Six golf courses and a vast array of recreational activities set against the backdrop of a relaxing lakefront hotel reminiscent of the grand resorts of yesteryear.
RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge features 251 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, 6 private cottages and the 5,400 sq.ft. Presidential House. The community also offers approximately 50 vacation cottages and seven innstyle rooms. Ritz-Carlton dining: Linger Longer Steakhouse, Georgia’s Bistro and Gaby’s. Additional dining: The Landing, Plantation Grille and Overlook. Other amenities: 26,000 sq.ft. full-service spa, fitness center, tennis, lakeside pool, and watersports on 19,000 acre Lake Oconee. HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER: Ralph Vick.
GOLF FACILITIES: Five courses available to resort guests: The Plantation Course, par 72, 6,274 yards, by Bob Cupp with Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green. The Landing, par 72, 6,395 yards, Bob Cupp. Great Waters, par 72, 6,581 yards, Jack Nicklaus. The National, (27 holes) par 72, 6,593 yards, Tom Fazio. The Oconee, par 72, 6,732 yards, Rees Jones. The Creek Club, par 72 by Jim Engh (member play only).
INSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT: The TaylorMade Kingdom: Provides advanced swing analysis, club fitting and club building ordinarily accessible to tour pros only. Reynolds Golf Academy: Led by Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Charlie King, offers personal instruction in full swing, short game, putting and specialty shots.
VP OF GOLF: Mark Lammi. HEAD GOLF PROS: The Plantation Course: Ryan MacNeill; The Landing Course and The Creek Club: Wes Forester; Great Waters: Jose Lopez; The National: Michael Raymond; The Oconee Course: Mike Davenport.
TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: PGA Professional National Championship, 2008. PGA Cup, 2007. Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf, 1995 to 1997. NCAA Match Play Championship, 2007. NCAA Linger Longer Inv. 2006-2013.
RANKINGS: Four courses listed on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” 2012.
AWARDS: 25 Best Golf Resorts in the US – #8, Cigar Aficionado, 2013; 12 Best Private Golf Communities, Forbes, 2011; The Best Destinations in Golf, Golf Magazine Premier Resorts, 2010; World’s Best Golf Resort – #10, Travel & Leisure Golf, 2008; AAA Five Diamond Lodging Award, 2013; Forbes Four-Star Award, 2013.
RATES: Golf packages at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge start at $369 pp/per night. Cottage Packages start at $229 pp/per night. (Subject to season and availability).
GETTING THERE: Just 80 miles from Atlanta and the world’s busiest airport.
Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee
100 Linger Longer Road
Greensboro, GA 30642
Telephone: (706) 467-3151