The dramatic nine-hole par-three oceanfront golf course, offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. This collection of nine championship-caliber holes, has been aptly described as “masterfully routed and integrated with each other and the natural surroundings.” Its distinctions include being ranked #2 in International Top Ten Par-3 Golf Courses by Golf Magazine, and featured in Departures Magazine as one of 17 of the World’s Best Golf Destinations.
Signs throughout six interpretive areas guide you through the Discovery Trails:
Lady of the Light tells the story of the ghostly presence seen at Point Vicente Lighthouse. It’s So Diatomaceous captures the beauty of microfossils, while Live Forever highlights Terranea’s 14 acres of native plants. Explore the Ocean Floor with a tide pooling encounter or witness the magnificent California gray whale on Search for the Spout.
LOUNGE ~ Pools
Lounge by any of the four luxurious resort pools to decompress from your day. Enjoy views of the Pacific while floating in Vista’s saltwater pool, or take a dip after your a treatment at the exclusive Spa Pool. Families can reserve a cabana and revel all day at the 5,000 square foot Resort Pool featuring a jumping splash pad and Peninsula Plunge Waterslide, as well as daily programming provided by Terranea’s Activity Leaders.
DISCOVER ~ Falconry
Falcons were introduced at Terranea in 2009 in an eco-friendly, non-lethal attempt to rid the resort of seagull scavengers plaguing the area. Today, guests are invited to learn about these majestic birds of prey and see them at work during daily falconry encounters.
DINE ~ Culinary Adventures
MAR’SEL* ~ Chef Bernard Ibarra’s Basque-inspired cuisine and farm-to-table philosophy benefits from flavors he harvests from Mar’sel’s herb garden and the locally-sourced produce from Terranea’s partnership with nearby Catalina View Gardens.
ADDITIONAL DINING AT TERRANEA
NELSON’S* ~ California coastal cuisine paired with an extensive microbrew beer list, all in an amazing clifftop location.
BASHI* ~ A contemporary blend of Asian-inspired cuisine and local flavors in a lively setting.
CATALINA KITCHEN* ~ Southern California cuisine with a Mediterranean flair by Chef David Tarrin.
*Reservations are recommended. Please call (310)265-2800 to confirm hours and availability.
RELAX ~ The Spa at Terranea
The panoramic 50,000 square foot oceanfront spa complex features 25 treatment rooms, in addition to the Earth, Wind, and Fire VIP suites. A fitness and wellness center offers customized wellness sessions, while salon, skin, nail, and massage treatments rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.