Westchester Golf Course was built in 1965 with 18 holes.
But in 1993, expansion of a nearby roadway gobbled up land that included three of the course's holes.
Since then, golfers have been reduced to playing 15 holes, even replaying holes to complete an 18-hole game.
But on Monday, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved a new lease with Westchester Golf Partners, which will restore the holes using vacant airport-owned land.
The plan still has to be approved by federal officials and the Los Angeles City Council.
City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.