Reynolds Lake Oconee - The Creek Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7079
Slope 131
Rating 72.1
Type Private
The Creek Club, designed by Jim Engh is the exclusive member-only course of Reynolds Lake Oconee and is a true enigma compared to the other five courses. Richland Creek comes into play on 14 holes, demanding forced carries on eight of them, either off the tee or from the fairway. Much like the creek, the course flows with constantly changing features, appearing mild at some points, dramatic and bold at others. Each hole is characterized with distinctive mounding and bunkers that complement the topography and impact shot values, along with greens enhanced by multiple contours and collection areas. Engh was given the task to create something ‘outside the box’ and has truly accomplished that with The Creek Club.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
One 72 7079 yards 72.1 131
One/Three 72 6490 yards 69.5 126
Three 72 6215 yards 68.5 123
Three (W) 72 6215 yards 74.0 135
Three/Four 72 5853 yards 66.5 117
Three/Four (W) 72 5853 yards 72.0 131
Four (W) 72 5487 yards 70.1 127
Four 72 5487 yards 65.1 109
Four/Five (W) 72 5044 yards 68.4 122
Five (W) 72 4737 yards 66.8 112
Scorecard for The Creek
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: 72.1/131 578 352 391 212 474 398 173 556 404 3538 464 233 569 185 559 402 348 224 557 3541 7079
One/Three M: 69.5/126 535 352 391 176 413 336 153 497 404 3257 412 199 512 185 514 333 348 173 557 3233 6490
Three M: 68.5/123 W: 74.0/135 535 306 360 176 413 336 153 497 337 3113 412 199 512 154 514 333 303 173 502 3102 6215
Three/Four M: 66.5/117 W: 72.0/131 535 306 308 134 355 293 153 497 337 2918 364 166 469 143 514 333 303 141 502 2935 5853
Four M: 65.1/109 W: 70.1/127 489 264 308 134 355 293 140 454 287 2724 364 166 469 143 478 295 255 141 454 2765 5489
Four/Five M: 63.4/103 W: 68.4/122 434 264 262 134 297 293 140 413 244 2481 364 134 410 143 434 295 255 112 416 2563 5044
Five W: 66.8/112 434 211 262 88 297 242 109 413 244 2300 319 134 410 123 434 264 225 112 416 2437 4737
Handicap 11 17 3 5 1 13 7 15 9 2 6 4 16 8 18 10 14 12
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 3 15 1 9 11 5 13 6 16 4 14 2 12 8 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Fairways Zorro Zoysia Grass
Greens Crenshaw Bentgrass
Architect Jim Engh (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Certainly never boring

A few days removed from this round and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about the layout. But I will say this: architectJim Engh delivered a polarizing course that is sure to leave a lasting impression. The Creek is one of six courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee, and it's the only facility that is completely private. You have to be a platinum member in order to play here, or be escorted by one.

That's interesting to me because it feels a bit like a wild "calendar golf" course that tourists would love to play and get a kick out of, like Tobacco Road, for example. Nevertheless, Oconee members enjoy the exclusive and one-of-a-kind facility.

I've played some Engh courses before and so I had an idea of what to expect: Big fairways, spectacular vistas off the tee, split fairways, eye-popping bunkers and remarkable greens complex imagination.

What's interesting to me is that it's both player-friendly and not at the same time: Fairways and greens are generally bowled, so errant shots are easily corralled, but bunkers are deep and often in front of elevated greens. The bowls surrounding greens also mean you usually park your cart well above the green and tip-toe down. I'd be curious how elderly players manage here between the deep bunkers and mounding. You can also putt it off the green if you're in the wrong spot.

The 18th hole is, fittingly, an over-the-top finish. The elevated tee is spectacular, and Engh built three greens for this hole alone. We played high up to the left, but IMO the middle green seemed like the only one worth keeping. Anyways...

I'm glad I played the course, it's certainly got five-star scenery, even though it's mostly away from the lake, though I don't think resort guests should be knocking down the gates to play it with a lot of great golf to play on property. But for members at a six-course facility, having one like this is probably a hoot once in awhile.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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