Thursday, May 30, 2019

Foursome of 'Best You Can Play' Golf Courses Awaits at Reynolds Lake Oconee

(Greensboro, Ga.) – Reynolds Lake Oconee is in elite company as one of only three destination golf communities in the United States with four courses named to its state list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Golfweek magazine’s annual “Ultimate Guide” that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game.

Reynolds Lake Oconee’s “Fab Four” on the “Best Courses You Can Play” list for Georgia – No.2 Great Waters, No. 4 Oconee, No. 8 National and No. 10 The Landing – make Reynolds Lake Oconee the only “Fab Four” experience on the East Coast. The others are in Oregon (Bandon Dunes) and Wisconsin (Kohler).

“We are home to must-play, top caliber golf courses that have made Reynolds Lake Oconee the golf mecca in the Southeast,” said Mike Scully, general manager of The Club at Reynolds Lake Oconee. “The diverse collection of golf designs at Reynolds Lake Oconee – by four of the game’s greatest golf course architects – offers a choice of completely different experiences.”

Overall, Reynolds Lake Oconee features six golf course designs by five designers: Great Waters by Jack Nicklaus, The Oconee by Rees Jones, National by Tom Fazio, The Landing and The Preserve by Bob Cupp, The Creek Club by Jim Engh.

The “Best Courses You Can Play” is a compilation of golf courses accessible to guest and/or resort play in the United States. This year Golfweek’s select team of more than 850 course raters surveyed 3,972 courses, grading each based on Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile “Golfweek’s Best” courses lists. To see the complete lists in the Ultimate Guide, visit

“It is an honor for Reynolds Lake Oconee to have our courses included on Golfweek’s highly regarded national rankings,” says Rabun Neal, president. “Recognition at this high level continues to enrich the reputation of Reynolds Lake Oconee as one of the most impressive golf communities and golf destinations in the world. Members of Reynolds enjoy a caliber of golf excellence that few communities can match.”

The Landing pioneered the golf industry on Lake Oconee when it opened in 1986 (originally as Port Armor Golf Club), the first course along the lake. Great Waters, which debuted in 1992, will unveil its comprehensive, Nicklaus-directed renovation this fall. The Oconee (2002) provides a pure, undisturbed setting for an authentic golf experience. The National (1997) is a 27-hole complex winding through thick pine forests, rolling landscape and dramatic lakefront settings.

Located halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, the serene Lake Oconee destination also is home to The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade – one of the only facilities in the country where recreational golfers can receive professional instruction, be fit for new equipment in the same elite environment used by Tour professionals, and have their equipment built same-day, on the spot.

Besides golf, 19,000 acres of water on Lake Oconee provide some of the state's best fishing, along with swimming, boating, water skiing, four full-service marinas, and Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, making Reynolds Lake Oconee a popular destination.

Reynolds Lake Oconee offers a resort quality community with quiet, comfortable lakeside living at its best. Guest lodging includes well-appointed cottages, condominiums and hotel style club rooms throughout the property, as well as The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.

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