inn Resort and Club. “We are looking forward to the exciting things to come, and proud to be a part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail.”

This year marks the 50th year that the Beucher family has owned and operated Mission Inn Resort & Club and are offering a 50th Anniversary Golf Package to celebrating this special milestone. 


The El Campeόn Golf course at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

For more information about the El Campeòn Course or the Florida Historic Golf Trail program visit Mission Inn Resort & Club, or

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About The Florida Historic Golf Trail

Florida's golf history, recognized as one of the oldest in the nation, dates back to the 1890s when a number of early courses were created along with the development of railroads and hotels in the state. The Florida Historic Golf Trail is a collection of more than 50 historic, publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that can still be played on today.Through the Florida Historic Golf Trail, golfers can play on courses designed by world-class architects and played by famous golfers such as Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  Information about the history and current day contact information for each partner course can be found at  Find the historic course near you and Come Play on History!

About The Division of Historical Resources

The mission of the Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources is to promote Florida’s role in regional, national and international history by identifying, preserving and protecting the historical, archaeological, and folk cultural resources of Florida. Find out more by visiting