With six spectacular designs by five legendary architects, each of the Reynolds Lake Oconee courses provides club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience. Bob Cupp’s trailblazing efforts of The Landing and The Preserve courses helped launch Lake Oconee as a true golf destination. Jack Nicklaus’ Great Waters course offers one of the most stunning finishes in the game with a back nine skirting the lake on nearly every hole. Tom Fazio’s 27-hole National course makes perfect use of the land as it gracefully winds along rolling terrain.
The remarkable resort experience at The Oconee provides a stunning sequence of finishing holes in typical Rees Jones fashion, while Jim Engh’s Scottish-inspired Creek Club gave the community a private club retreat for the members. Sure, there are other places that have one or two notable golf courses, but beyond Reynolds, few communities can offer a collection of six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location.
Defined by a dramatic routing along the Lake Oconee shoreline, this Rees Jones design is a true risk/reward layout. The Oconee course offers inspiring lake views while presenting options to play shots over inlets of Lake Oconee, or carry corners of tree-lined doglegs.
A set of magnificent par 3s feature elevated tee shots and numerous water hazards that are both eye-catching and penal. Interior creeks and ponds, as well as extensive bunkering, ensure a tough-but-fair challenge for every level of player.
Through the years, the Oconee course has established a reputation as a visually stimulating, challenging and playable layout. The par-72, which plays to a maximum of 7,029 yards, also has captured the attention of the golf industry, hosting highly-visible tournaments such as the annual Linger Longer Invitational collegiate championship, 2007 PGA Cup and the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge.
From the golf club website