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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6674 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

The Preserve, designed by Bob Cupp and opened in 1988, is the original golf course built at Reynolds Lake Oconee and offers a host of subtle challenges in the form of swales, depressions, undulations, fall-away slopes and false fronts. The layout takes full advantage of the natural, rolling topography with the end result being an extremely playable golf course for low handicappers and beginners. The Preserve is also home to "The Quick Six," a six-hole loop of a course within a course where each hole is less than 130 yards and can be played in about an hour.

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways 419 Bermudagrass
Greens Penn A-1 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (1988) Fuzzy Zoeller (1988) Hubert Green (1988) Bob Cupp (2005) Gus Grantham (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.1
3 Reviews (3)
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Austere bunkering lets terrain do the talking

Many golf courses are over-bunkered. Rather than strategic hazards, bunkers often become crutches used by architects to add "character" or "eye candy" to a course. Which makes it refreshing to see a course with relatively few.

To be fair, flat courses often need bunkers to be interesting.

The Preserve has barely a dozen and a half bunkers, which is appropriate given the significant natural rise and fall of most of the hole corridors. Uphill shots abound, but due to light bunkering and plenty of gathering slopes, such shots are manageable. The front-nine holes by Lake Oconee offer only token looks, unfortunately, but overall The Preserve is an enjoyable layout for members and guests.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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

A solid fourth option at Reynolds Plantation

With six strong golf courses, it's easy for a course to get lost in the shuffle at Reynolds Plantation. That's sort of what happens at the Plantation course. It doesn't have as many lake holes as Great Waters and the Oconee course. It's not as highly regarded as the 27-hole National course by Tom Fazio, either.
But, when comparing it to most courses in most places, the Plantation is quite good.
Some nice elevated tee shots keep it fun and playable. The trees lining the fairways never feel like they're crowding the tee shots, yet you can still finding yourself fishing your ball out of them if you're not swinging well. Overall, a solid - not spectacular - choice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Outstanding course in a beautiful setting

The Plantation Course at Reynolds Plantation was my first private members course. I was astounded with every aspect of Reynolds Plantation from the service and amenities to the course conditions. The courses are well-maintained and in excellent condition. A few of the courses offer challenging lakeside shots and others require forced carries or conservative club selection based on power.

I would recommend the Plantation Course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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