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Destination Reynolds Lake Oconee

A hideaway at the intersection of timeless beauty and ultra-modern living

If there are two things we all learned from the last couple of years, it’s that we cherish our connections to others and the experiences of living. Time is the one unreplenishable resource we have, and finding beautiful places to live the moments of our lives sits atop many people's priority lists. 

An easy 90-minute drive from the Atlanta airport, nestled into the rolling lake country of Georgia, lies a community spanning 12,000 acres of sparkling lakefront property. Reynolds Lake Oconee is a residential and vacation community that captures the life stories people want to create. With more miles of shoreline than Georgia’s coastline, this dream community blurs the lines between vacation and everyday life.

Reynolds Lake Oconee is a dramatically beautiful community that features six thoughtfully designed golf courses, a unique sporting ground, and exceptional recreational and culinary amenities. You may be seeking a fresh summer vacation destination that caters to adventure-seekers of all ages, or you may wish to take up a new primary or secondary residence. There’s only one way to describe what you’ll discover when you arrive at Lake Oconee’s shores— a truly special place that once you experience, you may realize your escape can become your everyday life.

There’s been an interesting trend at Reyolds, as more people are working remotely than ever. Reynolds’s COO Tim Hong states, “Within the last two years, we’ve seen an overall increase in real estate sales, with a shift from second home living on the weekends to primary residences year-round. People can now work from anywhere, so we are seeing many folks choosing to spend their time at Reynolds where they can walk nine holes in the afternoon or walk down the hill and dive into the lake at the end of the day,” 

Visit for a weekend. Stay for a lifetime. 

When you come to play on the lake, you’ll find several accommodation options. You may stay at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, where you’ll enjoy its casual elegance and the luxury amenities synonymous with the Ritz name. With no lack of on-site resort dining and activities, Ritz Carlton guests also have exclusive access to many of the community’s perks, such as marinas, restaurants, sporting and hiking grounds, and special events.

Perhaps you’re looking to bring generations of family together for an unforgettable vacation or take a golf retreat with your closest friends. Reynolds offers accommodations to fit every lifestyle with well-appointed cottages and condominiums, so whether it’s room for two or a full house you desire, Reynolds Lake Oconee offers options with every comfort of home and then some.

The most recent residential development within Reynolds is Richland Pointe. Inspired by the scale and charm of America’s historic waterside villages and towns, acclaimed designer and master planner, Lew Oliver, merges classic brushes of Federal and Greek architecture with the natural surroundings and modern amenities that bring a wellness focus. 

Richland Pointe offers a mix of cottages, walk-ups, and large lakeside residences. It’s a place to call home for those who enjoy resort-style living. Residents can stroll along the many trails that link the village center to the water. discover fitness and spa services in a state-of-the-art wellness center; dine with friends at the Richland Point Restaurant, or relax on their own porches with unforgettable lake views.  

Memberships for Lives Well-Lived

One visit to the lake usually turns into the next planned getaway. People who regularly visit Reynolds Lake Oconee or take up residence, permanently escaping fast-paced living, may decide to join one of the community’s two memberships— the Silver or the Platinum. While there are plentiful amenities for visitors and residents, these memberships serve up award-winning dining and provide members with endless wellness, golf, and entertainment variety. 

Breathtaking Golf Courses and World-class Dining 

Each of the six golf courses and the many dining options is distinctive in their personalities. At The Golf Course of Great Waters, for example, you’ll find the legacy of famed golfer and course designer, Jack Nicklaus, and spectacular waterfront views. Another sought-after course, The Creek Club, which is open exclusively to members, was ranked by Golf Magazine as a Top 10 Private Course. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the unforgettable landscape and the unique architectural features, such as the three nature-soaked views on the 18th hole. 

General Manager, Jason Plazola, says of Reynolds Lake Oconee’s golf and dining, “Our members spend their happy hours on renowned golf courses, dine at exquisite restaurants, and watch the sun set across Lake Oconee. Reynolds provides our members with a unique, vacation-like experience they never have to leave.”

Then, there are the mouth-watering dining options that await you after you log off your workday or wind down your golf game. With 11 on-site dining options, the culinary experience at Reynolds is one-of-a-kind. Honoring the food traditions of The South and bringing in fresh, international flair, Executive Chef Zouhair Bellout explains, “My travels around the world, and the relationships I’ve built in numerous kitchens, have allowed me to create a dining experience for our members far beyond what they might otherwise encounter in this corner of Georgia. I start by sourcing the best ingredients locally and regionally to ensure the freshest flavors so members can come into our restaurants and create their own memories, whether they’re here for a weekend or for a lifetime.” 

An acclaimed chef, after working in multiple five-star properties in his native Morocco, Bellout moved to the United States. Following several prestigious appointments, he joined the Reynolds Lake Oconee culinary team. Presently, as the Executive Chef for Reynolds Lake Oconee, Bellout consistently creates new menus that feature original twists on traditional favorites.

With so many restaurants in the community, from casual to intimate dining, you can find culinary magic that suits your mood or occasion.  

A Lifestyle that Satisfies the Soul

From music sessions that bring in Tennessee talents like Hunter Hayes and Miranda Lambert to sporting, the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds is a hub of sounds, fun, and adventure. Lying on 100 acres of beautiful open countryside, Sandy Creek offers the young and young at heart exciting outdoor adventures like fishing, canoeing, clay shooting, archery, and even an off-roading course. 

If you can imagine a community that blends timeless American traditions with all the best life has to offer in a place where nature, cuisine, and adventure always await you, Reynolds Lake Oconee is the perfect place for your next vacation- one you may decide to extend indefinitely.