Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reynolds Plantation Golf Collection Tops National Rankings Among 'Best Courses You Can Play'

(Greensboro, Ga.) – Placing four golf courses from its collection on the latest Golfweek magazine list of “Best Courses You Can Play,” Reynolds Plantation was the only golf community in the country recognized for that level of excellence in the prestigious state-by-state rankings.

On the “Best You Can Play” Top 15 list for Georgia, Reynolds Plantation’s Oconee course is ranked No. 3, with the Great Waters Course No. 5, The Landing No. 8 and the Plantation Course No. 15. Together the Lake Oconee gems continue to enrich the reputation of Reynolds Plantation as a premier golf community and preferred golf destination.

The “Best Courses You Can Play” is a compilation of golf courses accessible to guest and/or public play in the United States.  It is part of the “Golfweek’s Best” rankings series, posted recently online at

“We appreciate having four of our golf courses named to a highly regarded nationwide list like this,” said Mark Lammi, Vice President of Golf Operations at Reynolds Plantation. “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.”

The Landing pioneered the golf industry on Lake Oconee when the Bob Cupp design opened in 1986 (originally as Port Armor Golf Club). The Plantation Course, also a Cupp design, was the first course at Reynolds Plantation, established in 1988. The Great Waters Course introduced the legendary Jack Nicklaus to Lake Oconee, debuting in 1992 and renovated by Nicklaus in 2010. The Oconee Course is an idyllic Georgia sanctuary, with designer Rees Jones providing a pure, undisturbed setting for an authentic golf experience since 2002.

Besides Reynolds Plantation, the only other venue with as many as four golf courses on the prestigious Golfweek state-by-state “Best You Can Play” rankings is Bandon Dunes in Oregon, which is a golf resort only.

Overall, six courses give Reynold Plantation 117 holes of golf draped across natural rolling hills and along the shoreline. Several recent golf course renovation projects – including the newly unveiled work on the Tom Fazio-designed National Course –are part of a multi-million dollar renovation that touched nearly every facet of the award-winning Reynolds Plantation residential golf community, as well as The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, a AAA Five Diamond resort.

Beyond golf, Reynolds Plantation offers an array of recreation opportunities: 374 miles of shoreline along Lake Oconee, Georgia's second-largest lake, is ideal for bass fishing, recreational boating and water skiing; four marinas with complete services; the Lake Club Wellness Center and Peter Burwash International Tennis Center present options for complete fitness activities; dining and casual atmospheres at The Landing Clubhouse, the Plantation Grille and Linger Longer Steakhouse in the Oconee Clubhouse.

Vacation guests at Reynolds Plantation can choose from individual cottages within the private gates, while enjoying a variety of amenities. Accommodations also are available at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge on property.

For more information about Reynolds Plantation, visit, or to book a reservation by phone, please call (877) 809-3324 between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm eastern time.

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