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Golf Team

The Links at Terranea Resort is staffed with PGA professionals who are trained and ready to help you be the best golfer you can be. Whether you are looking for one on one lessons or want an opinion on buying a new set of golf clubs, The Links’ staff has the knowledge and experience you can trust.


Director of Golf Operations

Mike Hill has over 8 years of experience in the golf business. Prior to The Links at Terranea, he worked at the SCPGA section office, Mesa Verde Country Club, and Tustin Ranch Golf Club. With over 5,000 lessons taught, Mike draws on his vast experience to help get the most out of your golf game. He believes that The Links at Terranea embodies the spirit of the game. Many times he has seen three generations tee up together on The Links and it reminds him of learning the game with his own dad and grandfather and the excitement that golf gave him. That passion and zeal for golf is something that drew Mike to the golf business and is something he looks forward to carrying on with you and your family. As a golf instructor at The Links, he believes in helping you find or amplify your appetite for the game while keeping it fun. Mike’s focus is to help guests discover their own natural swing as well as working on client’s short game and putting to help them reach their goals.


PGA Head Golf Professional
Golf Operations Manager

Stu Black is a native of Rancho Palos Verdes, California and currently lives in Redondo Beach. Stu was an avid golfer before deciding to make his passion for the game into a career in the golf industry as a PGA class A at The Links. He began his PGA Apprenticeship in 2013 and is one of the leaders of the junior golf program. Stu also offers private golf instruction with a growing clientele and manages the Membership Program at Terranea.


1st Assistant Golf Professional
Group Golf Manager

A native of New Hampshire, Bobby Barrett has over 6 years of experience in the golf industry, and has worked in many different areas of the golf business before joining Terranea in 2013. As the 1st Assistant Golf Professional Bobby is an assistant manager of the department with an emphasis on tournament operations. Bobby’s passion for golf started at a very young age and he carries that same passion with him today. Bobby is currently a Level 2 apprentice with the PGA and is working towards completion of his credential in 2018.


Assistant Golf Professional
Golf Operations Assistant

Keith followed his love for golf and decided to make it his second career. His outstanding customer service skills earned him an invitation to bring that same caring spirit and passion into a teaching career as an Asst. Instructor for the Junior Golf Academy at Dominguez Hills Golf Course and The Long Beach Golf and Learning Center. Here, at the Links at Terranea, he continues to share that spirit and passion as a Beginning Level Instructor and Assistant Instructor for Junior Academy. Keith also assists in managing the golf operations to ensure the highest quality of service for every guest experience.


Assistant Golf Professional

David honed his sales, leadership, and customer service skills as a retail manager for almost 10 years. Recognizing the trend toward online shopping David felt he needed a career change. With the support of his wife and family, David enrolled as a full-time student at The Golf Academy of America in Carlsbad. He earned his AA degree in Golf Complex Operations Management, graduating as his class valedictorian in August 2015. In his roles as Golf Retail Coordinator and Assistant Golf Professional at Terranea, David takes pride in keeping the Golf House stocked and well maintained. He also enjoys teaching young golfers in ‘The Links’ junior programs.


Assistant Golf Professional


Leisure Experience Coordinator
Buyer Golf and Group Retail

Sara Heck grew up in Arizona and moved to California in 2008 where she attended California State University Long Beach. She graduated in 2011 with a BA in both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. After spending a few years in the design industry working for different junior apparel companies she made the switch to buying and merchandising. In early 2014 Sara accepted a full time position merchandising and assistant buying for Terranea’s golf shop at The Links. She had previously worked at Terranea on and off since college and was thrilled to become a full time member of the Terranea family.




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