The center course of Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds National Golf Club is one great course to spend a week of golf vacation in. Also known as “The National”, this is Tom Fazio’s third masterpiece for Reynolds Plantation. The course is sandy, with 115 bunkers. According to Assistant Professional Ryan Frisch, the key ingredient for this course is shot-making. The golf balls do not hit the front and roll onto the green; they embed into the side of the hill and stay within inches of where they landed. To fully enjoy every game, golfers must able to control their forces on each strike.
As expected from a Fazio creation, the bunkers are not just oval, but consist of tentacles in every direction. This style is worthy of being considered as a product of modern art. Reynolds National Golf Club features breathtaking views and extraordinary elevations. The 27 holes skirt the shores of Lake Oconee. In 2006 and 2007, the intense forests of hardwoods, flowering wild dogwoods, and pleasant-looking pines helped the club garner many prestigious awards that include “America’s Best Resort Courses” by GolfWeek Magazine and “100 Must Play Courses of Georgia” by Golfstyles Magazine. This is the reason why The National is a place worth spending a golf vacation or two in.
“It’s no surprise that The National turned out as well as it did because the Reynolds folks have the patience and commitment to do things right,” Fazio said. The recognitions and awards that Reynolds National Golf Club has received only make up a small part of the reasons why guests should have a golf trip to this place. And it takes an actual trip to be convinced.