The Links at Terranea, Ranchos Palos Verdes. Todd Eckenrode, 2009.

A nine-hole par 3 course on the bluffs above the namesake resort, just down the road from Trump’s place. None of the holes are on the water but the views are great, the holes are good, and the whole place just gives a relaxed vibe unlike just about anything else I’ve seen. My first round here was on a blustery afternoon and the course was all the challenge you could want, even if the most club I ever hit was a 6-iron (and that into a stiff breeze). The price tag will let you know this isn’t your typical bunter’s course, but I would pay and play again gladly.