Designed by Todd Eckenrode of Origins Golf Design, this nine-hole Rancho Palos Verdes golf course totals approximately 1,239 yards from the back tees, with a par of 27. Perhaps best of all, golfers at The Links can walk and take in the magnificent coastal setting of this Southern California golf resort. The golf course's practice area includes two target greens, three bunkers, and an assortment of lie conditions for putting, chipping, bunker shots, and short pitches. A putting course is set-up on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in the summer months (June 1st – August 31st) to provide a unique and fun challenge for families and friends.
Hole-By-Hole Golf Course Description
- LONG POINT - 123 yds.
The historic name of the land on which your round begins.
- BOOMERANG - 104 yds.
A boomerang-shaped green wraps around a small but strategic bunker.
- CAPTAIN'S BLUFF - 172 yds.
The bold will take dead aim at the Pt. Vicente lighthouse.
- POINT FERMIN - 136 yds.
Your shot will ride a prevailing tailwind down to Pt. Fermin.
- LITTLE BLUE - 115 yds.
A delicate shot framed by a vast blue backdrop of ocean and sky.
- PORTUGUESE BEND - 145 yds.
Like its namesake, the green complex has a lot of movement.
- PUNCHBOWL - 150 yds.
Favor the left side to catch the slope of the partial punchbowl green.
- CATALINA - 173 yds.
Catalina looks reachable with a long-iron on a clear day, but focus on the green.
- WHALE ROAD - 121 yds.
A gallery of mighty grays may add to the drama of the finishing hole.
Todd Eckenrode’s company, Origins Golf Design, specializes in golf course design services for new golf course designs as well as classic restorations, renovations and redesigns. Todd learned the game at Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s revered Pasatiempo Golf Course. He played collegiate golf at the University of Arizona, and U.C. Santa Barbara, followed up with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
Todd continues to play golf competitively, including events such as the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur, and U.S. Public Links (Medalist 1998) Championships. He has designed numerous award-winning golf courses over the years such as “Top 10 New Courses” by Golf Magazine, “Top 100 Modern Courses, and #4 in California – America’s Best State Rankings (Public)” by Golfweek, among others. The Origins’ team’s primary philosophy of preserving and fully integrating the natural features of the land into their designs was showcased extensively here at Terranea.
Address100 Terranea Way,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275