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Terranea Resort Announces Director of Golf, Golf Pro

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA. (March 5, 2024) - Expanding its team of golf professionals, Terranea Resort - a luxury, 582-room oceanfront resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula - has named Marc Marini its new director of golf and Andrew Price as head golf professional and group sales coordinator. 

According to Ralph Grippo, president of Terranea Resort, in his new position as director of golf, Marini will oversee all golf operations and programs, including staff supervision and budgeting for The Links at Terranea, the resort's oceanfront nine-hole, par-3 golf course totaling 1,239 yards. 

"We are thrilled to have these two leading golf professionals join our team," Grippo said. "Both have extensive experience within the golfing community and will be invaluable as we focus on raising our golf programs' standards of excellence to even higher levels, while positioning The Links at Terranea as one of Southern California's premier short courses." 

A member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America since 2006, Marini is a PGA Class A professional with more than 20 years of experience in the golf industry and worked at Huntington Beach's SeaCliff Country Club for 18 years, serving as its director of golf - managing all golf operations and staff for this 600-member club - and as golf professional/ tournament director, overseeing over 80 events each year and directing junior golf programs. 

Price has expertise in all facets of golf course operations. In addition to assisting with the management of all golf operations and sales, Price is a skilled instructor who provides both individual and group lessons. He was previously a golf instructor at The Golf Lab Academy in Santa Ana, Calif., and was head golf professional at the Huntington Club in Huntington Beach. Additionally, he worked at SeaCliff Country Club for 12 years as director of instruction and assistant golf professional and was a teaching professional at the NIKE Golf Learning Center. 

Also a licensed mortgage loan officer, Marini studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. where he majored and minored in psychology and philosophy respectively. Price holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University, where he played on the varsity golf team. 

About Terranea Resort 
Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier luxury oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened in 2009 and proudly celebrates more than 13 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort 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 eight dining venues showcasing its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. In addition, the resort's team of expert Experience 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 is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network and 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. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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