A lakeside legacy of
timeless distinction.

The Golf Course at Great Waters

Eighteen major professional titles cemented Jack Nicklaus’ on-course legacy in golf history as one of the game’s greatest performers. However, those who play his Great Waters course at Reynolds can attest that his architectural skills represent an entirely new kind of legacy. The dramatic signature layout of Great Waters, much of which winds among the tranquil coves of Lake Oconee, has provided golfers with exceptional play since its premiere in 1992 and is currently led by Head Professional Ryan MacNeill. Undergoing a restoration in 2019, the completely rebuilt, modernized, and reconditioned version of the 1992 original is a visually breathtaking 18 holes of championship golf along the Lake Oconee shoreline that looks almost exactly the way Jack Nicklaus first designed it—but better.

  • Top 100 You Can Play

    GOLF Magazine
  • Best Courses You Can Play – Georgia

    GOLF Magazine
  • Golf Course of the Year Georgia

    Golf Course Owners Association

What's unique about Great Waters?

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  • Great Waters Map Update

    Course Overview

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  • Jack Nicklaus Signature

    Great Waters is a highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

  • Great Waters Highlights New

    Dramatic Layout & Breathtaking Scenery

    With a perfect balance of both wooded and lake holes, Great Waters winds through densely wooded evergreens and opens to picturesque lake views.

  • '92

    Original Course Opening Year

  • Great Waters Highlights New 2

    Unique Back Nine Experience

    The back nine is a completely different experience, as the final eight holes are on Lake Oconee. With the exception of No. 10, water is either in play or visible for every hole.

  • #41

    Ranking in Golf Magazine's "Top 100-You Can Play"

Great Waters Restoration

Perennially ranked among America’s Greatest 100 Public Courses by Golf Digest, Great Waters recently underwent an 18-month total renovation. Remaining loyal to the original design, the Nicklaus Design team rebuilt Great Waters from beneath the ground up, including new drainage and irrigation systems, as well as updated bunker designs that are a major part of the modern infrastructure. New back tees were added to modernize the course and extensive tree clearing took place to reduce shade and improve overall turf quality.
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