The Preserve Golf Club

The Santa Lucia Preserve, 19 Pronghorn Run Rd,

Carmel, California

  • Office

    +1 (831) 620 6700
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 626 8282

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open rolling countryside.

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum

SSS or slope






How to get there:

12 miles SE of Carmel-By-The-Sea

The Preserve Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2000

The Preserve Golf Club: the Santa Lucia Mountains, and a 20,000-acre private nature preserve, provide a dramatic canvas for The Preserve. Tom Fazio's sublime layout effortlessly meanders through stands of ancient oaks, beautiful rolling meadows, ponds and streams.

Blending with the wonderfully natural landscape, the course enhances, rather than dominates the splendid vistas. The layout is rated as one of California's finest, and is included in Golf Digest's listing of America's greatest courses.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Monterey / Carmel


Who can play and when?

Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Preserve is laid out in the folding terrain of the Santa Lucia mountain range, which stretches south from Monterey, and lies between the Salinas River and The Pacific Ocean.

The rich history of The Preserve dates back to the indigenous people of the Rumsen Ohlone Tribe. More recent times saw Spanish conquerors, wealthy ranchers, and finally the establishment of the Santa Lucia Preserve community.

Published ranking

California's 14th best course in California (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 103rd best course (Golf Digest, 2023).

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