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WELCOME “ OUR COMMUNITY CELEBRATES, IMMERSES ITSELF IN AND CONNECTS THROUGH THE PRESERVE OUR NATURAL GATHERING PLACE.”
ave you ever been frustrated by another person’s genuine incredulity when you try to convey your excitement about a place? Those of us who are familiar with The Preserve are also familiar with this frustration. The problem, of course,
is that the English language is just too pedestrian when it comes to describing places like The Preserve. Then again, we might just be a bit too exuberant and biased when it comes to our 20,000-acre community. The antidote is commonly found in simply having the skeptic or uninitiated experience The Preserve firsthand. Our frustration then quickly shifts to joy as we watch others behold The Preserve for the first time. Fortunately, that joy keeps growing the more time we all spend at The Preserve. The Preserve magazine is designed to expose you to a community that has dedicated itself to protecting some of the most beautiful and biologically diverse land in our country, which shares a value system that is welcoming and respectful, and that has a wonderful place for family and friends to gather and have fun. We hope it entices you to visit and experience The Preserve for yourself. Only then will you truly appreciate why it is our favorite natural gathering place.
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CONTENTS S A N T A
L U C I A
P R E S E R V E
M A G A Z I N E
p.21 conservation 7
Conservation Grazing: Reclaiming Californiaâ€™s Native Grasslands 11 Stewards of Land and Water 15 Now Growing at The Preserve: The Hacienda Garden 19 Where the Wildlife Wander
community 21 A Modern Legacy Begins 25 Supporting Our Family Through the Preserve Community Foundation
27 Favorite Preserve Memories 31 Q&A with Executive Chef Jerry Regester
culture 35 All That Jazz at the Hacienda 39 A Top 100 Golf Experience: The Preserve Golf Club 43 A Wild Mushroom Hunt and Lunch 47 New Preserve Events & Activities
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C O N S E RV Reclaiming California’s Native Grasslands
he Santa Lucia Preserve lies at the heart of one of the most splendid and biodiverse regions of the world. California’s Central Coast offers a kaleidoscope of colors – the deep greens and russets of the redwood forest,
aquamarines and misty grays of the sea, the soft sage of the chaparral, and the vibrant blues of streams and ponds. But perhaps the most beckoning of all to wildlife and people alike is the ever-changing yet always enchanting hues of our rare coastal prairies. Emerald in winter, flower-studded in spring and a brilliant gold in the summer, our native grasslands are home to an amazing diversity of life. They are also one of the most imperiled habitat types on Earth. Easily converted to a range of human uses and dependent on low-intensity grass fires and other natural disturbance, this essential part of California’s rich natural history is rapidly disappearing.
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AT I O N GRAZING “OVER 1,000 ACRES OF RARE NATIVE GRASSLANDS ARE IN THE CARE OF THE SANTA LUCIA CONSERVANCY.”
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Within the protected lands of The Preserve, over 1,000
cows as a force of ecological good is a very new idea,
acres of rare native grasslands are in the care of the
but the techniques we are adapting date back over 150
Santa Lucia Conservancy. Golden eagle and prairie
years, to the days when small numbers of cowboys drove
falcons, California poppies and Mariposa lilies, and
great herds of cattle across wild unfenced country from
a host of less known but ecologically valuable critters
Kansas to California.
like California tiger salamanders and native pollinators thrive alongside our more common (and beloved)
Today, the Conservancy is working with Leslie Dorrance
friends like bobcats, foxes and black-tailed deer.
and her family, 4th generation ranchers, who love the land and share our goals of protecting it for people and
The Conservancy has recently completed a rigorous
nature. Together we are pioneering a grazing system
scientific assessment of habitat restoration priorities,
focused on restoring grassland vitality by using portable
ranking these vanishing grasslands as our top
electric fences to focus grazing in areas that benefit both
conservation priority. Our plan is ambitious and
livestock and native plants. Dorrance and her cattle
cutting-edge: to replace the lost natural processes
move gracefully across the landscape, leaving it healthy
of wildfire and native grazers like Tule elk with an
and wild in their wake.
innovative â€˜Conservation Grazingâ€™ program using carefully managed livestock. After a hiatus of over 15
The Conservancyâ€™s science team and advisors are
years, the return of these icons of our western heritage
working alongside Dorrance to plan out the process
represents an exciting blend of old and new. Using
and monitor the results. The early responses are very
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exciting. After nearly a decade of being unable to find California tiger salamanders at one of their historic breeding ponds on Peñon Peak, this past spring the salamanders returned, with a bumper crop of new ‘tadpoles.’ Two years of careful grazing management around the pond has reduced dead thatch and improved grassland habitat the salamander needs to survive.
“CATTLE MOVE GRACEFULLY ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE, LEAVING IT HEALTHY AND WILD IN THEIR WAKE.”
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Stewards of Land and Water
alifornia is entering the fourth year of a drought that has impacted the supply of its most precious resource – water. And the Santa Lucia Preserve is no exception. However, this self-sustaining community has proactively developed strategic
conservation plans that have made it a leader in the region. Unlike other communities on the Monterey Peninsula, The Preserve is entirely self-sufficient with its water supply. “We are fortunate, especially given today’s climate, to own and operate our water system,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelly. Management of the system incorporates both short and long-term strategies to preserve and protect the water supply for future generations.
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According to Forrest Arthur,
water is provided by approximately
75 wells drilled at various sites on
The Preserve. To manage landscape
water usage, xeriscape principles
always in some sort of drought
(techniques that in aggregate reduce
situation. On The Preserve, we
the demand for water) are applied in
can’t make it rain, but we can
the landscape design and approval
process and monitored following
plan for our future needs.”
construction. Ultra low flow toilets,
shower heads and faucets are The strategic planning involves
required for all new construction.
a collaborative effort under the
Tiered water rates encourage users
guidance and stewardship of the
to be diligent about their water use.
However, Arthur stated that water
Conservancy is a non-profit, tax
supply strategies are in place and
confidence is high for the long-term
established to ensure that 90
needs of a growing community.
percent of the Santa Lucia Preserve, including its most environmentally
As part of the design of The
sensitive areas, remains natural
Preserve golf course, extensive
and is never subdivided. The
water conservation practices are
Conservancy protects and manages
being implemented. Five storage
18,000 acres of The Preserve’s
ponds with a capacity of 40 million
original 20,000-acre ranchero for
gallons capture rainfall and ground
recreation, grazing, environmental
research, and wildlife habitat. The
throughout the year. These ponds
remaining 2,000 acres of The
are the primary source of water
Preserve is devoted to residences,
for irrigation of the golf course.
recreation and community services.
As drought conditions persisted
Arthur explained that there are
last year, The Preserve community
three major categories of water
users at The Preserve: residences,
conservation measures. As a whole,
facilities and the golf course.
water usage decreased by 40 million
From the beginning, mandatory
gallons compared to the prior year.
The golf course was responsible for
and best management practices
approximately 75 percent of these
were established and have been
reductions while the residences and
adhered to, enabling The Preserve
facilities contributed the remaining
to make positive headway within
25 percent. Key to the reduction in
its sustainability objectives.
water use was eliminating irrigation
For residential and facility users,
in approximately 20 of the 70 acres
“ON THE PRESERVE, WE CAN’T MAKE IT RAIN, BUT WE CAN STAY FOCUSED AND STRATEGICALLY PLAN FOR OUR FUTURE NEEDS.”
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normally watered on the course. “It was the right thing
“Since last August, we’ve introduced some test plots with
to do for the environment and the community, and the
different types of Bermuda, and they’ve performed very
membership was made aware of the critical nature of this
well,” Isom reported. “We’re still evaluating the different
requirement due to the severity of the drought,” said
varieties to determine their growing characteristics and
Arthur. “Water usage on the golf course was reduced by
dormancy patterns to see how they handle our cooler
approximately 40 percent.” Other actions that were taken
weather. We’ve been told we could reduce water use by 30
include maximizing existing retention and storage areas
percent by converting, but in fact, we could get up to a
on the golf course, and building systems to catch rainwater
40-50 percent reduction without lowering our agronomic
runoff from parking areas, Golf Clubhouse gutters and
standards and have seen anywhere from a 30-60 percent
rooftops, and employee housing units.
water savings in our trials while still maintaining highquality turf,” Isom said. Surfaced in Bermuda grass, he
Although the drought is not over, the region experienced
said the course will play “much better in the hot summer
significant amounts of precipitation in December of 2014;
months,” a time when the cool season grass consumes a
in that month alone, rainfall exceeded levels experienced
great deal of water. All of these measures taken together
during the entire rain season of 2013-2014. At press time,
will enhance The Preserve’s ability to weather chronic
the community’s storage ponds were filled at 100 percent
California droughts in the future.
of capacity. While Mother Nature is certainly in charge of the rain, The Conservation practices will continue into the foreseeable
Preserve, along with their Santa Lucia Conservancy partner,
future. Priority consideration is being given to the
are making every effort to control their own destiny with
construction of a new storage pond on land adjacent to
an environmentally proactive approach. The residents
the New Corporation Yard. This pond will bolster the
and staff share a common love and responsibility for this
community’s ability to catch and store more rainfall and,
amazing and unique community, and they are committed
therefore, reduce seasonal vulnerability. Nine new wells
to being a leader in land and water conservation.
have been drilled to create new sources of drinking water and enhance the community’s irrigation supply. “Onsite well exploration will continue,” Arthur said. Significantly, he explained that recent upgrades to the community’s
“FROM THE BEGINNING,
wastewater treatment plant have tripled the treatment
capacity, creating more recycled water for golf course use
as the community expands. The Golf Club is also considering the use of drought-
AND BEST MANAGEMENT
resistant grasses that could potentially save millions of
PRACTICES WERE ESTABLISHED
gallons of water annually without reducing the quality of the
AND HAVE BEEN ADHERED TO,
playing surfaces. Cory Isom, golf course superintendent, said he’s ready to make the case to the membership
ENABLING THE PRESERVE TO
about converting the fairways from a bent and rye grass
MAKE POSITIVE HEADWAY WITHIN
combination to a homogeneous strand of Bermuda grass, while keeping the bent grass greens and tees intact.
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NOW GROWING AT THE PRESERVE:
THE HACIENDA GARDEN
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he “locavore” movement has arrived at The Preserve. Locavores are typically interested in eating foods that are produced within 100 miles of their consumption. However,
The Preserve’s lucky locavores can now eat produce that’s grown within a few hundred yards of the Hacienda dining room. Thanks to the efforts of a few members collaborating with Chef Jerry Regester and Gardener Nicky Thomas, diners are savoring seasonal fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in our very own Hacienda Garden. As they relish each bite of sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes or desserts made from freshlypicked fruit, they can look out the Hacienda’s picture window and see the landscape from which these delicacies were just
“THIS IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE ‘FARM-TO-TABLE MOVEMENT’ RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD!”
picked! Calling themselves the “Green Goddesses”, Ranch Club members Laura Gamble, Pat Eastman, Sue Fuller, Sandy Hahamian and Teri Goodman took the initiative to explore the possibility of re-establishing the garden begun in the early 1990s. Chef Jerry’s arrival in June 2014 provided the perfect opportunity to revitalize the garden. As plans and objectives expanded, and excitement for the project grew, The Ranch Club stepped forward to contribute a larger, more suitable space behind the Hacienda. In the true spirit of collaboration, the Goddesses along with other interested members, have underwritten the effort for the benefit of The Preserve as a whole. Pat Eastman explains, “This is a tremendous opportunity to experience the ‘farm-to-table movement’ right in our own backyard!” Laura Gamble adds, “With this garden, we have a rare opportunity to promote the best eating and cooking practices, while enjoying a menu filled with the freshest seasonal produce possible.” The garden project would not have had its abundant start without Nicky’s expertise and hands-on approach. A longtime organic gardener, she is definitely in her element. Nicky adds, “I feel so fortunate for this opportunity to work with Chef Jerry and to share freshly-picked produce with The Preserve’s members.” She has planted over 200 tomato plants of a great
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many varieties. She’s also planted several lettuces,
Chef Jerry regularly features the garden’s bounty on his
herbs, greens, carrots, potatoes, and fruit trees to
menus. He is particularly excited to have members and
name just a small sampling of the garden’s crops. Nicky
guests experience vegetables at their peak ripeness.
is especially enthusiastic about growing non-GMO
“It’s absolutely incredible to have a garden this large and
corn on The Preserve after verifying that the Hacienda
varied. To be able to act on my deeply-held philosophy
Garden is outside the three-mile limit of bees that
of continually changing our menus based on the
may be pollinating a nearby corn field. She proudly
freshest produce available is just the coolest thing ever.”
confirms, “We truly have pure local corn.” The garden
Chef also points out that relatively few of the nation’s
also features over 40 rose bushes; many of them are
top restaurants grow and serve their own produce.
heritage varieties. With several climbing up the ranch-
“Our new Hacienda Garden is another wonderful thing
style arbors that anchor the central path, the garden is
that truly distinguishes The Preserve.”
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WILDLIFE WANDER The Santa Lucia Preserve is, at its very essence, a bold and forward-thinking model of conservation. In an era where the leading threat to wildlife is loss of habitat, The Preserve design permanently protects over 90 percent of the land for the explicit purpose of providing large, diverse and connected areas of healthy and wild natural lands.
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More impressive still is the community itself. The people
It is still early in this three-year study, but as the images are
who call this place home are invested intellectually and
collected, we are learning a great deal about our wildlife
emotionally in this majestic landscape and in the well-
and gaining rare insights into their lives: young lions
being of the rare diversity of life it supports. At the heart
playing tag, tiny fawns exploring a new world, and shy
of it all is a conservation community.
foxes on midnight hunts for mice. Social events on The Preserve are great venues for our participants to share
In partnership with The Preserve landowners, the
encounters and establish friendly ‘bragging rights’ over
Santa Lucia Conservancy is leading several ground-
who has captured the most interesting photos and which
breaking research projects focused on understanding
homes have the greatest diversity visiting their backyards.
the natural resources of The Preserve and measuring our efforts to conserve it. Our newest project is aimed
A better understanding of how wildlife is interacting with
at understanding how wildlife are using habitat in the
the people and developed spaces of The Preserve will help
different areas of The Preserve, and how the presence of
us in many ways: improving human-wildlife interactions,
people may affect them.
prioritizing habitat restoration, and adaptively managing our lands. A project of this scale is only possible because
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of the extraordinary commitment of The Preserve’s
households launched the “Where the Wildlife Wander”
conservation community. You can see ‘best of photos’
project, systematically documenting wildlife using
and information on living with wildlife on our website at
state-of-the-art cameras. In just six months, these
citizen scientists along with Conservancy biologists have downloaded tens of thousands of images, documented
The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
nearly 40 birds and mammals, discovered a new species
land trust incorporated in 1995 to conserve the ecological
to The Preserve (kangaroo rat, Dipodomys sp.), and
health and integrity of The Preserve.
logged over 3,500 wildlife observations using 65 cameras. This incredible network of motion-sensitive
Science-based and forward-thinking, the Conservancy
infrared cameras allows us to observe the local wildlife
plays an essential role in ensuring The Preserve attains
without capturing them or affecting their behavior,
its full potential: a place of enduring wild beauty and
allowing us to compare the number of species using
resilient biodiversity, actively cared for and protected by a
habitat adjacent to homes and recreational areas versus
thriving community of people who treasure it.
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As the saying goes...it’s not where you are, it’s who you are with. But for April and Andrew Bosworth, the place is
equally important and meaningful. In 2012, an engaged April and Andrew a.k.a. Boz were looking for the perfect place for their September nuptials. While deciding on a venue, they discovered that their good friends Chris Kelly and Jennifer Carrico were Preserve members, who happily offered to sponsor the Bosworths’ special occasion.
“COMING THROUGH THE GATES ON OUR FIRST VISIT WAS LIKE ENTERING ANOTHER WORLD.”
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“Coming through the gates on our first visit was like entering another world,” April explains. “We were blown away by the beauty and expansiveness of the land. We even saw wild turkeys and a coyote!” Boz adds, “Ironically, one of our original requirements was that our guests would not have to drive too far to get to the ceremony. But once we experienced this exquisite drive, we quickly changed our minds. We wanted our guests to share that same incredible first impression.” Both April and Boz grew up in open spaces. She spent her childhood in rural Pennsylvania; he was raised on a California horse ranch and vineyard that has been in his family for 120 years. “We are both outdoorsy people and love camping and hiking. We wanted to have an elegant wedding, but we didn’t want it to be too formal or imposing,” Boz elaborates. “The Preserve has all the grandeur without all the pretentiousness.” “The fact that there’s a redwood grove on the property is amazing,” he continues. “We’d go up to the redwoods when we were kids and we loved fairy rings. My dad used to call them cathedrals and I always thought it would be cool to get married in the redwoods. As soon as we saw the grove at The Preserve, we knew it was the perfect spot for our wedding.” April rode into the ceremony on a horse. “I’ve been a horse-lover and equestrian since my childhood and it was fun to incorporate that into our wedding. It was a truly perfect day.” Even before the wedding they knew they would eventually purchase property at The Preserve – and their dream has become a reality. As the VP of Ads & Pages at Facebook, Boz’s home base needs to be in the Bay Area. “We’ll have the best of both worlds,” April elaborates. “We have our house in a more suburban area near his work, but we’ll have our weekend home at The Preserve to be a little further away from it all.” “For me,” Boz describes, “it is quintessential California. It’s hard to find a place that captures the openness, chaparral and redwood
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forests that I experienced throughout my childhood. And it’s
They plan to start building within the year. In the meantime,
remarkable to know it will be preserved. There was no doubt
they have visited often. “We’ve brought friends and family
that we’d make a home here.”
down to stay at the Hacienda,” Boz says. “We’ve all taken golf lessons, hung out by the pool with the waterslide, and explored
Not surprisingly, they’ve purchased a lot that can accommodate
Carmel Valley or the 17-mile drive on day trips.” April muses,
horses. April started riding English when she was eight years
“As our son gets older we’ll definitely be spending a lot of time
old – Hunter/Jumper and also some Dressage. She’s owned
outdoors at The Preserve. And, there are so many wonderful
horses most of her life, competing and winning many titles
events offered throughout the year; it will be fun to incorporate
in local horse shows. She also competed at Penn State, going
our unique family traditions once we have our own place.
to Nationals with the equestrian team three out of four years.
Everyone, including the staff, is so friendly. It definitely feels
Meanwhile, back on the ranch in California, Boz was immersed
like a home away from home.”
in trail riding and western traditions. “So,” April laughs, “our son is definitely going to ride English!” Boz is quick to respond with a smile, “He’ll be learning both.”
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When asked to highlight the one unforgettable element about The Preserve, they both pause and reply that it’s a very hard question. Then Boz laughs, “Did I mention the waterslide? The waterslide is a huge plus! Seriously though, I don’t know that there is a better, more tranquil place to be. Napa and Sonoma have gotten so busy and so dense. When you drive into The Preserve you get an immediate sense of relaxation and comfort.” April sums it up. “It holds so much meaning to us because it’s where we got married and started our life together. It’s a magical place – and we’ve chosen to make our future here.”
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Supporting Our Family Through The Preserve Community Foundation her two grown sons , a 16 year old
of the money.” Lorena also needed
and a 20 year old. Born and raised
funds for post surgery expenses, at
in Mexico, Lupe comes from a large
least enough for the first three months
At The Preserve, the meaning of
family of eight siblings – five girls
of medication – medication she will be
“family” is extended to everyone
and three boys – of which she is the
taking for the rest of her life.
– members, guests, and staff. The
second oldest. And Lupe is closest to
moment you drive through its gates,
her sister Lorena, who at one time
The Preserve’s tight-knit community
The Preserve becomes your home,
also worked at The Preserve.
quickly heard about Lupe’s decision
Lupe and her sister Lorena
your community. And in the Golf
to donate a kidney to her sister.
Clubhouse, one of its own is always
For a long time, Lorena suffered from
Preserve members Robert Kavner
eager to welcome you with a warm smile;
hypertension and didn’t know it. She
and Sal Gutierrez, president of the
her name is Lupe.
experienced terrible headaches, but
Preserve Community Foundation,
never went to get checked out by a
contacted Lupe to let her know that
Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Esparza has
doctor. One day she became very ill,
the Preserve Community Foundation
been a part of The Preserve family
collapsed and had to be rushed to the
would help her. One of the two areas
for over 14 years. “Lupe is short for
hospital. That’s when they discovered
the Foundation directs giving is in
Guadalupe; it’s my nickname,” Lupe
that Lorena’s abnormally high blood
providing emergency support for
said. “Everyone here, from co-workers
pressure had affected her kidneys, and
employee families during times of
to members, call me Lupe.” Lupe is
to make matters worse, her kidneys
a server in the Golf Clubhouse; you
were 50 percent damaged. This was
can find her tending bar in the Mixed
11 years ago. According to Lupe,
Lupe’s first concern was for her
Grill or serving patrons in the main
Lorena handled the illness as best she
sister and wanted the community to
dining room. “I started working in
could until her kidneys just stopped
focus their help on Lorena. But the
banquets and the Hacienda for a
working. “When we were told only 3
Foundation did more than that; they
couple of months before I moved to
percent of the kidneys were working,
also flew out Lupe’s and Lorena’s
the Clubhouse.” That was back in
that’s when we had to do the surgery,”
parents from Mexico so that they could
2001 and she’s been at the Clubhouse
Lupe said. Lupe’s family got tested as
be present to support both of their
ever since. When you ask Lupe what
potential kidney donors, but no one
daughters for the surgeries. “I heard
keeps her here, her face instantly lights
was compatible, except for Lupe, who
about Lorena’s condition through
up. “I love everything about this place!
was the closest match.
Lupe,” Sal said. “The Foundation
The members…they are so friendly. I
reached out to those [members]
like to be around nature and see the
But before the surgery could even
who knew about her situation. It
beautiful hills, and this place is very,
happen, Lorena had to come up with
was a small group of 15-20 people.
very peaceful,” she said.
$15,000. “It was very hard, all the
Insurance covered most of the medical
expenses,” Lupe recalled. “My sister,
expenses, but we helped out with the
Lupe has an hour and a half commute
my friends, and my family, we all
flights and filling prescriptions, which
everyday to work; for the last six years,
worked together to donate stuff and we
was under $20,000.”
she has lived in Marina, Calif. with
had a fundraiser just to collect some
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Both surgeries were successful with little to no complications. Three and a half months after the surgery, Lupe returned to work and three to four months after that, Lorena also resumed working, but part time. Lupe recalled, “I saw her this past weekend and she’s so happy. She’s working and she’s completely recovered. It’s amazing how everything’s changed her life.” According to Lupe, before the surgery, Lorena was too weak to do much of anything. Now Lorena can enjoy the outdoors and even do some hiking with Lupe. At this point in the conversation, Lupe’s voice starts to waver as she tries to express her gratitude to the membership and the Preserve Community Foundation, “I don’t have enough words to say thank you to them. They have not just been members to me, but they’ve been family. And they see me as family.” About the Preserve Community Foundation The Preserve Community Foundation provides support to The Preserve staff’s families in need. Consistent with the values of preserving the land and environment, it is important to acknowledge and support the exceptional individuals who work at The Preserve and make it such a special place to live. The Foundation is committed to achieving maximum participation from Preserve members, investing in our community by providing educational opportunities to our employee families and to the future of the entire Monterey community. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. SANTA LUCIA PRESERVE.COM 26
We all have a story, do n’t we? Whether it’s h appy, sad, funny or scary, certai n experiences seem to plant themselves as perennial memory seeds in our brains th at can define us and in decisions and – in man form our y cases – enrich our li ves. We cast a net to tr harvest a few pearls, an y and d several of our mem bers – Patti Boitano, Forster, Tim Gonzale Nancy z, and Steve Troy – ki ndly responded. They their personal memo shared ry with us as it relates to either how they fou way to this glorious an nd their d special place or a fa mily memory that was created while experiencing T he Preserve.
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e, me and our three ging experience for my wif an -ch life a s wa ia rn lifo horseback to est ranch in Solvang, Ca under chickens, and riding “A family vacation to a gu m fro s egg t lec col s kid r ing ou hough both fresh outdoor air, watch place to raise our kids. Alt st children. Breathing the be the s wa y cit big the ering if nday brunch got us wond on vacation and briefly the redwoods to enjoy Su w many times had we been Ho ge. an ch a for dy rea big cities, we were ys we fell in love with the my wife and I grew up in nt. In just a few short da ere diff s wa p tri is Th at if we could live here? thought, wouldn’t it be gre of California. “old west” ranchero life horses and a trailer. For y life, buying a couple of bo cow the o int p ste st fir before we took our The more we rode, the We weren’t home a week enjoy long rides together. to rks pa nty cou d an te ekends trailering to sta ce conversation the next year we spent we of our own. It was a chan ch ran a on ing liv d ne agi g for a the days in Solvang and im el Valley many times lookin rm more we thought back to Ca d ite vis d ha We . e Preserve eks to get that would lead us to Th ch club. It took three we ran te iva during a school field trip pr re -ac 00 ,0 20 mention a had never heard anyone e with it. ranch to buy. We certainly ly 15 minutes to fall in lov on d an 00 20 in ck ba the Santa Lucia Preserve an appointment to tour at we did find lm trees and coconuts. Wh pa d fin n’t did We r. tou ee-hour lf course, s Island, we took the thr , a lake, a clubhouse, a go ter cen Like the cast of Gilligan’ rts spo a rs, gle an ing staff of wr ured trails, stables, a car rner and 299 families were 100 miles of manic that I now live like Ted Tu ds en fri my l tel sly rou were hooked! I humo and a vaquero lifestyle. We help me pay for it. the have grown to four, with rve. Our first two horses ese Pr e Th on e tim l ful city and now live you can find us down at We sold our house in the ing one of the many trails, lor exp t no are we If s. h performance horse r horsemanship original ones replaced wit where we can show off ou eo rod s er’ mb me a – o ng da s for that d getting ready for the Fan to The Preserve redwood the barn cutting cows an ing rid us d fin l wil you t maybe and penning cattle. Or jus skills of cutting, sorting Sunday brunch. now with children of Our children are grown ul every day that a simple their own. We are gratef Santa Barbara guided family vacation south of eserve to a lifestyle our us to the Santa Lucia Pr erations.” family will enjoy for gen - Steve Troy mber since 2000 Ranch and Golf Club me
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ng place, and “The Preserve is a remarkably welcomi d times to our has many ways of bringing fun and goo s throughout family. As a family, we have enjoyed hike even staged the property, shared terrific meals, and the corkscrew an energetic family competition on bringing their slide at the pool. Our children enjoy ing the fun friends to The Preserve and further shar year, we factor the property produces. This past nce when shared a very memorable family experie icipate in our son, Geoff, and I teamed up to part Cathy and the Boar Hunt golf tournament. With ory in the our son, Kevin, cheering us on to vict factor couldn’t get horse race, The Preserve family fun any better.” - Tim Gonzalez 2013 Ranch and Golf Club member since
e on a sunny July day in 1995. “We first discovered The Preserv ch Inn to celebrate our 20th We had been staying at Post Ran a bike route and Robinson anniversary, were in search of . We drove to the top of the Canyon Road had been suggested ving in its spiritual quality, hill on a road that was deeply mo climactic variation...it felt natural splendor, and startling t little trafficked back road. as if we alone had discovered tha ienda on the down hill. When we saw the Hac ded hea and es bik our ed oad We unl fect spot! where to build and found the per in ice cho vast had who ily fam lt by a right, we thought that this was bui presented to visit that . Weeks later, the opportunity was ted oun rem and , ath bre our ght We stopped, daydreamed, cau ourselves beginning of a love affair between the was so And . did We re. mo n d and lear Hacienda and stay for the weeken the commitment; what and endowed added meaning to zed ani org was y anc serv Con a t and The Preserve. The fact tha t a legacy! Of What an insurance policy and wha ce. hen s tion era gen see ld wou what we we saw that day would be largely because of the amazing e for the natural beauty and stayed cam we t tha is in aga and in aga r course, the theme you’ll hea common values.” e irresistible magnetic force and sam this by wn dra are who , cted people, self sele - Nancy Forster e 2000 Ranch and Golf Club Member sinc
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ula since 1988, Monterey Penins e th on ed liv “As we have life on this never thought that we , lly ca lo re he raising our sons had spent ecial. After all, we sp e or m y an be surfed peninsula could ium, the boys had ar qu A y Ba y re te Mon years enjoying the our home, we only minutes from s ot sp ed wn no in world re Sunset Center, ng events at the pi op dr wja d ce had experien ished our , but when we fin eo od R as lin Sa d Pebble Beach, an little did erve community, es Pr he T to in home and moved ng on the cake.” t to enjoy the “ici ou ab re we we at we know th grandchildren hter-in-law and ug da , ns so r ou To now see lomb is truly ts with such ap en ev ve er es Pr the Old participate in rtney’s wedding in ou C d an ’s ic in d our “icing.” From Dom ns and friends, an so th wi gs tin ou golf Barn to frequent ephews, The ieces and grandn dn an gr th wi al Easter Festiv Brian, who us! When our son, r fo e ac pl al ic ag Preserve is a m seams, all is bursting at the e us ho e th e, m -old lives abroad, is ho t! Even 22-month ou ab is ve er es Pr at The clamoring for wh rite horses from members her favo re , ke oo Br r, te granddaugh friendships even strengthened ve ha l al y he T frequent visits. eserve ties. s who also have Pr nd ie fr a re A y Ba with r? It might have d memory thus fa re su ea tr t os m a Do I have ine Bush, our ust when Christ ug A st la on no to be the after house and er, came to the ph ra og ot ph ve ar old, wonderful Preser a little over a ye st ju en th , ke oo photographed Br background of as a little girl. The rn wo d ha I s es dr wearing a ent...covered f to a magical mom el its nt le y ul tr a the Santa Luci with ‘icing!’” - Patti Boitano nce 2002 Club member si Ranch and Golf SANTA LUCIA PRESERVE.COM 30
Executive Chef Chef Jerry Regester
xecutive Chef Jerry Regester oversees the culinary program for both The Preserve Ranch and Golf Clubs. Born and raised in the northeast, Jerry Regester began his career training at the New England Culinary Institute, where he also fell in love with wine. Following graduation, he
moved west to follow his dreams of working in the wine country. Since that time, Jerry has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest chefs at places like Domaine Chandon in Napa, California, The Lodge at Pebble Beach in Pebble Beach, California and Pacific’s Edge Restaurant at The Highlands Inn in Carmel, California to name a few. In addition, he has had the chance to showcase his skills at events like Pebble Beach Food and Wine, the Carmel Tomato Fest and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions. Jerry’s focus is on using sustainable ingredients and adhering to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. He describes his cooking style as rustic elegance with refined flavors. Jerry’s philosophy: “Great cuisine starts with great ingredients.”
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What’s your guilty food pleasure? What’s so irresistible about it?
based on what’s growing in season, pick what I need from the garden and walk a few feet to the Hacienda kitchen to put it all together. However, processed food is something
Risotto! I love to make it and finish with lots of butter
I wish would go away. Food shouldn’t live on your shelf
and cheese. I can never have just a small serving…it’s
for years; think about the amount of preservatives and
the romance of making it with the proper technique
stabilizers in the ingredients that allow this to happen.
and ingredients, peak of season. Ultimately, it’s the
Food is best enjoyed and better for you in its natural
wonderful creamy, cheesy rice that is irresistible, and it
only takes 20-30 minutes to do it properly.
Let’s talk food trends. What do you see as the next big food trend? And what food trend do you wish would go away? Right now, the trend is still going “back to basics,” to food that is sustainable and locally sourced for farm-totable freshness. The Preserve community has embraced this by putting together the Hacienda Garden for all members to enjoy. I can create fresh and healthy dishes
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What’s the most underused ingredient that yields amazing results? Tell me how you use it.
If you were to dine at the Hacienda and/or Golf Clubhouse as a guest, what would you order?
Sherry vinegar is a great ingredient because it’s a well
I would order the Kampachi because I love to start a meal
rounded vinegar that enhances and gives excitement to
with a raw item and Bouillabaisse because I love fish stews.
food, but yet isn’t too acidic. In Preserve dishes, I have I’ve used a couple of drops to enhance and enliven a sauce.
What are your food plans for The Preserve in 2015 and goal(s) for the next 3-5 years?
If you hadn’t become a chef, what other profession would you have pursued?
For 2015, I have implemented a weekly changing menu at
used sherry vinaigrette with shallots on garden greens or
the Hacienda and it has been well received by the Preserve community. My food plans include growing the Hacienda
A farmer because I worked on farms as a young child,
Garden and our local products as well as continuing to
picking grapes and baling hay. I enjoyed the hard work
change the menu. My goals are to source local dairy cows
because I found it fulfilling.
to make our own butter, have a wood burning oven in the
What job kick started your career in culinary? Lebros Italian restaurant was my first real restaurant job where the Chef kicked my butt and taught me how to move extremely fast while maintaining great taste, consistency and quality. I still visit it every time I go home to Buffalo, New York.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received from a chef friend or mentor? Cal Stamenov (Chef at Bernardus Lodge) told me to stay humble and that great food has to be balanced. He taught me how to use acidity as a form of seasoning. I met Cal at Domain Chandon in Napa, Calif. back when he was chef de cuisine.
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Hacienda kitchen and build a pastry program so my team can make everything in house, soup to nuts.
I N N O V A T I O N . C R A F T S M A N S H I P. V A L U E . Since 1978 Groza Construction has been building homes on the Monterey Peninsula.Â We are excited to announce the completion of our seventh home in the Preserve. In continuing the legacy, we would like to announce new ownership at Groza. Cody West and Asa Engstrom will work alongside Brian Groza over the next 5 years in forging the next generation of leadership at Groza. Please consider our experience and expertise for your future project. We would appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with you. P 8 3 1 6 5 5 7 6 0 5 | 8 8 3 A B R E G O S T R E E T | M O N T E R E Y, C A 9 3 9 4 0 W W W . SANTA G R O LUCIA Z A C OPRESERVE.COM N S T R U C T I34O N . C O M
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Thanks to the Monterey Jazz Festival and The Santa Lucia Preserve, one stellar spring evening last March the Hacienda was transformed into a venue rivaling New Yorkâ€™s famed CafĂŠ Carlyle. This year, fans were treated to an intimate dinner show featuring world-class jazz singer and pianist Dena DeRose, with bassist Peter Barshay and drummer Akira Tana.
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“PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE JAZZ EDUCATION INITIATIVE, WHICH CULTIVATES LOCAL STUDENT INTEREST IN THE LEGACY OF JAZZ.”
oward Fisher, Jazz Festival Board member and a
During the opening reception, patrons filled the patio
resident of The Preserve – along with his wife, Roz
to listen to a trio comprising outstanding local student
– worked closely with Tim Jackson, the Festival’s
musicians. As members of the Monterey County High
artistic director to deliver the second annual Jazz at the
School All-Star Band, these young people have benefited
Hacienda event. Howard explains, “This evening is a true
directly from the efforts of the Jazz Festival. Proceeds from
collaboration between the Jazz Festival and The Preserve.
the annual Jazz Festival and funds raised at events like Jazz
The Preserve puts on a great party with incredible food
at the Hacienda support the Jazz Education Initiative,
in an amazing setting, and the Jazz Festival delivers an
which brings professional musicians into local schools
exceptional production. The lighting and sound in the
to cultivate students’ interest and exposure to the legacy
Great Room of our 1920s-era Hacienda provided a full,
of jazz. The important mentoring taking place at school
high-end musical experience for all the guests.”
sites, along with the annual summer Jazz Camp and AllStar performance tours, give students real-life
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Monterey County High School All-Star musicians, sisters Akili and Ayana Bradley, with Roz and Howard Fisher, Preserve Ranch and Golf Club members since 2000.
professional experiences and opportunities, while
served and the trio returned to the stage to perform
conveying meaningful artistic guidance to new
their long, electrifying second set. There was absolute
generations, regardless of level. After guests were seated
magic in the air, the music was phenomenal and the
for dinner, Tim introduced the students who spoke with
crowd was spellbound.
earnest gratitude about the important role the Festival’s program played in their Jazz education.
But as with all good things, the evening ended much too soon. As the happy patrons left the scene, Howard,
Then it was time for some music from the Dena
Roz, Tim, and The Preserve team were regaled with
DeRose Trio. Dena connected immediately with the
members’ rave reviews for the event. One comment
crowd while delivering a riveting first set. Afterwards,
in particular sums them up best: “My wife and I are
she and the other musicians joined lucky guests for
pinching ourselves that we have the opportunity to be
their first and second courses. Roz reflects, “Needless
at a quality event like this, in such a unique setting.
to say, their table mates were enthralled!” Dessert was
We’re already anticipating next year!”
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1 W T R The estate at 1 Wild Turkey Run has an enviable combination of quality architecture, craftsmanship, desirable location, panoramic views and privacy that make it a rare opportunity. A winding private drive through the oak and madrone trees emerges onto a natural, elevated clearing, offering spectacular sweeping views over the Preserve Ranch Center and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. The home exudes a casual elegance; crafted with only the finest elements, yet the warm design is conducive to entertaining and family enjoyment. Highlights include 33x29 great room with bar, the dining room has two built in wine closets, and the pool and spa are complimented with a game room/ pool house with telescopic sliding doors. The master bedroom shares a double sided fireplace with the master tub.
1 WILD TURKEY RUN Offered at $8,750,000 Preserve Land Company, Inc. 831.620.6762 firstname.lastname@example.org CA BRE # 01937920
27.74 acres with 1.9 acre homeland 8,800 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home + 6 full and 2 half bathrooms 3 car garage
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A TOP 100 GOLF EXPERIENCE T H E P R E S E RV E G O L F C LU B
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Routed across coastal foothills a few miles inland
behind Santa Lucia Preserve, contacted Sandy Tatum, a
from Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Preserve Golf Club is
patriarch of the game who had collaborated with Robert
nationally recognized for its excellence. Rare among
Trent Jones, Jr. and Tom Watson on the design of The
modern courses, The Preserve is true to the concept of
Links at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, Calif. A purist who
protecting and preserving its natural landscape. Nature
abhors contrivances on a golf course, Tatum gave Gray his
is fundamentally important to its design without any
suggestion of imposed architectural features. The greens meld into the land, seemingly there forever. Sheltered by
“Because sand does not appear in most inland areas,
haystack-shaped hills and framed by burly oaks, colorful
Sandy was not a big fan of extravagant bunkering,” Gray
wildflowers and gurgling creeks, the course beckons both
remembers. (There are today fewer than 50 bunkers
the golfer and the naturalist to appreciate The Preserve’s
on the course. Most are directional, not penal). Tatum
vast ranchero. Keen observers will note that many of the
cautioned that the landscape should be modified as little
golf holes trace the migratory routes of native animals,
as possible. He also felt the putting surfaces should be
from bobcat and badger to wild boar and mule deer.
left open in front so that players could bounce the ball onto the greens. Both men wanted graceful transitions
How did this seamless creation come into being? Nearly
between holes so that the course could be walked by
25 years ago, Tom Gray, one of the visionary developers
reasonably fit players.
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Gray next consulted an acquaintance, J. Michael Poellot,
within a 20,000-acre parcel of gentle hills and mammoth
to create a golf blueprint for the course. Best known for
oaks,” the publication reported. “Fazio moved almost no
his design work in the Far East, Poellot juggled dozens
earth here, so perfect was the routing established by Poellot
of routings to devise a layout that take players into the
and Tatum. The greens are subtle, the bunkering low key,
meadows and across the ridge tops, a course that fits its
the atmosphere one of constant tranquility.” In addition,
The Preserve is ranked No. 35 on the current roster of Golfweek’s 100 Best Residential Courses.
In 1998, Gray reached out to Tom Fazio, who he says “had the highest profile at the time among the game’s
Because it hews closely to the sport’s original Scottish
cognoscenti. This was important to us from a marketing
model as an unembellished field of play, and because
perspective. We needed a designer ‘name’ for the course.
quality never goes out of style, The Preserve Golf Club will
Our expectation was that there would be two private clubs
endure for generations to come as a modern classic.
an avid golfer visiting the Monterey area would beg, borrow or steal to get on--The Preserve and Cypress Point. Those were the two you’d go home and tell your friends about.” Working from Poellot’s routing and mindful of Tatum’s guidelines, Fazio dropped the holes where they were meant to fall. Opened in 2000, the course today looks like it did then: a formalized extension of the landscape adapted for a cross-country target game. Then as now, The Preserve is a mesmerizing layout that rambles across the roly-poly terrain. It follows the lay of the land and does not trumpet its presence with man-made flourishes. In the end, the challenge of each hole is riveting, but a round of golf at The Preserve is all about reveling in nature. This fact has not been lost on today’s top 100 panelists and raters, who in the current ethos tend to highly-value naturalistic courses that blend with nature. Conspicuously “manufactured” courses that shout their intentions are out of vogue. Understated grandeur, as achieved by the “Golden Age” architects in the 1920s, is the ideal. A fixture since 2005 on Golf Digest’s list of ‘America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,’ The Preserve receives high marks for aesthetics, conditioning and ambience. “Located a few miles inland from the…Monterey Peninsula, The Preserve is dramatically different, the only golf course
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A WILD MUSHROOM Hunt & Lunch Last March marked the second consecutive year
mingling, the 80 eager mushroom hunters were
The Preserve collaborated with Relais & Châteaux
ushered onto shuttles and escorted to various lots on the
on Gourmet Fest’s Mushroom Hunt and Lunch.
20,000-acre property known for producing varieties
Members and guests couldn’t have asked for better
of wild mushrooms, from chanterelles to candy caps.
weather with clear sunny skies and temperatures
Each group was led by a mushroom expert or mycologist
peaking at 76 degrees. This sold out event began with an
to not only help find mushrooms, but also to provide
informal gathering of members and guests on the lawn
information about them. After scouring hillsides and
in front of the 1920s Spanish Colonial Hacienda, the
tree trunks for wild mushrooms, the groups were
dining and social heart of The Preserve. Participants
ready to devour the sumptuous mushroom-themed,
noshed on homemade pastries, refreshments and
four-course plated lunch with pairings in the rustic
espressos by Lavazza Coffee as most newcomers floated
yet elegant Old Barn. A popular venue for weddings
in and out of the Hacienda lobby and Great Room
and social events, the Old Barn was decorated with hay
admiring its beauty and history. After the morning
bales and wine barrels, and warmly welcomed famished
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members and guests with inviting table settings and twinkling marketplace lights draped from its eaves. The Preserve’s Executive Chef Jerry Regester, Relais & Châteaux’s Chef Jacob Jasinski from Ocean House and their culinary teams worked side-by-side to ensure a delicious and perfectly-timed dining experience for all.
FIRST COURSE Ciabatta & Mushroom Focaccia Smoked Whitefish with Chanterelles & Pacific Uni Newton Chardonnay
SECOND COURSE Dungeness Crab Legs and Pigs Feet Terrine with Beluga Lentils, Maitaki Mushrooms & Porcini-Goat Cheese Vinaigrette 2013 Lucia Soberanes Chardonnay
THIRD COURSE Roasted Pheasant with Onions, Mushrooms & Black Walnuts 2011 Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir & Newton Cabernet
FOURTH COURSE Cardamom Carrot Pecan Cake with Black Truffle Spiked Carrot Caramel, Candy Cap Bourbon Ice Cream Lavazza Coffee
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“IT’S A JOY TO SHARE MY LOVE OF MUSHROOMS WITH OTHER FUNGUS LOVERS, AND TO HAVE THIS EVENT SURROUNDED BY THE PRESERVE’S BEAUTIFUL SETTING IS TRULY A GIFT FROM MOTHER NATURE.”
– Executive Chef Jerry
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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES In the Kitchen with Jerry Ranch Club members learn kitchen prep and cooking techniques from Executive Chef Jerry in the Hacienda Kitchen. This is a hands-on cooking class where members make dishes with the help of Chef Jerry and his team. Each class has a unique theme and students also receive a special culinary gift.
Family Fun Friday! A day chock full of activities for the entire family: R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids, Aqua Fit at the Polo Pools, Family Activity Hour, and Moore’s Lake. R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids is the only children’s workout to combine all aspects of fitness and character building while encouraging goal setting, self-discipline and a heavy dose of playful energy. Because of their lowimpact format, Aqua Fit aerobics classes are suitable for every fitness level. During Family Activity Hour, kids and families enjoy science and nature-themed projects while learning some fun facts too. Wrap up the day and cool down at our private Moore’s Lake with stand up paddle boarding.
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Family Sports Gather family and friends at the Sports Center for a pickup game of volleyball, basketball, Frisbee throwing, or flag football. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get in some exercise and experience the unique camaraderie on The Preserve.
Beach Ride Weekends The cool ocean breeze will surround you as you ride horseback on a beach along the shoreline located at the heart of Monterey Bay. Most days offer stunning views of Santa Cruz and Monterey. Saturday beach rides are reserved for beginner riders who travel at a walk-only pace, while Sundays are for advanced riders who own their horse.
Team Match Play Round Robin
Poker Ride & Hike
A two-person team plays against every team in their flight over
Horseback riders and hikers travel along
the course of four months. Flights are based on combined course
Preserve trails and stop at each of the five
handicaps and then matches are determined. There are no ties as
stations to draw a card. The 90-minute journey
each match must produce a winner.
concludes at Moore’s Lake where participants enjoy a ranch-style picnic and the best poker
Santa Lucia Invitational
hands from each group win prizes.
In this three-day tournament, pair up with your guests to compete against other teams in a best ball Stableford. In this mixed event, there’s an optional 4 Ball Couples’ Challenge to kick things off followed by a putting contest and skills challenge.
Pronghorn Home & Home This event is a great opportunity for golf members to
100 Mile Challenge Hiking Series This collaborative effort between the Conservancy and Ranch Club Sports Center focuses on exploring Preserve paths less traveled. These group-led hikes venture to discover Preserve trails and cover 4-5 miles per outing with the goal of reaching a 100 miles hiked in a couple of years.
experience other prestigious private clubs outside of the Monterey Peninsula as well as engage in a friendly golf competition with their peers.
Preserve Architectural Home Tour This open house allows members to tour four of The Preserve’s architectural gems and the event finishes with a wine reception in the last home. All proceeds benefit the Preserve Community Foundation’s scholarship fund.
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OYSTER PERPETUAL SK Y-DWELLER IN 18 KT WHITE GOLD
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oyster perpetual and sky-dweller are 速 trademarks.
Published on Aug 10, 2015