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3 Reynolds courses rate among Georgia’s best

Greensboro, Ga. (April 25, 2018) – Home to one of the most diverse golf collections in the United States, Reynolds Lake Oconee has placed three of its courses on Golfweek magazine’s annual list of “Best Courses You Can Play.” 

On the 2018 “Best You Can Play” Top 15 list for Georgia, Reynolds Lake Oconee’s Great Waters course is ranked No. 2, with the Oconee course No. 5 and The Landing No. 13. Together the must-play courses continue to enrich the reputation of Reynolds Lake Oconee as a premier golf venue. 

The “Best Courses You Can Play” is a compilation of golf courses accessible to guest and/or public play in the United States. Each year Golfweek’s select team of more than 850 course raters surveys more than 3,600 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, visit www.golfweek.com/2017/12/05/golfweeks-best

“We recognize the significance of having three of our golf courses named to a highly regarded nationwide list like this,” said Wes Forester, Director of Golf at Reynolds Lake Oconee. “We appreciate Golfweek’s dedication to the game and are happy the raters share our belief that not only do we have the best collection of golf courses in Georgia, but one of the most impressive in the world.”

The Landing pioneered the golf industry on Lake Oconee when the Bob Cupp design opened in 1986 (originally as Port Armor Golf Club), the first course along the lake. Reynolds Lake Oconee introduced the legendary Jack Nicklaus to the golf community with Great Waters, which debuted in 1992 – and is to undergo a complete renovation, starting in June and to be completed in the fall of 2019. The Oconee Course is an idyllic Georgia sanctuary, with designer Rees Jones providing a pure, undisturbed setting for an authentic golf experience since 2002.

Overall, Reynolds Lake Oconee features six diverse golf course designs and is also 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 and four full-service marinas. Other activities include the Lake Club Wellness Center, Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds and Tennis Center, making Reynolds Lake Oconee a popular vacation destination.

Reynolds Lake Oconee offers a resort quality vacation 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.

For additional information, access www.reynoldslakeoconee.com .

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About Reynolds Lake Oconee

Located between Atlanta and golf’s legendary grounds in Augusta and surrounded by more than 350 miles of majestic shoreline on Georgia’s historic Lake Oconee, the golf destination resort community of Reynolds Lake Oconee features six championship golf courses and is home to The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade, a world-class instructional and club fitting facility. Over the past 30 years, Reynolds Lake Oconee has evolved into an outdoor recreation paradise that includes the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, award-winning tennis center, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, wellness campus, and full-service marinas to facilitate water sports. Guests can choose private accommodations that include luxury resort condominiums and cottages, or The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa named a 2016 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2015 Forbes Four-Star resort. Dining is available at 10 distinctive culinary venues. Originally established in 1988 as Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds Lake Oconee is roughly 90 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more, visit reynoldslakeoconee.com.

Real estate and other amenities are owned by Oconee Land Development Company LLC and/or other subsidiaries and affiliates of MetLife, Inc. (collectively, "OLDC" or “Sponsor”) and by unrelated third parties.  Reynolds Plantation Properties, LLC ("RPP") is the exclusive listing agent for OLDC-owned properties within Reynolds Lake Oconee.  RPP also represents buyers and sellers of properties in Reynolds Lake Oconee which OLDC does not own ("Resale Properties").  OLDC is not involved in the marketing or sale of Resale Properties. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy OLDC-owned real estate in Reynolds Lake Oconee by residents of HI, ID, OR, or any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law.  As to such states, any offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy applies only to Resale Properties.  Access and rights to recreational amenities may be subject to fees, membership dues, or other limitations.  Information provided is believed accurate as of the date printed but may be subject to change from time to time.  The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is a private commercial enterprise and use of the facilities is subject to the applicable fees and policies of the operator.  For OLDC properties, obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything.  No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property.  Void where prohibited by law.  WARNING:  THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT INSPECTED, EXAMINED, OR DISQUALIFIED THIS OFFERING.  An offering statement has been filed with the Iowa Real Estate Commission and a copy of such statement is available from OLDC upon request.  OLDC properties have been registered with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen at 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100 and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection at 1700 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20552.  Certain OLDC properties are registered with the Department of Law of the State of New York.  THE COMPLETE OFFERING TERMS ARE IN AN OFFERING PLAN AVAILABLE FROM SPONSOR.  FILE NO. H14-0001.

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