Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters course)

112 Plantation Drive, off Reynolds Drive,

Eatonton, Georgia GA 31024

  • Office

    +1 (888) 298 3119
  • Pro shop

    +1 (706) 485 0235
  • Fax

    +1 (706) 467 4013
  • Golf pro

    Jose Lopez (Head Professional)
  • Academy

    Reynolds Golf Academy, led by Charlie King; adjacent to Reynolds Lake Oconee's Oconee course.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and lakeside.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7073
6069
5107
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.7
69.5
69.6

At the same location:

Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to the following courses (all 18-hole, par-72 unless stated otherwise): Preserve course (Bob Cupp, 1988, 6674 yds); Landing course (Bob Cupp, 1986, 7048 yds); Great Waters course (Jack Nicklaus, 1992, 7073 yds); 27-hole National course (Tom Fazio, 1997, Bluff-Cove combination 7034 yds) and Oconee course (Rees Jones, 2002, 7029 yds). There are also two private courses: Creek Club (Jim Engh, 2007, 7079 yds) and Richland Club (Pete Dye, under construction).

Location

Latitude:

33.393541

Longitude:

-83.232465

How to get there:

81 miles E of Atlanta.

Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1992

Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters course): Great Waters is generally recognised as one of Georgia's top-rated golf courses and a very good tree-lined parkland layout. The layout begins with a parkland-style front nine, through rolling hills and thick forests. The short par-4 ninth hole is the first of the lake holes, with water creeping in on the right side of the green. The back-nine is a completely different experience with eight of the final nine holes touching the lake. A must play if you are in the area.

Spread around the extensive lakeside and residential development of Reynolds Lake Oconee are 117-holes of golf, contained in five public-access courses and the members-only Creek Club course. A second private course is planned/in development and will be known as the Richland Club.

The Reynolds Lake Oconee courses have been designed and crafted by a veritable Who's Who of great course architects, including: Jack Nicklaus (Great Waters), Bob Cupp (The Landing and The Preserve), Tom Fazio (27-hole National course), Rees Jones (The Oconee), Jim Engh (Creek Club) and Pete Dye (Richland Club).

Stay & Play at Reynolds Lake Oconee: nearby luxury accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Georgia

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Resort guests (staying at the Ritz-Carlton) can book to play on the following Reynolds Lake Oconee courses: Landing, Plantation, Great Waters, National and Oconee. The Creek and Richland Clubs are private, member-only courses.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $245. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times. Caddies and forecaddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Recognised for its natural beauty and riverside forests, the Oconee River has provided a family retreat for over 100 years. Many families quickly decided to "linger longer," turning one-or-two day visits into three-four-or five day family retreats.

By 1982, the river had become Lake Oconee, and Reynolds Plantation, now known as Reynolds Lake Oconee, was founded. It has evolved into a globally recognised resort, community and club, with six golf courses, nine dining venues, four full-service marinas, swimming pools, 21 miles of walking and biking trails, a world class fitness and tennis club, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel at its centre.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 94th best public course in the USA and 16th best course in Georgia.

Where2Stay

  • The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake OconeeAAA Five Diamond

    1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, Georgia 30642

    +1 (706) 467 0600

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    At The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, you'll be greeted by a shimmering lake and quiet tranquility. Whether your visit includes golfing on championship courses, a relaxing day of fishing, wandering through antebellum towns or just relaxing at the spa, this Georgia luxury hotel offers an engaging backdrop in the heart of nature.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Reynolds Lake Oconee (Oconee course).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Reynolds Lake Oconee (Landing, Preserve, Great Waters, National, Creek Club & Richland Club courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Cuscowilla; Harbor Club.

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