Los Angeles 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.

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

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.  He is currently PGA class A at The Links.  He began his PGA Apprenticeship in 2013 and now manages the golf operation as well as the Membership Program.  Stu is also one of our lead instructors with his primary focus being short game.  He also loves teaching the mental side of golf and how to approach the game of golf with confidence and simplicity.  His goal is to make others fall in love with the game of golf the same way his grandfather did for him.

Bobby Barrett, PGA Apprentice
2nd Assistant Golf Professional
Junior Golf and Events Coordinator

Bobby Barrett grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  He participated in three years of varsity golf in high school and made two state championship appearances.  Bobby has over 5 years of experience in the golf industry, and has worked in many different areas of the golf operation before joining Terranea. As the 2nd Assistant Golf Professional Bobby is the Ladies Golf Coordinator as well as one of the Jr Golf and Events Coordinators for The Links.  Bobby’s passion for golf started at a very young age and he carries that same passion into each and every golf class, lesson, and event.  Bobby is currently a PGA Level 2 certified apprentice.

Keith Kimura
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.

David Sorenson
Assistant Golf Professional
Daniel Vojta
Assistant Golf Professional
Sara Heck
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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