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Photoshoot Destinations | Santa Lucia Preserve

Photoshoot Destinations | Santa Lucia Preserve

Our TRENDYGOLF photoshoots provide us an opportunity to capture our variety of product offerings in some of the most beautiful and iconic properties in the world.  We were fortunate to host our Spring/Summer ‘21 at Carmel’s Santa Lucia Preserve.  Explore some of our favorite looks from the shoot below and read more information on one of Carmel’s hidden jewels.

The Santa Lucia Preserve is a community dedicated to appreciating and respecting the natural beauty of The Preserve and its geographical, historical, and cultural setting. The comfortable ranch community includes just under 300 families, the non-profit Santa Lucia Conservancy and a team of multi-talented staff. The Preserve embodies the intersection of nature and nurture with an innovative community design and subscribes to a Mission, Vision and Values that ensure the long-term protection of the unique natural and scenic resources to assure the beauty and vitality of the land. Located minutes from downtown Carmel, this is where wilderness, community and culture converge, creating an idyllic place suited for ranch living with ocean views.

Permanent conservation agreements held by the Santa Lucia Conservancy ensure that that open space, termed “Wildlands” and “Openlands,” remain protected in partnership with homeowners. In total, just 10% of The Preserve’s land will ever be developed, which includes homes, roads, Golf and Ranch Clubs as well as additional amenities. Treading lightly on the land is the guiding ethos of The Preserve. When the time comes to design homes, the Design Review team helps to guide that journey and make visions a reality, while ensuring that the connection to the land and the ecological health and beauty of The Preserve is protected.


It's always hiking season on The Preserve with nearly 100 miles of trails to explore, winding through multiple microclimates of rich coastal Californian landscapes. The member-owned community is situated on a 20,000 acre preserve with two private clubs featuring equestrian, golf, and outdoor recreational activities, offering ample opportunities for members to play year-round.


Located at the heart of The Preserve through an oak-lined tree tunnel, the Ranch Club features a Spanish Colonial-style Hacienda, the social center of the community. The Hacienda offers fresh farm-to-table cuisine sourced from an organic onsite garden, and overnight accommodations for guests. A state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools, Equestrian Center and an 18-acre recreational lake, complete with luxurious glamping sites, are just a few of The Preserve’s wildly comfortable lifestyle enhancements.

The Preserve Golf Club features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course spanning 365 acres, ranked in the top 100 nationally, and blends effortlessly into its stunning surroundings. The course is frequently described as a “dream course” where “every hole rolls naturally and beautifully with the contour of the land.” The design and execution of the golf course is indicative of the homage paid to the land, like everything else that exists at the Santa Lucia Preserve.