With six award-winning golf courses on property, including five of Golfweek’s Top-10 courses in Georgia, Reynolds Lake Oconee is considered one of the most diverse and comprehensive golf experiences in the country.

But beyond the national accolades and recognition, Reynolds Members simply enjoy great golf every day, a wide menu of association activities, informal groups and scheduled events year-round.

Peter Lehmann, one of our most golf-happy Members, moved to Reynolds over four years ago from Landings Skidaway Island. He and his wife, Jeanne, looked at several golf communities with multiple courses before deciding that Reynolds was going to be their next home.

An avid and prolific golfer before moving to Reynolds, Peter made his first birdie at Reynolds on Preserve #18 on Feb 2nd, 2018. Loving the diversity and challenge each course at Reynolds offers, Peter kept playing often – and making birdies.

And four years later, he had birdied every hole at Reynolds – all 119* of them.

Peter originally came across the idea to attempt to birdie every hole from a friend on Skidway Island who was attempting to birdie all of the holes there. Unfortunately, the coastal storms chased Peter away before he completed that challenge, so he commenced a new quest at Reynolds.

In 2018 – his first year living full-time at Reynolds - he birdied 77 holes. From there, he steadily chipped away at the remaining holes until he finally birdied his final one – Cove #5 on The National course.

“One very good reason I was able to complete this challenge is that I do play a lot of golf, somewhere in the neighborhood of 270 rounds a year,” Peter explains. “It’s easy to play so much at Reynolds because I don’t get bored because there are so many courses to choose from. They are all different, in great condition, and offer some of the best putting greens you can play on.”

Aside from playing on his own, Peter also plays regularly with the Men’s Golf Association (MGA) at Reynolds. “John and Shane (the Head Professionals at The Preserve) run a super program, and I play any Saturday it is available.”

For those new to Reynolds, Peter recommends getting involved in one of the many golf groups and associations across the six courses. “If you are new to Reynolds, it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends.”

What’s next for Peter? “I have told my wife that once I completed my quest we would have to move,” he says. “Only problem is she loves it here so much she is refusing to come along. So I have to think of a new challenge, because I don’t want to move either.”

One idea? To keep shooting his age each year after his birthday. So far he has with 69 and 70, with another birthday coming at the end of May.

*In marketing pieces we typically say we have 117 holes across property, but because of the unique 3-green design on Creek #18, it can be considered that Reynolds actually has 119 unique holes.

It’s easy to play so much at Reynolds because I don’t get bored because there are so many courses to choose from. They are all different, in great condition, and offer some of the best putting greens you can play on. Peter Lehmann

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