Hiding away about an hour from Pebble Beach isn’t subtle enough for the folks behind the private resort community of Santa Lucia Preserve. So, the joint tucks itself a few miles deeper into the magical hills of Carmel where only the most affluent lovers of golf, horses, hiking and ecology may reside.
Once through the well-guarded security gate, explorers of the Santa Lucia Preserve can take advantage of a private, Tom Fazio-designed golf course exclusive to residents and those international players who buy into of the Preserve’s membership levels. Those non-resident buy-ins start at $60,000 and run to $160,000, with yearly dues spreading from $16,400 to $8,200. The various options include the opportunity to pass the membership on to family members and descendants.
The element that separates Santa Lucia Preserve from other private resort communities is its expressed dedication to environmental and ecological standards of conservancy and sustainable living. santaluciapreserve.com