The Links at Terranea

4.7393647059 4.7 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1239 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 27 1239 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

66 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for walkers 9-hole rounds locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for 19th hole scenic views  

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"Certainly One of the Best par 3 Courses Anywhere"


btomcich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spectacular views, impeccable conditions, a fun variety of par 3 holes with some wild undulating greens that are in better shape than any of the famous seaside courses in all of California. This is a delightful way to spend an hour and a half when you don't have five hours to play Los Verdes nor $300 to play Trump National.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course





5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I'll be back soon!"


uYGIR9367YG's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and views! I highly recommend taking 90 minutes out of your day to experience this tranquil course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful short course"


madjer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a great location with beautiful views. Challenging, very hilly course but fun too. Has a range finder at every tee box. The fairways and greens are In excellent condition. And on top of that is that the staff are superb. They greet you by name and wish you a good day by name as you depart. They made us feel very welcome. You could tell that the starter loved his job. A hardy thanks to the staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of the best par 3 courses in the country"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Links at Terranea is yet another example of how par 3 courses can be premium experiences. True, most people aren't going to be able hit drivers here, or maybe even fairway woods, but there's enough variety to make this more than worthwhile. Plus, it isn't easy with its extensive bunkering, elevation change and large undulating greens. Throw in ocean views and a good walk, and you've got a recipe for a great golf experience. By the way, replay rates are available if you want an 18-hole experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3"


u755821077's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of the best par 3 courses around. Challenging but fair. Views are incredible. Staff is friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great!"


CliffPierce07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best par 3 course I've seen/played. Great views on almost every hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Emaculant Golf course!"


u1099626512's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course! Good practice for the short game. I love the range finders on each hole! Greens and fairways were very well kept! Championship style course. Very nice staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) in 1H, 20M playing as a single. The weather was clear, windy and in the mid 80's.

Easy & fun course to walk. No motorized carts but a nice walking cart is included as part of your fee. No GPS, but they do have range finders on the tees. The Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional. Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that is usually very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in.

Tremendous views plus a really good course layout make this a very fun par 3 course. However, while not bad, the course is not in as good of condition as usual here. Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind always swirls here.

The tees had good coverage, were level and semi lush but had lots of divot damage. Looks like they have a few tees opened farther back than where the markers are, so they may be looking to stretch out a few holes?

The fairways and rough do not come into play all that much on a par 3 course, but both were in good shape. The rough is thick around the sand traps, other than the native areas and the deep faced traps, that is the main real punitive area to avoid.

The sand traps were well maintained with thick sand that I find to be inconsistent. They are tough to get balls up/down with some of the huge lips and deep rough close to the traps here.

The greens are huge for a short par 3 course, so expect some long lag putts. They putted medium fast and were mostly smooth. More ball marks than average which may be why they were still receptive to nice high approach shots even though they were firm.

The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent as usual here. Recommended = Yes. You should play here at least once for the views and nice layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Maintenance"


zabee's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They were re-sodding the 3rd, 6th and 9th hole tee boxes which was irritating. The greens were pretty slow and people just don't repair their ball marks. I'm glad I didn't pay the regular course rate or I would have been very disappointed. One a good note, they have the best portapotties I've ever seen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"an experience"


u000002528079's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course for the first time on Saturday morning 6/25/16, as part of our anniversary. The staff was most helpful and the course was in very good shape with beautiful ocean views on every hole. Although it is a par 3 course, the sloped greens and the foothill/ocean effect on putts increased the level of difficulty without being too punitive. Scoring a pair of birdies on the final hole was a nice way to end an enjoyable golf outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf: Resort Style"


CalGoBears's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a great experience. KIETH and the club house personnel were very welcoming and attentive. My wife and I scheduled only a morning of golf which truly felt like a weekend get away. I think I will book a golf/spa package next time; it was really difficult leaving such a warm and inviting place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A "must play" par 3 course..."


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx in 1.5H, matched up with Barry & Jordan. The weather was clear & breezy and in the 70's. The tremendous views coupled with good course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind always seems to swirl here.

The tees are lush with good coverage. Most divots had been properly repaired.

The fairways and rough are both in very good shape. The rough is thick around the sand traps, other than the native areas, that is the only real punitive area to avoid.

The traps were well maintained with thick sand that I find to be tough to play out of with some of the huge lips on traps here. there is also a decent amount of small rocks in them.

The greens are large for a course this length. They putt putted medium fast and were mostly smooth. Firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots. Average amount of ball marks considering that shorter irons are being hit into green after green.

The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially the starter Alex. No GPS, but they do have range finders on the tees.Easy & fun course to walk. No motorized carts but a nice walking cart is included as part of your fee. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional.

Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that is usually very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. Recommended = Definitely, even if you are not "in to" par 3 courses, you should play here at least once.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views!"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was around 75, clear & breezy. Played twice as a single in 2 1/2 hours.

Easy & fun course to walk. No motorized carts but a nice walking cart is included as part of your fee. No GPS, but they do have range finders on the tees. Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional.

The tees are fairly lush with good coverage. Most divots had been properly repaired.

The fairways and rough are both in very good shape. The rough is thick around the sand traps, other than the native areas, that is the only real punitive area to avoid.

The traps were nicely maintained with very thick sand that was tough to play out of. A negative is that they also have a decent amount of small rocks.

The large greens are mostly smooth & putted medium fast. Firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots. Average amount of ball marks considering that shorter irons are being hit into green after green.

The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially the starter Alex. The tremendous views coupled with good course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind always seems to swirl here. Recommended = Definitely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was in the high 60's, clear & breezy. Played as a single in slightly more than an hour. Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind seems to always swirl here. Good place to practice my irons. Tremendous views & excellent course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. No motorized carts but a nice walking cart is included as part of your fee. No GPS, but they do have range finders on the tees. Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional. The tees had good coverage and were lusher than my lasy visit here. Most divots had been properly repaired. The fairways and rough are both in very good shape. Rough really thick around the sand traps, other than the native areas, that is the only real punitive area to avoid. The traps were nicely maintained with very thick sand that was tough to play out of. Only negative is that they also have a decent amount of small rocks. The large greens putted medium fast and are mostly smooth. Firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots. Average amount of ball marks considering that shorter irons are being hit into green after green. The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially the starter Alex. Conditions were definitely better than when I played here a month ago. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was 60ish, clear & breezy. Played as a single in 1H, 10M.

The tees had good coverage but had many unrepaired divots on a course where most players are using irons on every hole. A couple tees were moved up, with the back area roped off and almost ready to be played on again.

The fairways and rough are both in good shape. Rough really thick around the sand traps, other than the native areas, that is the only real punitive area to avoid.

The traps were nicely maintained with very thick sand that was tough to play out of.

The large greens unfortunately have many ball marks on the greens. The greens putted medium fast and are mostly smooth "but for" the ball marks. Firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots.

Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind seems to always swirl here. Good place to practice my irons. Tremendous views & excellent course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. No motorized carts but a nice walking cart is included as part of your green fee.

No GPS, but they do have range finders on the tees. Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional.The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially the starter Keith. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Links @ Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was 60ish, clear & breezy. Played as a 3some with Ron & Kyle in 1H, 20M.

The tees were winter thin with many divots. A couple are mowed up, with the back area roped off and almost ready to be played on again. There are many repaired divots, but on a course where most players are using irons on every hole, it's tough to keep them all maintained.

The fairways and rough do not really come into play much since this is a par 3 course, but they were both winter thin with few divots.

The traps were nicely maintained with very thick sand that was tough to play out of. Deep, thick rough surrounds most traps.

The greens complexes are large for a course this length and not surprisingly for a shorter course, there were many ball marks on the greens. The greens putted medium fast and are mostly smooth. Firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots.

Tremendous views & excellent course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind seems to always swirl here. Good place to practice my irons.

The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially Keith the starter. A nice walking cart is included as part of your green fee. Very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was clear & windy in the high 50's. Played as a 5some with Blaine, Charles, Dave & Andrew is 1H, 50M on a busy holiday weekend.

The tees were average to below average. Winter thin with many divots freshly repaired. However, there are so many divots on a course where most players are using irons on every hole, tough to keep them all maintained.

The fairways and rough do not really come into play much since this is a par 3 course, but they were both winter thin with few divots.

The traps were nicely maintained with very thick sand that was tough to play out of. 50/50 chance you will get a fried egg. There are more traps that you would expect on a short, 9 hole par 3 course, which adds visual stimulation, difficulty & character to this layout. Additionally, these are not small traps either, most are huge. You better hope you get IN the trap, because the deepest rough on the course surrounds most traps.

The greens are mostly smooth, putted medium fast, firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots. The greens complexes are large for a course this length and not surprisingly for a shorter course, there were many ball marks on the greens. Not many straight putts on these greens either.

Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind make this course more challenging than the yardage would initially indicate. The holes range from 104 to 173 yards from the back tees. I have used everything from a 5 iron to a Sand Wedge off the tee, and that selection has changed up to 2 clubs on different visits here because of the ocean breeze. Tremendous views & excellent course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course.

The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent, especially Keith the starter. A nice walking cart is included as part of your green fee. Terranea has a very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but is well stocked and very functional.<br/> Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The Links @ Terranea"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Most holes have elevation changes and the prevailing ocean wind make this course more challenging that the yardage would initially indicate. The holes range from 104 to 173 yards from the back tees. I have used everything from a 6 iron to a Sand Wedge off the tee, and that selection has changed up to 2 clubs on different visits here because of the ocean breeze.

Walked the Blacks (1239) using Forelinx. The weather was clear, chilly and windy. Played as a single, went around more than once and averaged around 1H per 9, so POP was great.

The tees were average to below average. Fairly lush with many divots freshly repaired, but there so many divots on a course where most players are using irons on every hole.

The fairways and rough do not really come into play much since this is a par 3 course, but they were both very lush with a few areas uprooted by native animals.

There are more traps that you would expect on a fairly short, 9 hole par 3 course, which adds visual stimulation, difficulty & character to the course. And these are not small traps either, most are huge. Nicely maintained with nice quality light colored sand.

The greens are mostly smooth, putted medium fast, firm but still receptive to well struck iron shots. Very large for a course this length and not surprisingly for a shorter course, there are many ball marks on the greens. Not many straight putts on these greens either.

The Clubhouse/Pro Shop is in a trailer but well stocked and very functional. The Customer Service from everyone encountered was excellent. This is a walk only course, they do not have powered carts. A nice walking cart is included as part of your green fee.

Terranea has a very nice chipping and pitching green in addition to the large practice putting green that has been very reflective of the greens on the course. No driving range, they have nets for you to warm up in. The starter has been exceptional every round I have played here. Tremendous views & excellent course conditions make this a very fun par 3 course. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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