Santa Lucia Preserve

Carmel, California

Preserve Property Listings

Nestled in the Santa Lucia Hills on the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel California, is The Santa Lucia Preserve. Welcoming a variety of lifestyles and ages, The Santa Lucia Preserve is the only private community to have just 300 homesites situated within 20,000 acres of permanently and privately protected natural California wildlands approximately the size of Manhattan.

The Santa Lucia Preserve’s private, invitation-only Ranch Club centers around the heart of the property, an original 1920s Spanish Colonial Hacienda. Facilities include an expansive Equestrian Center, three pools, water slide, hot tub, tennis and bocce courts, horseshoe pits, batting cage, bikes, Sports Center offering a wide variety of fitness classes, and 100 miles of trails for biking, horseback riding or hiking. The Santa Lucia Preserve’s engaged and active community is enhanced by a nationally ranked top 100 golf course, The Preserve Golf Club (according to Golf Digest), and multiple private dining venues. The Preserve life is filled with community and family-building cultural events and traditions.

The Santa Lucia Preserve is also the only community with a perpetually endowed 18,000 acres nature conservancy encompassing one of the most biodiverse and threatened areas in the world. The Preserve supports a rich mosaic of coastal habitats that are globally recognized as a great biodiversity “hotspot” – one of only six found in the United States. Every day, the Santa Lucia Conservancy is actively protecting the land by ensuring healthy ecosystems, studying the wildlife and habitats and connecting people to nature through a variety of educational programs for children and adults. The Conservancy is a non-profit land trust with a Board of Governors representing scientists, conservation experts and Preserve landowners. Its grasslands restoration program uses cutting-edge techniques to manage livestock in a manner that supports native grassland ecosystems and to reduce the risk of damaging wildfires.


Santa Lucia Preserve Homes/Development:

Embracing the values of conservation, community and culture, The Preserve’s development footprint comprises just 2,000 acres, including homes, homesites, golf course, clubs, 100 miles of trails and operations and more. Homes custom-designed and built by owners feature unique and often award-winning architecture in a wide variety of home styles built to fit into the landscape. Currently, home prices are between $4-14 million. Green design and sustainable building are highly encouraged.

The Preserve Land Company:

The best way to get to know Santa Lucia Preserve is to experience the community and club firsthand. The Preserve Land Company is available onsite seven days a week to help prospective buyers and agents alike. The Preserve Land Company team have an understanding and collective knowledge about The Santa Lucia Preserve properties, the land and social environment having represented the Santa Lucia Preserve properties since 1998.

The Preserve Land Company invite you to schedule a visit by calling (831) 620-6762 or by emailing them.

The Santa Lucia Preserve The Santa Lucia Preserve Hacienda

The Preserve Ranch Club:

Hacienda: Set on a sprawling landscape, the 1920s Spanish Colonial Hacienda is the heart of The Preserve. The Hacienda sits on land that was once a working ranch. This social center offers nightly dining, which highlights the brilliance of The Preserve’s culinary team. The Hacienda holds weekly socials and holiday events featuring entertainment, guest speakers and special menus.

Dining: The Ranch Club offers two private dining venues, the Hacienda and Polo Pools, featuring regional wines paired with the local and organic cuisine of Executive Chef Jerry Regester. In the Hacienda, outdoor dining is available in a picturesque courtyard with a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace.

Rooms at Hacienda: The Hacienda’s guest rooms are the perfect mix of historic rancho hospitality blended with today’s top amenities. There are nine rooms available for Ranch Club members and guests, with limited availability for Preserve Golf Club members and guests.

The Grays’ Ranch House: The Grays’ Ranch House, available to members, has seven guest rooms and a private courtyard. This space is perfect for family reunions and group gatherings.

Hacienda Pool: The Hacienda pool offers an additional retreat. The pool is heated May through September and open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for members and guests, 16 years and older.

Equestrian Center: Managed by an expert team of wranglers, The Preserve’s multi-discipline Equestrian Center boasts a friendly environment open to member riders and guests. The center’s top-flight instruction and gentle trail horses are suited to all skill levels. The Equestrian Center offers three center-aisle barns with 30 owner stalls, a 150’ x 260’ main arena, a regulation dressage arena, a training round pen, an exercise track and a dozen irrigated pastures for daily turnout. Full board is offered with daily care, exercise and 24-hour attention. Riders can enjoy over 100 miles of trails of The Preserve’s most remote scenic corners.

Sports Center: The Preserve’s Sports Center offers a variety of outdoor fitness and recreational activities, including swimming pools, water slide, hot tub, croquet court, two hard tennis courts, two har-tru clay tennis courts, full-sized bocce ball court, horseshoe pit, and an enclosed batting cage. The Sports Center also has a fully equipped workout room and a movement studio for private use and for a variety of fitness classes.

Hiking and Biking: The Preserve has over 100 miles of 44 distinct, maintained trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Most trailheads have parking and some are restricted to pedestrians and/or equestrians only. Hiking trails include William’s Canyon, Vasquez Trail, Long Ridge Trail, Stevenson Trail, Trapper’s Loop Trail, and Redwood Ridge Loop.

Moore’s Lake: The Preserve’s private 18-acre lake offers members and guests outdoor activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, stand-up paddle boarding, and fishing. Camping and S’more cookouts are also favorites.

For more information about a Preserve Ranch Club membership, please email or call (831) 620-6700.

The Preserve Golf Club:

Golf Course: Designed by Tom Fazio, The Preserve’s 365-acre golf course is consistently named in Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Golf Courses.” The course layout resembles that of a trail walk, reflecting many aspects of The Santa Lucia Preserve’s beautiful natural landscape and breathtaking views.

Clubhouse: Designed by renowned architects Hart Howerton, the Clubhouse offers shopping, dining and services. Golfers can relax in the Library/Great Room, grab a bite at the Mixed Grill, savor the views from multiple patios or shop for a new set of clubs at the Pro Shop. Massages, steam rooms and hot tubs are available in the luxurious clubhouse locker rooms.

Preserve Golf Club Membership: Preserve Golf Club membership provides full access to all Preserve Golf Club facilities including the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, driving range, and putting greens. The understated elegant Clubhouse serves lunch daily. Membership in The Santa Lucia Preserve Golf Club allows access to participate and attend all Preserve Golf Club events, which are featured throughout the year. The Preserve’s private Golf Club is limited to 300 equity members.

Preserve National Golf Club Membership: The National Golf Club membership provides full golf privileges at The Santa Lucia Preserve Golf Club, including access to all facilities and amenities, as well as unlimited rounds of golf and opportunities to participate in all golf club events. National membership also provides limited access to the Ranch Club’s Hacienda facility for overnight accommodations, dining and Hacienda pool use.

For more information about Santa Lucia Preserve Golf Club memberships, please email or call (831) 620-6700.


The Santa Lucia Preserve makes for an unforgettable wedding venue with its stunning backdrop. Wedding and corporate retreat venues include the Old Barn, The Grays’ Ranch House Lawn, The Grays’ Ranch House Patio, Golf Clubhouse, Redwood Grove, and Moore’s Lake.

As The Preserve is a private community, hosted events are for members of The Santa Lucia Preserve Ranch and Golf Clubs.

For more information about weddings and corporate retreats at The Preserve, please email or call (831) 620-6700.





*All information on this webpage is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. It is provided subject to error, changes and availability.




 Best Known For:
Embracing the values of Conservation, Community and Culture
Appreciation for Natural Beauty & Conservation
Commitment to Land Use that is compatible with the Environment
Respect for the Community and the concept of “One Preserve”
Inclusiveness & Welcoming for a diversity of Lifestyles
Family-Building Cultural Events
The Preserve Ranch and Golf Club
Outstanding Dining Options. Unforgettable Wedding Venue
Green Design and Sustainable Building
Unique and Award-Winning Architecture
Luxury Estate Homes


Proudly Recognized As:
The only private community to have just 300 homesites
situated within 20000 acres of permanently & privately 

protected natural California wildlands

The only community with a perpetually endowed 18,000 acres
nature conservancy encompassing one of the most biodiverse
and threatened areas in the world.

A great biodiversity “hotspot” – one of only six found in the US

Consistently named in Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Golf Courses”


Hacienda Social Center
The Grays’ Ranch House & Hacienda Guest Rooms
18 Hole Tom Fazio designed Golf Course & Clubhouse
4 Tennis Courts
3 Private Dining Venues
Equestrian Center
Sports Center
Swimming Pools
Private 18-acre Lake
44 Distinct, Biking & Hiking Trails covering over 100 Miles
Croquet Court, Bocce Court & More

Santa Lucia Preserve
One Rancho San Carlos Road
Carmel, California 93923


Kristine McAulay
Preserve Homes and Land

Phone: +1 (831) 620-6762

Email: Click Here

Real Estate:

Luxury Estate Homes
300 Total Homesites
Home Prices $3.8 Million – $14 million

Preserve Property Listings


Ranch Club Membership
Available by invitation-only and only with the purchase of a Preserve home, homesite or a Preserve Golf Club membership

Preserve Golf Club Membership
The Preserve’s private Golf Club is limited to 300 equity members

Preserve National Membership
Ten National Memberships are available to those who do not own or lease property in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties

Preserve Sunshine Membership
Ten Sunshine Memberships are available to those who own, rent or lease real property in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties