Golf courses are generally long stretches of grass with a few trees and a sand trap or two to make things interesting. But the oceanview Mendocino Golf Course
has been awarded a top honor: already a Certified Audubon Cooperation Sanctuary Property, the Little River Golf Course was proclaimed the Winner of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award (ELGA) announced by Golf Digest Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Another unusual and interesting State Park awaits you, just turn East on Little River - Airport Road and follow the signs to the Pygmy Forest
. The nutrient-poor, highly acidic clay hardpan soil is relatively inhospitable. As a result, the trees are dwarfed, some mature trees are barely waist-high even though they are hundreds of years old just like the towering redwoods in the middle of the park.