Mission Inn Resort & Club has been named one of four 2018 Qualifying Tournament sites for PGA Tour Latinoamerica membership. The 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.
From January 9-12, 2018, players will compete on Mission Inn Resort’s historic El Campeón golf course with membership awarded to the top-35 finishers and those tied for 35th at the end of the four qualifying rounds. The medalist will be exempt for the entire 2018 season and not subject to the reshuffle, where players are ranked during the season based on individual performances.
The next 10 finishers will receive exempt status for the first half of the 2018 season. They will be subject to the reshuffle for the second half of the season. The remaining 24 players and anyone tied for the last qualifying position will receive conditional status and will be eligible for the reshuffle.
Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeón (“The Champion”) is one of the oldest courses in the South, with the classic design elements to prove it and sharp elevation changes that are unusual for central Florida. El Campeón plays over 7,000 yards from the tips. The course is on the Florida Historic Golf Trail.
“We are excited to be among the qualifying tournament sites,” said Bud Beucher, general manager of Mission Inn Resort. “These players will be among the top-tier golfers in the world and we expect that the challenge of our courses will identify those who may later go on to big years on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.”