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Reynolds Lake OconeeCentral Georgia
The epitome of an all inclusive golf resort in Georgia, Reynolds Lake Oconee offers a fun filled lake and golf lifestyle in traditional neighborhoods away from the congestion of a metropolitan city. If the need arises, the city of Atlanta is only 1.5 hours to the west and Georgia's beaches are located about 3 hours to the east. The most discriminating golfers and boaters will appreciate the level of resort amenities at one of the finest gated communities in Georgia on Lake Oconee.
REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- Six Championship Lake Oconee Golf Courses by Nicklaus, Fazio, Jones, Cupp and Engh
- Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade
- Five Golf Clubhouses
- Six Resort-style Swimming Pools
- 16 Tennis Courts with Stadium Seating
- 38,000 Square Foot Fitness Center
- Four Full Service Marinas with Boat Ramps
- The Ritz-Carlton Lodge
- Lake Oconee Village - retail shopping complex
Reynolds is home to six championship courses and all are Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. The Lake Oconee golf courses are designed by championship golfers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh. The Landing golf course opened in 1986, The Plantation Course opened in 1998 and Great Waters Course opened in 1992. The next course at Reynolds featuring 27 holes, The National, opened in 1997. The Oconee Course by Rees Jones opened for play in 2002. The Creek Club opened in 2007 and is a members only private golf club.
Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade is one of the golf schools in Georgia catering to serious golfers seeking to improve their game. The academy features a 16 acre short game facility and TaylorMade test and custom fit center. Prestigious awards bestowed upon this golf resort in Georgia include:
- Best Golf of Any Community in America by GOLF Magazine
- Top Golf Resorts in the US by Conde Nast Traveler
- Top 100 You Can Play by GOLF Magazine
- America's Top Golf Courses by Zagat
- Best Golf Community in the Country by LINKS Magazine
The gated community offers several levels of club membership within the southern inspired communities. The Platinum membership includes full privileges at all six courses, including the member-only Creek Club. The Gold and Silver memberships are paired with specific Reynolds Lake Oconee golf courses. Social club membership includes 12 rounds of golf annually and provides access to all the amenities.
Beautiful Lake Oconee spreads across 19,000 acres hugging 374 miles of shoreline. The lake is managed by Georgia Power. Lake levels fluctuate minimally allowing permanent boat docks behind lakefront homes at Reynolds. Central Georgia's warmer weather is conducive to year round golf and water sports, ideal to owners of Lake Oconee homes. Largemouth bass, sunfish, bream and catfish are popular fish species caught in the lake. Reynolds has four full-service marinas offering boat rentals, fuel docks and repair services. Boat rentals options include pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes at the Lake Oconee golf courses.
There are five community clubhouses in the gated communities in Georgia at Reynolds. Dining options range from elegant dining to more casual menus served lake side. The famous Ritz-Carlton Lodge overlooks Lake Oconee and is adjacent to the Oconee Course. The gated community has six resort-style swimming pools, 16 tennis courts and double-court stadium seating, 14 miles of walking trails and a 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art health and wellness center. Services at The Lake Club include spa treatments, personal trainers and wellness classes.
Just beyond Reynold's gated entrance, Lake Oconee Village is home to a Publix grocery store, Spotlight Theatres, Restaurants, Medical Offices and Retail Shops. Each month during the summer, Reynolds is the host of its own Neighborhood Market where local farmers and artists bring their homemade products to the southern inspired communities. Nearby Lake Oconee best schools include Athens Academy, Gatewood School and Lake Oconee Academy, a high-performing Public Charter School rated among the top schools in the state.
Residents at Reynolds Lake Oconee have the option of participating in more than 30 self-organized social clubs in the community. Member activities include the Plantation Ladies Club, Men's Club and special interest groups. Many of the clubs are deeply involved in volunteerism to help the local community. In addition, The Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS) presents a wide range of cultural performances from the ballet and art exhibits to musical events. In addition, The Linger Longer Living cultural lifestyle programs combine the best of visual and performing arts (including exhibitions, music, lectures, excursions and instruction). Newcomers have many opportunities to meet neighbors and form warm friendships.
Approximately 2,300 homes have been built to date of the 4,000 to 5,000 planned at the golf resort in Georgia. Architectural home styles include Cottage, Southern Traditional, Craftsman and Mountain Rustic. Reynolds homesites can be found under $50k. Single-family homes start in the $300k's and can easily exceed $1 million, those lakefront homes on Lake Oconee and at The Landings golf course. New spacious cottages and condominiums, many with lake and golf views are priced in the $300k's among the southern inspired communities.
Reynolds Lake Oconee is located 90 miles east of Atlanta, along the Antebellum Trails of Georgia. The Central Georgia moderate climate permits year round play on the Lake Oconee golf courses. Retiring Baby Boomers are drawn to this area because of the mild winter weather. As the state of Georgia is phasing out state income tax on retirement income between now and 2016, we see Georgia gaining more attention from Baby Boomers as they search for vacation and second homes in the gated communities in Georgia.
Our real estate score for Reynolds Lake Oconee Georgia is 88.
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Development of Reynolds Plantation began in the late 1980's. In 2011, Reynolds Plantation was forced into court appointed receivership because of the lack of renewal financing by a group of banks during the frozen credit markets. Metlife, America's largest life insurance company, acquired Reynolds Plantation in August of 2012. After our site visit in 2012, we confirmed that this Georgia lake community is well maintained and appears financially sound.