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4 Reynolds Lake Oconee courses honored


Greensboro, Ga. (May 28, 2019) – 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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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

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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