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.
MIKE HILL, PGA
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.
STU BLACK, PGA
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.
BOBBY BARRETT, PGA APPRENTICE
2nd Assistant Golf Professional
Junior Golf and Events Coordinator
Bobby Barrett grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire where he attended Londonderry High School. He participated in three years of varsity golf in high school and made two championship appearances. Bobby has over four years of experience in the golf industry, starting as a grounds professional at Maynard Golf Course in Massachusetts at age 16 and was made an assistant professional by 19. He is now an intrigal part of The Links staff and is a PGA Level 2 certified apprentice.
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.
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.
Address100 Terranea Way,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275