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Reynolds Lake Oconee expands Kingdom of Golf center

Reynolds Lake Oconee, TaylorMade Remain Partners In Premier Golf Training Facility

GREENSBORO, Ga. (March 7, 2017) — A major expansion of The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade (The Kingdom), the premier golf training facility in the country, has been completed and will be unveiled in April at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

The 16-acre, 7,600-square-foot campus – adjacent to the Rees Jones-designed Oconee Course and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee – has evolved into a creative, comprehensive golf academy adaptable to all golfers.

Previously available only to PGA TOUR professionals, The Kingdom now offers an unmatched custom golf-club-fitting experience and on-site club building along with golf instruction for all ages and skill levels. Through Reynolds Lake Oconee’s exclusive partnership with TaylorMade, The Kingdom is available to all guests of Reynolds Lake Oconee, whether staying in cottages or at The Ritz-Carlton.

Access to the five award-winning courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee enhances one’s golf education and experience. Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee ranks among the most exciting golf experiences in the country, with six courses designed by architects Jack Nicklaus (Great Waters), Tom Fazio (National), Bob Cupp (Preserve, The Landing), Jim Engh (Creek Club) and Jones (Oconee).

The Kingdom is home to an expansive range; four fully enclosed, heated hitting bays; three heated, covered hitting bays; a three-hole, short-game practice area; and classroom facilities that allow for private or group instruction over a single day or multiple days.

The instruction curriculum — which integrates Reynolds Kingdom of Golf teaching and coaching staff — includes golf fitness training and complete swing and body analysis. Two fully enclosed teaching studios are equipped with the latest in technology, including TrackMan 4 and Bodi-Track force plates, as well as high-speed Ximea cameras.

Since its debut in 2007, The Kingdom has served as the East Coast fitting center for many PGA and LPGA Tour stars. It is the only TaylorMade venue in the country where recreational golfers can be fit for equipment in the same elite environment used by tour players and club professionals on staff with TaylorMade.

The expansion of The Kingdom is another example of the $50 million investment in ongoing renovations at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Since MetLife’s initial investment in August 2012, the golf courses, clubhouses, and hotels have undergone substantial investment and improvements. Additionally, a golf village was built at the National course and dining areas in the Great Waters clubhouse were renovated. The rooms, cottages, restaurants, spa, and pools of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee also have been redecorated and refurbished.

Along with its world-class golf courses, Reynolds Lake Oconee features four marinas, the Lake Club wellness center, and an award-winning tennis center, making it a popular vacation destination.

For additional information about The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade, or accommodations at Reynolds Lake Oconee, access www.reynoldslakeoconee.com.

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About Reynolds Lake Oconee

Famous as Reynolds Plantation for nearly three decades and now simply Reynolds Lake Oconee, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., situated along more than 350 miles of shoreline and featuring six championship golf courses, dining, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, marinas, a tennis center and a wellness campus.  The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is a 251-room lakefront resort and spa, which was named a 2015 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2014 Forbes Four-Star resort. The community is located about an hour and a half drive from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information, visit www.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.