Reynolds Lake Oconee - The Oconee

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7029
Slope 137
Rating 73.5
Type Public
The Oconee, designed by Rees Jones, offers a true championship risk/reward experience along the shores of Lake Oconee. The golf course challenges players with exceptional views and tempts them to shorten holes by taken a more direct route over tree-lined doglegs or watery inlets. Water elements such as the lake and interior creeks and ponds come into play on nine holes, including each of the final four, which bring rounds at The Oconee to a dramatic close.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
One 72 7029 yards 73.5 137
Two 72 6732 yards 72.1 134
Tournament 72 6442 yards 70.8 132
Three 72 6294 yards 70.0 128
Four (W) 72 5718 yards 72.9 130
Four 72 5718 yards 67.4 122
Mixed (W) 72 5318 yards 70.7 123
Five (W) 72 5198 yards 69.9 122
Scorecard for Oconee
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
One M: 73.5/137 559 397 417 368 171 356 500 203 435 3406 571 401 363 231 448 175 422 546 466 3623 7029
Two M: 72.1/134 538 377 396 362 151 340 495 185 411 3255 548 393 356 211 442 166 398 520 443 3477 6732
Tournament M: 70.8/132 513 367 378 362 132 340 495 185 390 3162 529 362 356 187 385 166 379 490 426 3280 6442
Three M: 70.0/128 W: 76.0/137 513 367 378 330 132 334 478 159 390 3081 529 362 325 187 385 130 379 490 426 3213 6294
Four M: 67.4/122 W: 72.9/130 417 315 313 330 132 334 428 159 355 2783 453 362 325 140 362 130 298 490 375 2935 5718
Mixed M: 65.3/119 W: 70.7/123 417 315 313 284 132 267 417 159 293 2597 453 263 271 140 362 130 298 429 375 2721 5318
Five W: 69.9/122 417 315 313 284 102 267 417 127 293 2535 453 263 271 103 362 109 298 429 375 2663 5198
Handicap 9 11 1 17 15 7 5 13 3 14 8 10 12 6 18 2 16 4
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 1 13 15 5 3 17 7 12 14 8 16 4 18 2 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways 419 Bermudagrass
Greens Champion Bermudagrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2002) Greg Muirhead (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. Collared shirts only for men. No bathing suits, tank tops, jeans, cut-offs.

Reviews

4.1
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What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 3
Drinks 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 3
Elevation Changes 3
Water Hazards 3
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 3
Entertaining Clients 3
Group Getaways 3
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 3
Worth the Drive 2
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun at every turn, The Oconee is solid throughout

If you're looking for a course with generous fairways, interesting holes and terrific conditioning, then come to Reynolds and enjoy any of the courses here. The Oconee Course, however, is exceptional. Designed by Rees Jones, the course offers great views of Lake Oconee with a magnificent set of par 3s as well as good risk-reward holes. Arguably, it's the best layout at the resort, holes 1 through 18.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

The Oconee rates as the other must-play at Reynolds Plantation

To most people, the Oconee is the second-best course at Reynolds Plantation behind Great Waters. I'm guessing my three-star rating for conditioning would have been higher if I hadn't played the course in February one week after an ice storm AND an earthquake. The movement of the land and feel of the course reminds me of Treetops in northern Michigan. Both are beautiful places. The final two holes bring Lake Oconee into play, the 17th on the right side and the 18th along the left. They're the highlights of the day. The food in the Linger Longer Steakhouse in the clubhouse is worth sampling after the round.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Ritzy Gem

Reynolds Plantation is one of those destinations for a true golfer. The whole community itself has everything a die hard golfer could want, golf, golf and more golf... Oh yeah and a TMAG Kingdom fitting location for the equipment/fitting lovers out there located at the Oconee range. The Oconee course itself is connected to the Ritz Carlton resort. You experience true southern hospitality and charm the moment you step on the property. The resort is an easy 5 stars. Located on Lake Oconee the hotel as well as the course offers spectacular lake vistas throughout. It is a Rees Jones design, where he has routed along the Lake Oconee shoreline on many holes. Utilizing the lake as well as creeks and ponds he has offered up some great risk/reward opportunities throughout your round. Elevation changes, mounding and bunkers are not only appealing to the eye but makes you think as you go around all 18 holes. It is a par 72 and can get to just over 7,000 yards. The greens are bermuda grass and it has received many accolades including making the best resort courses and top American courses lists. The course you may have seen on TV as it hosts the Chic-fil-a Bowl Challenge. A fun event for coaches and former athletes from SEC and ACC schools. In watching that you can see the average amateur can get around and enjoy the course. This will be a place you enjoy and want to come back to.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
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Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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