Along the shores of Lake Oconee is an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of Augusta during Masters Week.
At The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, resort guests are invited into a world of their own where the only deadline that you'll need to meet is your tee time or spa appointment and where meals are enjoyed overlooking the lake.
All rooms at the Ritz Carlton are luxuriously appointed and feature a balcony overlooking the resort or the lake. Each room is furnished with a 37-inch flat-screen cable TV with HBO, a refrigerator and coffee facilities, marble bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers.
Dining at this Lake Oconee, GA resort is strongly tied to its surroundings. Southern-inspired dishes feature ingredients cultivated by local farmers. The iconic steak is served with a golf-course view, arrival to the lakeside restaurant is by boat, and barrels house spirits exclusive to the resort.
Georgia’s restaurant offers regional fare with a deep rooted southern influence. Chef Shaun Thomas prepares comfort food that is inviting to the entire family and is a perfect dining experience set inside or on the patio facing the lake.
The Linger Longer Steakhouse offers seating by the open kitchen along with a double sided stacked-stone fireplace. Featuring a delightful menu guests enjoy cuts of meat, tableside carvings, seafood, family sides and a selection of new savory menu items.
Along with a new look, the steakhouse has debuted Chill - a raw bar experience that is open daily, serving up seafood favourites including oysters, tuna tartare, Jonah crab claws, whole lobsters and more.
Gaby's by the Lake is located poolside and offers some of the most inspiring vistas of Lake Oconee. With a fresh, neutral palate complemented by rustic hues, Gaby’s provides a relaxing atmosphere that rings true to the restaurant’s “No Shirt, No Shoes, Our Pleasure,” motto. Chef Jordan Whitney showcases a menu featuring items such as Brisket Street Tacos and Black Angus Skirt Steak accompanied by old favourites including salads, sandwiches, pizzas and the infamous Lobster Grilled Cheese.
With Lake Oconee and the Georgia landscape as their background, four legendary architects—Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp—designed the resort’s five championship golf courses. The 99 holes play through wooded areas, rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, inlets and tree-lined doglegs to offer challenges for players of all levels
The original course built at Lake Oconee, the Bob Cupp designed Landing winds naturally through wooded areas and rolling hills.
The Landing showcases three holes that wrap dramatically along the lakeshore. Cupp’s distinctive touch is evident in the settings he conceived for the greens and the shot values he instilled throughout the course making The Landing one of the premium golf venues on Lake Oconee.
The Preserve incorporates essential design principle of subtle deception and philosophy of making the game fun for players of all levels by taking advantage of the natural rolling topography.
The Preserve Course was the first course built at Reynolds Lake Oconee, opening in 1988 and to this day, is known as the most player friendly of the collection of courses here. Award-winning architect Bob Cupp designed the rolling, tree-lined layout, with assistance from U.S. Open champions Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green.
Only have an hour to play, enjoy the fast-pace Quick Six. The Quick Six Experience is a unique six hole "course within a course" that can be played in 60 minutes.
The National's trademark is its dramatic elevation changes from tee to fairway, as well as on approach shots — some as much as 60 feet.
Players will have the chance to use every club in their bag along this challenging layout and a true work of art.
Completed in 2000, the 27-hole National Course by Tom Fazio is defined by hardwood forests and gently sloping terrain. Flowering dogwoods and azaleas line the fairways with spectacular panoramas of Lake Oconee and the Oconee River Valley.
Fazio used the lay of the land to create one of the more artistic courses you will find.
The Oconee Course, designed by Rees Jones, is a strikingly beautiful risk/reward layout aptly named for the 19,000-acre lake that serves as the community’s centerpiece.
It challenges golfers with distracting views and tempts them to shorten holes by taking more direct routes over watery inlets. First time visitors to The Oconee are struck by its rural, natural atmosphere and the beauty of the lake that frames it.
Key to the popularity of this course is the challenge for all levels of play, five sets of tees offer options for every type of golfer.
The Oconee is host to The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee and is within walking distance from The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.
Great Waters has reopened succeeding an 18-month renovation and is now available for reservations. The Nicklaus Design team has modernized and reinvented the signature golf course, originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1992. Bask in panoramic views on the Lake Oconee shoreline and the serenity of Georgia’s verdant forests on 7,400 yards of championship golf.
“’Spectacular’ is a pretty good word for the golf course,” said Nicklaus, the famed golfing legend. “We created a little more of an exciting golf course with more variety, a golf course that is really strong again.”
The healing elements of water, the benefits of locally cultivated herbs and the science behind products from ESPA and Eminence come together at this luxury spa in Georgia.
Among the highlights of this Lake Oconee resort, the spa offers a nearly 30,000 sq.-ft. retreat with extensive relaxation facilities including saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and an expanded ladies’ lounge as well as an indoor pool.
Treatments are elevated versions of traditional therapies, and The Spa includes a spacious nail area offer dedicated services.