Whether it’s a quick trip from nearby Atlanta or a more leisurely visit from a nearby state, all drives to Georgia’s Reynolds Lake Oconee finish in the perfect position. Perfect, that is, for golfers who enjoy being treated to a free round of golf on the afternoon of arrival, as well as their first round of drinks “on the house.”
Those are two of the perks in the new “First Round’s On Us” stay-and-play package designed for midweek travelers searching for a leisurely stay and an absence of crowds. The package includes unlimited access to five award-winning golf courses and a spacious private cottage, with two to four bedrooms, for a resort-style vacation with all the comforts of home.
Available October 1 through December 31, 2016, the “First Round’s On Us” golf and cottage package includes:
- Complimentary round of golf on day of arrival (after noon EDT)
- Complimentary round of drinks (one per person) following each day’s round of golf
- Choice of cottage for one to three nights
- Breakfast daily
- Same course, same day unlimited golf on Oconee, Great Waters, National and Landing ($50 signature course charge for play on the Great Waters and Oconee course is applied to the first round of the day)
Pricing from $249 per person, per night (minimum two people per cottage)
The Landing Cottages surround The Village at The Landing — an amenity complex consisting of a recently renovated and award-winning clubhouse, golf shop, Bob Cupp designed golf course, playground, bocce ball and tennis courts. Woodland, golf, and lake views are available.
The Village at Lake Club Pointe condominiums provide spectacular golf, lake, and woodland views. These fully-equipped residences are located near The Ritz-Carlton, The Lake Club Marina and Tennis Center, and provide immediate access to miles of walking trails and gracious outdoor living spaces from which to take in the beautiful views.
One of only 11 golf resorts in the country to earn the prestigious Platinum Medal from GOLF Magazine, Reynolds Lake Oconee is one of the most exciting golf experiences in the country. The collection features Great Waters (designed by Jack Nicklaus), The National (Tom Fazio), Oconee (Rees Jones), The Landing and newly renovated Planation (both by Bob Cupp).
While at Reynolds Lake Oconee, golfers also might want to “test drive” some of the latest equipment from TaylorMade at the newly expanded Reynolds Kingdom of Golf, presented by TaylorMade. The premier full-game improvement experience in golf features the TaylorMade MATT-T system; clubs built at the onsite TaylorMade Tour Trailer; two fully enclosed hitting bays; three covered and heated hitting areas; TrackMan 4 launch monitors; and high-speed Ximea cameras.
Besides golf, Reynolds Lake Oconee offers plenty to fill the beautiful autumn days. With 19,000 acres and 374 miles of shoreline, Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake, providing some of the state's best fishing, along with swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking, and water skiing. Other amenities include four full-service marinas and an award-winning tennis center, making it no surprise that Reynolds Lake Oconee is one of the Southeast’s most popular vacation destinations.
Since MetLife’s initial investment in Reynolds Lake Oconee in August 2012, five of the six golf courses have undergone substantial investment and improvements. The $40 million investment in ongoing renovations include the new golf village built at the National course, as well as renovated dining areas in the Great Waters clubhouse. Also, all rooms, cottages, restaurants, spa, and pools of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee have been redecorated and refurbished.