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Santa Lucia Preserve: The Preserve

Carmel, CA Private

4.3

Panelists

167 Reviews

Overview

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 C.C.), 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.

About

Holes 18
Length 7067
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked for 16 years from 2005-'20. Highest ranking: No. 68, 2011-'12.

Second 100 Greatest: No. 103, 2021-'22.

Best in State: Ranked eighth, 2011-'12. Ranked ninth, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 10, 2009-'10. Ranked 11th, 2015-'18. Ranked 12th, 2019-'20. Ranked 14th, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 15, 2001-'07.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.76
Challenge
7.45
Distinctiveness
7.6
Layout Variety
7.48
Fun
7.39
Aesthetics
7.86
Conditioning
7.78

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