IN THE DOME or IN THE SIMULATOR your golf season never ends, even in the dead of Chicago’s worst winters. The Mistwood Golf Dome also home to McWethy’s Sports Bar is open daily at 7 Am. So you try Toptracer, get lessons or club fittings. See more at or call (630)-739-7600. SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB has all 27 of it’s recently renovated holes on it’s simulators. But plenty of other top names golf courses as well. Chandlers Chophouse has reopened. So learn more about booking a simulator bay by calling (847)-885-9000 or see 401 Roselle Road ______________________________________________________________________


THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, or friend him on Facebook. On the par 3 at Talamore Resort.

THE MISSION is not accomplished.

IN FACT it’s nice to be at the Mission, Mission Inn that is, located in Howey in the Hills in central Florida.

So when you don’t need all the hustle and traffic of Orlando, there is Mission Inn. Just 30 minutes up the road.

Mission Inn has been a great Florida destination for decades. It gets better over time, and has a splash of old time Florida mixed in.

When you hit a pop or soda machine, it’s not $4 a can. Because it’s only $1.50. The rooms are nice and the pool is better. But even more, so is the golf.

Welcome to Mission Inn, Howey in the Hills Florida. Not far from Orlando, but definitely more peaceful.

Mission Inn has two 18 hole courses, the Las Colinas by Gary Koch, and EL Campeo’n built in 1917 by George O’Neil of Chicago.

El Campeo`n has been rated the 13th best golf course in the State of Florida. Because it’s so good. There are plenty of tournaments being played on it.

From a new LPGA-Symetra Tour, to the State of Florida high school golf championship. But currently this week, the PGA Mackenzie Tour is here with the first round of Q-school. You remember Q-School, yes some tour still have one. And it’s exciting watching to see how it all plays out.

From Illinois, Elmhurst’s Jordan Less the winner of the 100th CDGA Amateur, a runner up in the Illinois Amateur, winner of the Blackberry Amateur at Blackberry Oaks is in the field of 106 players. Less is hoping to advance through the first stage, and hopefully make it onto the Canadian PGA Tour (The Mackenzie Tour).

Less has also been the low amateur in both the 2019 and 2020 Illinois Open’s. Golfers on Golf will catch up with him tomorrow after his first round of play.

But tomorrow I’ll see more and learn more about the Mission Inn, that has Chicago ownership in it’s roots. At one point decades ago, it was just a golf course. But the building-up of the property has continued over the years. So if you want to enjoy the Orlando area, without all the big crowds and noise. Mission Inn is the place to be. So in case you were wondering, 82 here today. Calling all Chicago golfers, why aren’t you here yet ?

I have not seen the entire resort yet, but I will have more coming up here over the next few days on this historic golf property. So stay clicked in. Because there is plenty yet to come from the 2021 winter road-special edition. RS

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.