Lake Oconee’s World Class Fairways (Challenge Yourself)

Do you like to golf once or twice a year on vacation, do you make golfing a regular part of your weekend routine, or are you wanting to live in a community where you can gaze out on a lush green fairway, right outside your living room window, and indulge in a golf game any day of the week?

Georgia’s Lake Country offers possibilities to suit all kinds of golfers, from the dabbler to the aficionado.  Choose from eight championship courses, each designed by world famous golf course architects.



The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee can take credit for establishing Lake Oconee as a nationally renowned golfing destination. Built in 1986 as the Port Armor Golf Club, this par-72 course was the first golf course on Lake Oconee. Upon its debut, it took the number two slot on Georgia’s list of best courses, after the famed Augusta National, and is still ranked on Golf Magazine’s top ten list for Georgia courses. The Landing was designed by award-winning architect Bob Cupp, who also directed a major Spring 2013 renovation for Reynolds Lake Oconee, who acquired the course in 2005.

But The Landing is just one of the six fantastic courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Each one has something special to offer, from Great Waters, a breathtakingly scenic Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that was identified by LINKS Magazine as one of the “ten most significant and influential courses of the past two decades,” to the Tom Fazio designed The National, which combines dense forests, impressive elevations, and stunning views for a truly unique 27-hole golfing experience.


If you’d like to try out any or all of these six distinctive courses, you can come stay in a cottage or suite at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee or at Reynolds Lake Oconee to play as a guest; or you can become a member by moving into one of Reynold’s gorgeous Golf View homes, or selecting a homesite and building your own custom dream home.  Locals take advantage of The Landings Golf Course, Reynolds Lake Oconee's only public golf course. *Great Waters Golf Course will be closed this summer for renovation.


Making the most of the undulating lakefront terrain and breathtaking open water views, architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish created Harbor Club at Lake Oconee in 1991. Ranked as one of the top ten golf courses in Georgia and one of the Southeast's Top 50 Most Distinctive Courses by Golfweek Magazine, the Harbor Club’s 18-hole course delights golfers of all skill levels year-round, thanks to the mild, middle Georgia climate. There is even a putting green, short-game facility, and driving range available so you can improve your game, with or without the help of a PGA professional.

You can become a Harbor Club resident and take advantage the golf course and the club’s many other amenities by living in a stunning home that’s move-in ready, or working with Patriot Builders on a customized new build. If you don’t choose to live at Harbor Club, you are still welcome to purchase a club membership to enjoy the facilities, dining, and social events offered there or simply book a tee time for daily play.


With sweeping lake views, tall pines, and native grass areas that are as beautiful as they are strategically placed, the nationally-acclaimed golf course at Cuscowilla is a golf-lover’s haven. Designed by the world-renowned Coore-Crenshaw design team, this stunning golf retreat is carved out of 750 gorgeous acres on Lake Oconee, delivering a variety of golfing challenges in an unspoiled, scenic setting.

The Cuscowilla Golf Academy is another perk available on site. Delivering one of the Southeast’s premiere golf learning experiences for newbie players as young as three to PGA Tour superstars just wanting to fine tune their skills, this 2,200-square foot facility offers open hitting bays and teaching areas with golf swing analysis tech, as well as an outdoor putting green, driving range, and short game area.

Residential golf memberships are transferred with the sale of a Cuscowilla property, but Non-Resident Golf Memberships are also available, letting anyone who resides in the area but not inside the gates of Cuscowilla to take advantage of the golf, tennis, dining, and pool facilities, as well as take part in private club events.

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Your Complete Guide To Georgia’s Lake Country Golf Courses

Great Waters at Reynolds (Closed Until Fall 2019)

The Creek Club at Reynolds

The National at Reynolds

The Oconee at Reynolds

The Preserve at Reynolds

The Landing at Reynolds

Harbor Club on Lake Oconee

Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee

The Creek at Hard Labor

Little Fishing Creek

The Club at Lake Sinclair

Uncle Remus