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140 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 The 2,600 acre San Clemente Rancho property teems with wildlife. Bobcats, mountain lions, eagles, deer, coyote and wild boar are just a few critters frequently spotted roaming around the Rancho. The vast majority of the acreage has never been developed. San Clemente Rancho member's amenities include this new, spacious community clubhouse. The modern log structure houses full commercial kitchen and dining facilities, a huge fireplace, gaming areas and fully equipped changing rooms for users of the adjacent swimming pools. Photos: Bruce Dormody ed thinking about retirement," son Bruce recalls. "He asked if any of us were interested in taking over the business. At the age of 17 or 18 I said I would." So Bruce went to college and studied land management. Upon his return, he worked side-by-side with his father, constantly adding to and improving on the property's amenities. He purchased the property from his parents in 1998. "It's taken the course of two lifetimes to get to this point," says Bruce. Both generations have been responsive to the wants and needs of members. For instance, tennis was hugely popular in the 1970s. "We had seven courts then, with lines of people waiting to play," Bruce says.

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