Hear that? Nothing but the occasional sound of a golf ball taking flight across the fairway. For the perfect anniversary date, visit Catalina Island for that particular kind of serenity only an island can provide. Surrounded by a mountain range, this course offers sublime views of Avalon Bay, and you’ll see how golf can actually be romantic. Get hands-on and help your wife fix that splice; she might return the favor by showing you her perfect putting technique. The course itself takes about two hours to play (on a good day), ensuring ample time for exploring the rest of the island before the sun goes down. Bring your own clubs to save on the rental fee, and then use those savings on a romantic waterfront dinner at Steve’s Steakhouse, just a three block walk from the course. There’s just something about being on an island that rekindles that romantic spark — maybe it’s the awareness that whatever distractions or problems await you back on the mainland, they can’t find you here.