Media Highlights

The Preserve is frequently featured in media, from magazine spreads featuring stunning weddings to stories on award winning and eco-friendly architecture, ranch lifestyle and epic golf. Below is a selection of stories highlighting the Santa Lucia Preserve. Please complete the form below if you’re interested in featuring The Preserve in a news story or filming and photographing on property.

Martha Stewart Weddings

An Ethereal Wedding in the Woods of California

The spot BreeLayne Ring and James Hunter Carter chose for their vows, within a 20,000-acre preserve in the hills of Carmel, is called a fairy ring: a natural circle of towering ancient redwoods that all sprang from the same parent. "We both had always wanted to get married in the woods, and we're pretty spiritual and connected to our environment," says BreeLayne. "It ended up being so magical, like we were on another planet."


Modern Luxury Interiors California

The Call of Nature

For every homeowner who longs to integrate architecture and landscape, there is a neighbor just as eager to pave over the earth to erect an eyesore. Not at Santa Lucia Preserve, a private community just minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur. The philosophy here would make Frank Lloyd Wright proud.


Wedding of the Day

For their wedding, Allie and Rob looked to another special place on the Cali coast: the Santa Lucia Preserve, where Allie's family has a home. “We love that it's a place we’ll be able to go back to forever,” she says. From the beach to the forest, this elegant summer wedding made the most of California's natural beauty.  


Top 100 US Golf Courses 2019-20

Located a few miles inland from the glorious fivesome of 100 Greatest courses on California’s Monterey Peninsula (Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass Hill and the two courses at Monterey Peninsula Country Club), The Preserve is dramatically different, the only golf course contained within a 20,000-acre parcel of gentle hills and mammoth oaks. Fazio moved almost no earth here, so perfect was the routing established by Poellot and Tatum. The greens are subtle, the bunkering low key, the atmosphere one of absolute tranquility. 


2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 200 Residential Golf Courses

The Santa Lucia Preserve, ranked 39th on Golfweek's 2019 Ultimate Guide to top residential golf course list in the United States. Each course is listed with its location, architect(s), opening year and an average ranking from all of the raters who reviewed it.

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