Golf at The Oconee

Defined by a dramatic routing along the Lake Oconee shoreline, this Rees Jones design is a true risk/reward layout.  The Oconee course offers inspiring lake views while presenting options to play shots over inlets of Lake Oconee, or carry corners of tree-lined doglegs.

A set of magnificent par 3s feature elevated tee shots and numerous water hazards that are both eye-catching and penal. Interior creeks and ponds, as well as extensive bunkering, ensure a tough-but-fair challenge for every level of player.

Jones, who is acclaimed for designing some of the world's most celebrated championship golf courses - assisted in a significant renovation project that was unveiled in fall 2013. While his original design remains intact, shaping the tree canopies has made the fairways appear more inviting and has opened up more of the dramatic views throughout the Oconee course.

Through the years, the Oconee course has established a reputation as a visually stimulating, challenging and playable layout.  The par-72, which plays to a maximum of 7,029 yards, also has captured the attention of the golf industry, hosting highly-visible tournaments such as the annual Linger Longer Invitational collegiate championship, 2007 PGA Cup and the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge.

Awards & Accolades

  • “Top 100 You Can Play”, GOLF Magazine
  • “Best Resort Courses”, Golfweek
  • “50 Best Courses for Women”, Golf for Women
  • “Best Courses You Can Play – Georgia”, GOLF Magazine

My Oconee Course features one of the best back nines you will ever play. With five courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee, each designer was faced with a task to create something a little different. Jack had the most waterfront to work with, while Fazio had the most rugged site. I think mine was the most natural. It is a classic course that I consider a wonderful accomplishment.

— Rees Jones, Golf Course Architect, The Oconee

This layout may actually be the resort's crown jewel.

— Gary Van Sickle, Travel & Leisure Golf

It's a course of magnificent beauty, with soothing views of the water.

— Ron Kaspriske, Golf Digest

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Course Facts

Rees Jones, 2002

  • Greens: Champion Bermudagrass
  • Fairways: 419 Bermudagrass
  • Roughs: 419 Bermudagrass


1031 Cottage Cove
Greensboro, GA


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