A top 100 Tom Fazio championship course in year round sunshine surrounded by untamed natural beauty. Did we mention there’s no tee times?  

Play at the top of your game in a landscape that rises, falls and subtly changes from hole to hole, varying the challenge but never the charm. World-class in its ambition and its scope, eighteen holes have been carefully placed throughout 365 acres to offer a unique combination of physical challenge and California’s dramatic natural environment. Blending all three schools of golf design – penal, heroic and strategic together, the course is a focal point of The Preserve community, with limited golf memberships available to non-residents.

ACCOLADES
Golf Digest - America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, 13 years running
Golf Digest - Best in State, 13 years running
Golfweek - Top 100 Residential Courses in U.S., 12 years running
Golf Magazine - The 25 Best Golf Communities in North America
Travel and Leisure - America’s Top 25 Golf Communities

California Casual Meets the Glory of Nature on a Spellbinding Course

Here, golf is best enjoyed with (wo)man’s best friend as the caddie and a lavish locker room, including a hot tub, sauna, and massage room to relax and ruminate about the day’s round. The Preserve encapsulates all the best golf has to offer and then some.

Hole 1

Par 4, Handicap: 3/5

The round begins as the first hole unfurls below you, your opening tee shot falling against the backdrop of the coastal Santa Lucia Mountains. Welcome to The Preserve.

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Hole 2

Par 3, Handicap: 15/17

The first of the par threes is played from an elevated tee to a boldly contoured green guarded by a severe false front – a harbinger of things to come.

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Hole 3

Par 4, Handicap: 17/13

Be sure to greet the ducks in residence as your trail hike continues beyond the only true water hazard you’ll encounter in your round. It’s beginning to feel like this is your own private golf retreat, shared only by your immediate playing companions and the surrounding wildlife.

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277

Hole 4

Par 5, Handicap: 1/1

This double dogleg par five offers strategy and options in spades, and in the late afternoon regularly features a gallery of a dozen or more deer relaxing on the periphery.

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Hole 5

Par 4, Handicap: 7/3

Snack up at the understated comfort station before ascending this uphill par four, a stark contrast to the downhill nature of the first few holes. Bobcats may often be seen as they prowl the native areas to the left.

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Hole 6

Par 3, Handicap: 13/15

The views on this inland par three offer an inspiring distraction from the task at hand, and a peak to your left reveals the central bowl you’ll be navigating for the middle portion of your round.

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Hole 7

Par 4, Handicap: 11/11

Every great course needs at least one great short par four, and this one is all about options. A play up the left side will demonstrate your savvy as the tee shot ball bounds forward and beyond the menacing fairway bunker – a great example of the dynamic nature of the golf experience here.

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Hole 8

Par 5, Handicap: 9/9

This beautiful par five is set along the base of a ridge upon which the occasional mountain lion may be spotted as she surveys the savannah below. Some attention also paid to the game at hand will provide a great birdie opportunity.

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Hole 9

Par 4, Handicap: 5/7

Turning again toward the majestic mountain backdrop, this par four completes the opening nine holes in the heart of the central valley. A vast open area to the right is a sanctuary for countless fauna frequently on the move.

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Hole 10

Par 9 , Handicap: 12/10

The seventh offered up the first strong short par four, and the tenth adds another flavor as you complete your peninsular walk around the savanna. The large oak framing the left side is reminiscent of the one at the start of your round, and the devilish green is often the scene of tragedy and triumph.

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Hole 11

Par 4, Handicap: 4/4

The redwood grove at the base of the mountain serves both as your target off the tee and a reminder of the light lunch awaiting you after completion of this stunningly picturesque par four.

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Hole 12

Par 4, Handicap: 10/12

As we begin our lengthy return to the clubhouse, pause to enjoy the tranquil sounds of the seasonal steelhead stream to the right. We are in no rush to return home.

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Hole 13

Par 5, Handicap: 8/14

A dramatic carry over the canyon offers an opportunity to be bold, and the double dog-leg par five slowly climbs back uphill as we return to the woodlands. An iconic oak guards the right side nearing the green, and beyond it lies a swath of native grasses where more curious creatures lazily spectate your round.

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Hole 14

Par 3, Handicap: 16/16

This par three is set against a backdrop of two spectacular sycamores and framed by oaks along either side. A choir of birds provide a friendly and frequent greeting.

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Hole 15

Par 4, Handicap: 2/2

This brute of a par four is redeemed by its beauty, with the ghost of a long-fallen oak serving as your target off the tee. We continue to wind our way up the valley to a green set into a natural amphitheater.

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Hole 16

Par 3, Handicap: 18/18

The shortest of the par threes is surrounded by a collection of bunkers wrapping their way around the back and front-left portions of the massive yet deceptive green. The ocean breeze is back and asks for an extra measure of consideration before choosing a club.

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Hole 17

Par 5, Handicap: 14/8

This bunkerless par five is draped over a ridge on one of the highest points of the property, with sweeping vistas to the west revealing the clubhouse and central bowl of The Preserve in the distance. A putting contest from 100 yards is not out of the question for the final approach to this green.

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Hole 18

Par 4, Handicap: 6/6

Concluding this golf hike requires one more bold strike across the canyon stretched out before you. The sight of the welcoming clubhouse promises a post-round beverage, bite to eat, and stories of another unforgettable round we are so fortunate to enjoy.

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Golf at its Greatest

The tangy resonance of ocean breeze and quality of the course might suggest Pebble Beach, Cypress Point or Spyglass Hill but the warmth of the sun, serene open wilderness, surrounding wildlife and lack of tee time distinguishes this course from its coastline neighbors. 

A Devotion to Preserve

There’s nothing like starting your morning with the low angles of the sun splashing over the course with the Santa Lucia Mountains in the background, delaying your tee shot to take in the sight of a family of bobcats, breaking for lunch mid-round amongst a redwood grove, or sharing the fairways with friends and deer in the waning hours of the day. This is what golf feels like on a course that is managed as an integral part of a preserve.  

A Passion for Personalized Service

The golf course is an extension of your home here. Many factors are unpredictable in golf. There’s no guarantee that drives will be true, or putts will drop but the odds are good that when your day begins on the green with a professional staff that delivers unparalleled personalized service, moments will become memories. Margaritas and pulled pork sandwiches at Hole 12’s redwood grove in two hours? No problem, your pleasure is our pleasure. 

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