What’s Happening at Reynolds Lake Oconee

by | May 3, 2023 | LIFESTYLE

What’s Happening at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Acclaimed golf course architect, Tom Fazio, has returned to Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia, The world-famous designer completed plans for nine holes that will join his existing The Bluff-nine on the National course to create an entirely new 18-hole layout.

The original Fazio-designed 18-hole National course opened in 1997. In 2000, its two nines, The Ridge and The Bluff, were joined by an additional nine holes–called The Cove–allowing for various play combinations. The existing 27 holes use the natural rolling terrain highlighted by hardwood forests, streams, ponds, and views of Lake Oconee. The combined nines also provide plenty of challenge, with any of the pairings boasting more bunkers than any of the five other courses at Reynolds.

The future 18-hole course will utilize adjacent land distinguished by a creek, large natural boulders, and an existing pond. The land slopes gradually down toward a cove of Lake Oconee with more than 100 feet of elevation change. This will be the only course at Reynolds Lake Oconee to traverse both sides of the peninsula and touch the lake from both Richland Creek and the Oconee River.

“My goal is always to create distinctive, one-of-a kind golf courses,” says Fazio. “There is a lot of terrain variation–lots of ups and downs, ins and outs, twists and turns– which is great for golf. That’s what makes this such a fine natural setting.”

The first five holes will use the existing Bluff routing, followed by nine all-new holes, including a ninth green that will sit along Lake Oconee. The final four holes will connect back to the Bluff.

Tom added, “Members will enjoy this golf course because it will have character and never play the same. This new course will provide a challenge and have endless possibilities of capturing your emotions and feelings.”

One of the business leaders at Reynolds Lake Oconee said he’s pleased that Fazio is designing another golf course layout in the community.

“We are fortunate that Tom Fazio applied his vision at Reynolds Lake Oconee again to create and integrate nine new holes with the world-class golf course he originally designed. It’s an honor for our community,” said Robert Merck, global head of real estate at MetLife Investment Management and investment manager of Reynolds Lake Oconee. “Our members and their guests are certain to be challenged and energized by his latest design.”

The new 18-hole experience will open in late 2024 and be private, accessible only to Reynolds Lake Oconee members. With the addition of the new course, there will now be seven golf courses with two private 18-hole courses–including this new Fazio design and the Creek Club– as well as another 90 holes available for member and resort golf play: The National (Fazio); The Landing (Bob Cupp); Great Waters (Jack Nicklaus);
The Preserve (Cupp); and The Oconee (Rees Jones).

Reynolds Lake Oconee is part of the awesome Georgia Golf Trail, a collaboration of the finest resorts and golf clubs throughout the Peach State, located from the mountains to the plains to the Atlantic coastline.


The latest real estate offering delivers a different kind of lifestyle and experience within the already celebrated community of Reynolds Lake Oconee. Welcoming and walkable, the architecture and design recall simpler times in some of America’s most beloved coastal and lake destinations- just a short drive from Atlanta.


Richland Pointe Village offers a different kind of lifestyle and experience within the already celebrated community of Reynolds Lake Oconee.

A mix of cottages, walk-ups, and larger lake residences- connected by the lakefront, wooded parks, and paths- create an intimate atmosphere spilling out to a dramatic peninsula home to world-class amenities.

A refined lakefront casual establishment, Richland Pointe Restaurant features an unforgettable indoor/outdoor bar with lake views and a unique menu with a global influence.

Highlighting the restaurant is the 52-foot wraparound bar that encompasses 860 square feet and offers to sit inside and outside when the folding windows are opened up. The restaurant sits adjacent to an infinity-edged pool overlooking the lake with a zero-entry feature on one end and ample space for wading or simply relaxing on the decks just above the pool edge, looking across the lake.

Reynolds is the first community in the United States to install Technogym equipment. The 12-station workout is a completely guided, personalized program that delivers an engaged circuit training experience in less time with no adjustments and no need for an instructor. Other offerings at the new Wellness Center include three treatment rooms for massages and aesthetics, a wide range of specialties from around the world, an on-site health coach, indoor and outdoor spin, cardio, yoga, movement, and stretch classes, and a relaxation pool.

This place checks all of the boxes- from amazing design and decor to luxury amenities galore.

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Photos Courtsey of Reynolds Lake Oconee


About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Dave Daubert</a>

Dave Daubert

Dave, a member of Golf Writers of America and International Golf Travel Writers Associations, has been writing about all things golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years before joining eSouthernGOLF in 2013 as Editor. Dave has been published at TriStateGolfer, FairwaysGolfCanada, GeorgiaGolf&Travel, TexasGolfInsider, GolfTrips, NewEngland.Golf, ProGolfWeekly, and numerous regional and state publications. His unique perspective and insight make for an enjoyable read and interesting articles. Contact him at

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