The Reynold’s Plantation in Georgia is home to 7 of the best courses in America. And the designs are not made by just any architect. These top caliber golf vacation destinations bear the names of some the industry’s best the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and Pete Dye. However, among the seven best, there will always be one that stands out; and in this resort, it is the Oconee Course designed by no less than the legendary Rees Jones himself.
The 18-hole par-72 Oconee Course, which stretches to 7,299 yards from the longest tees was named after the picturesque Lake Oconee which makes an appearance on most of the course’s 18 holes. Its layout is characterized as dramatic, challenging, and playable and has been the venue of countless memorable golf vacations. Lake Oconee and several other water features make or break any golfer’s game and it requires excellent strategy and shot-making skills to come out of this course as pristine as the majestic lake.
It has not only been praised but has been the choice host of some of the most prestigious events. Since it opened in 2002, the Oconee Course has already played host to the 2007 PGA Cup and the 2007 Chik-Fil-A-Bowl Alma Mater tournaments. It has also been listed as one of America’s Top Golf Courses by Zagat Survey (2007), as well as one of the Best Residential Golf Courses (Golfweek Magazine 2007). It was also ranked among the 100 Best Golf Shops in America by Golf World Business Magazine in 2006 and one of the Best Courses for Women by Golf for Women Magazine in 2006. With a portfolio this highly-awarded, it truly deserves the top spot at the Reynold’s Plantation – it proves to be the best golf vacation destination in its line of best golf courses.