The Lake Oconee area is fortunate to be served by nine exceptional golf courses. With rolling terrain, elevation changes, streams, mature trees and proximity to lake water, each one offers a unique experience to the golf enthusiast.
The Reynolds Landing Course boasts 18 championship holes, also designed by Bob Cupp. This legendary course offers naturally wooded terrain with rolling hills and lush fairways. Golfweek and the Atlanta Journal have ranked this course “Best in State.”
Reynolds Plantation managed communities feature 99 holes of championship golf on five different courses, available exclusively to members and to guests of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (the highest rated Golf Resort in the 2005 Zagat Survey of “America’s Top Golf Courses”)
The Plantation Course, the first course built at Reynolds Plantation, was designed by Bob Cupp with the insight of U.S. Open Champions Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green. Long a favorite of Reynolds members and visiting guests, the course was named “Best New Resort Course” by Golf Digest when it debuted in 1988. The Plantation clubhouse was renovated in 2002.
If you are up for a challenge, you will not want to miss the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf on the Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee award winning Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore inspired course. Highly ranked and regarded as #1 in Georgia as ranked by 2009 Golfweek's "Top 100 Best Courses You can Play" and "#5America's Best Residential Golf Course" by Golfweek 2009. The Cuscowilla golf course winds through rolling meadows and valleys of pine. Enjoy a tranquil and peaceful round of golf while walking this exceptional natural course with one of our well trained caddies. Also keep in mind, GOLF Magazine rated Cuscowilla "#19 Top 100 Courses in America you can play, for 2009.
The Harbor Club Golf Course was the first design for award winning architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish built east of the Mississippi. It has been selected as one of the Southeast’s fifty most distinctive development courses and one of Georgia’s fifteen best courses by Golf Digest. The Blue Tee stroke rating is 71.3 and the slope rating is 131.
Great Waters features nine holes on Lake Oconee and incredible views. Former home to the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf, this Jack Nicklaus signature course is a fixture on all of the major publications’ “Best Courses” lists. Most recently, the 2005 Zagat Guide to America’s Best Golf Courses rated Great Waters as one the 20 best courses in the country, and upscale newsletter Golf Odyssey rates Great Waters back nine as the “Best nine holes in the Southeast”.
The Creek at Hard Labor offer golfers a unique and challenging course. This rolling course is one of the State of Georgia’s public courses and offers a natural course design without houses or human encroachments. Deer and wildlife abound in this course which is situated in the largest state park in Georgia and the course provides a pleasingly difficult round.
The National is a 27-hole masterpiece that makes great use of the rolling terrain, hardwood forests and water views of the Oconee River Valley. Tom Fazio sculpted the three distinct nines through the natural terrain, making use of streams, ponds and the lake to create a course named by Golfweek as one of America’s “Top Real Estate Courses”.
Great lakefront topography helps make the Rees Jones-designed Oconee course a championship course, but five sets of tees allow players to take on as much of that challenge as they desire. With a caddie service and the adjacent Reynolds Golf Academy, the Oconee provides a great golf experience. The new course has been showered with awards, including the #5 ranking in GOLF FOR WOMEN Magazine’s “50 Best Courses For Women” and “10 Best New Upscale Courses” in Golf Digest.
Jim Engh, called the game's "hottest designer" by Golf Digest when it recently honored him as the magazine's first-ever Architect of the Year, has been selected to design a members-only course at Reynolds Plantation, scheduled to open in early 2007.
Uncle Remus Golf Course,named after the lovable character in Joel Chandler Harris's tales, is a nine hole, public course in Eatonton. The course features 6,780 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.6 and it has a slope rating of 119. Designed by Bubba Ellis, the Uncle Remus golf course opened in 1961. Please call (706) 485-6850 for more information.
The 18-hole regulation golf-course at the Little Fishing Creek Golf Course facility in Milledgeville, Georgia features 6,700 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Gary Player, the Little Fishing Creek golf course opened in 1981 and offers green fees at a substantial discount from the going rate.
The Milledgeville Country Club golf course is now open to public play. Non-members can enjoy hitting the greens on this 18 hole course designed in 1959 by George Cobb – the infamous designer of the Par 3 course at Augusta National Golf Club. The course has since had modifications and now features 6118 yards of golf with reasonable green fees.
The 9-hole "Greene County Country Club" course offers 3276 yards of golf for those interested in a smaller course. With a par of 72, the Greene County Country Club is one of two public courses visitors can play while in Greene County.