Reynolds Lake Oconee named to Golf Magazine “25 Best Golf Communities

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Reynolds Lake named Golf Magazine “25 Best Golf Communities in North America”

Reynolds Lake Oconee, Great Waters Course, Hole 9
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Here’s something I thought worth knowing. Reynolds Lake Oconee has been named to the new GOLF Magazine list of “25 Best Golf Communities in North America.” First, I didn’t know they’d changed the name of the resort – I have always known it as The Reynolds Plantation – and second, it’s about time this amazing resort received the attention it so richly deserves. This award is the latest addition to the Reynolds long-established reputation as an outstanding place to live and a superior golf destination. Superior golf destination? That, my friends, is one huge understatement. Reynolds is, in my opinion, the finest of its kind outside of Florida and Arizona.

“We always appreciate being named to a highly regarded list like this,” said Rabun Neal, president at Reynolds Lake Oconee. “Not only do we have the best collection of golf courses in Georgia, but one of the most impressive in the world, all right here.” 

Over the years, I’ve played four of those six golf courses. Lately, they have undergone extensive renovations as part of a multi-million-dollar improvement project that “touched nearly every facet of the Reynolds Lake Oconee community, as well as The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, a AAA Five Diamond resort.”

“The good life is about more than spectacular courses,” writes Senior Editor Joe Passov in the February 2016 issue of GOLF. “You want luxury, amenities, natural beauty…” Indeed, Reynolds Lake Oconee has it all. 

“This recognition is a reflection of our spectacular staff, as well as the countless amenities that provide everyone within the Reynolds community the chance to enjoy all the best things that make up well-rounded lifestyle,” Neal added. 

Reynolds Lake Oconee is blessed with 117 holes of golf set among the rolling hills of central Georgia and along miles and miles of unspoiled, scenic lake shoreline. The six courses are:

1.     The Landing, which pioneered the golf industry on Lake Oconee when the Bob Cupp design opened in 1986 (originally as Port Armor Golf Club)

2.     The Plantation Course, also a Cupp design, the first course at Reynolds, established in 1988 and, which will reopen in April following a renovation

3.     The Great Waters Course, which introduced the legendary Jack Nicklaus to Lake Oconee, debuting in 1992 and renovated by Nicklaus in 2010

4.     The Oconee Course, an idyllic Georgia sanctuary where designer Rees Jones provides a pure, undisturbed golf experience since 2002

5.     The 27-hole National Course, designed by Tom Fazio, the recipient of a Spring 2014 renovation by the original architect

6.     The members-only Creek Club, designed by Jim Engh, the newest in the collection, open since June 2007.

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Beyond Golf

Not a golfer? No matter. Beyond golf, the Reynolds community offers a wide array of outdoor and recreation opportunities: 374 miles – no, that’s not a typo - of shoreline along Georgia’s second-largest lake; bass fishing, recreational boating, and water skiing; four marinas with complete services; the Lake Club Wellness Center and Peter Burwash International Tennis Center; fine and casual dining at The Landing Clubhouse, the Plantation Grille, National Tavern, and Linger Longer Steakhouse in the Oconee Clubhouse. 

Accommodations include the decadent luxury of the The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, or you can choose from individual cottages within the private gates, while enjoying an extensive variety of amenities.

For more information about Reynolds Lake Oconee, visit their website or to book a reservation by phone, call (877) 809-3324. 

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