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Luxury Oceanfront Terranea Resort Recognized By Distinguished Golf Destinations

Thursday, June 23, 2022
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(June 23, 2022) - Terranea Resort, Southern California's luxury oceanfront hidden gem, announced today that it has been recognized with the prestigious Distinguished Golf Destination Award, as determined by the Annual Distinguished Golf Destinations award program conducted by Boardroom Magazine and in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide.

"This designation is a tremendous honor and reflects the commitment by our associates and stakeholders to ensure Terranea Resort delivers unparalleled service in an environment that is unmatched," said Ralph Grippo, President of Terranea. "We continue to evolve and enhance our luxury resort setting and oceanfront par-3 course for our guests, golf members, enthusiasts, and community."

The Links at Terranea is a dramatic nine-hole, par-3 oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Masterfully routed and beautifully integrated with its natural surroundings, this collection of championship-caliber holes offers a unique environment for both group and individual play. Artful bunkering, unobstructed sightlines and a wide range of classic strategic elements combine to deliver an unparalleled golf experience on the California coast.

"On behalf of Boardroom Magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, we'd like to congratulate Terranea for earning Distinguished Golf Destination status," said John Fornaro, Publisher of Boardroom Magazine & CEO Distinguished Clubs. "Special recognition also goes out to Terranea's leadership team and entire staff for their efforts in providing an exceptional golf experience."

Perched along coastal bluffs in Palos Verdes, with panoramic ocean views and Catalina as a backdrop, the 102-acre oceanfront iconic luxury resort captures the spirit of California with its adventures by ocean and land, expansive lawns, unique wellness offerings, exclusive accommodations, premium dining, and its award-winning championship golf course. The Links also offers an extensive short game practice facility and professional instruction that allows guests to improve their game—at any level. In addition, the Golf House offers accessories, premium rental clubs, walking carts, equipment, and a selection of golf and resort-casual apparel.

"We are extremely proud to be named a Distinguished Golf Destination and recognized among the remarkable collection that comprise this group," said Mike Hill, Director of Golf Operations at Terranea.   "We look forward to sharing our unique golf course, service culture, and naturally-inspired full-service resort with the Distinguished Clubs and Destinations network."  

For more information about Terranea, The Links, and to make reservations, please visit or call (866) 261-5873.

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About Distinguished Golf Destination Award

Developed by industry leaders, Boardroom Magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, the Distinguished Golf Destination award is the most prestigious and valuable designation a resort, semi-private, daily fee or public golf course can achieve. Through the renowned Distinguished Golf Destinations award program, Boardroom Magazine has brought its profound knowledge of the golf industry and its extensive study of Member Experience at private clubs and made it available to resorts, semi-private, daily fee and public courses.

About Terranea Resort

Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened in 2009 and proudly celebrates more than 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; and nine dining venues showcasing its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort's team of expert Adventure Concierge members help guests discover and explore Terranea's rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure's "500 Best Hotels in the World" and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's "Readers' Choice Awards" and "Gold List." The resort also received the "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's "Best U.S. Hotels" list. Terranea is designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. To learn more about Terranea's enhanced standards of care Promise, please visit For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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