Lake Oconee Golf Courses – Plantation Course at Reynolds

Lake Oconee Golf Courses

Lake Oconee, a Golfer's Paradise

This is the second in the Play the Lake Oconee Golf Courses series featuring all of the courses in the order in which they were completed and opened for play.  The  golf course featured here is the Plantation Course at Reynolds Plantation. 

Lake Oconee Golf Courses

The Plantation Course at Reynolds

The Plantation Course at Reynolds Plantation was the second golf course completed and opened on Lake Oconee, and the first golf course of Reynolds Plantation.  It opened in 1988 just two years after Port Armor (now The Landing at Reynolds Plantation), the first Lake Oconee Golf Course.  The Plantation Course was designed by Bob Cupp, also the architect for The Landing.    PGA Tour Players Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green also consulted on the design.  Fuzzy continues to visit the area from time to time, particularly for his love of the Lake Oconee fishing.  The Plantation Course is the first Lake Oconee golf course I ever played.  When we were still living in Atlanta, a friend of mine purchased a lake house on Horseshoe Drive in Reynolds Plantation and I played the Plantation Course with him in the spring of 1989, and many times thereafter.  This was several months before I had any idea my family would be moving into the area and a return home for me.

To me, the Plantation Course has always gotten a bad rap.  Many players have said that it is too easy with the slopes on each side of the fairways tending to always bring a tee shot back into the fairway. My answer to that  is that for the mid-low handicappers, get back on the blue or gold tees and it’s all the golf course you’ll ever want, regardless of banked fairways.  I guess I just like Cupp designs because The Landing and Plantation have been, and continue to be,  favorites of mine.

Anyone, regardless of level of play, will enjoy the Plantation Course. There are several holes that are very scenic and favorites of mine, but I especially like the 12th hole, a par 4.  It is not real long, maybe 350 yards or so from the blue tees, but has a big slope on the right – if you miss the fairway there you’ll have an awful side hill lie.  The narrow green has water on the left so your second shot has to be precise.

If you are choosing one of the  Lake Oconee Golf Courses, try the original Reynolds Plantation Course – I know you’ll like it.  Also, while you’re there, don’t miss The Plantation Clubhouse Grill – great food!  If you only have a sandwich at the turn, try the chicken salad – its homemade,  always fresh and tasty.

Next in this series about Lake Oconee Golf Courses in order of their opening, we’ll look at the Harbor Club, opened in 1991.

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Suzie and Jim Hudson, A Unique Team Suzie and Jim Hudson have long been known in the Lake Oconee Area as trustworthy people who like to give back to the community; Jim as a previous banker, and Suzie as a teacher. Jim's past experience as president of a local bank makes him well suited to negotiating and preparing contracts for home buying and selling. After residing in Atlanta for 20 years, the Hudsons moved their family to the Lake Oconee area in 1990. Having grown up in the local town of Eatonton, Jim has an insightful knowledge of the past and present development of the area. He has served on the Greene County Development Authority for many years, making sure that the local area is developed to its full potential. Real Estate Specialty Designations Jim earned the realtor designation of SFR: Short Sales. Foreclosure Resource which makes him well suited to navigate the current economic environment. On entering the Real Estate field, Suzie followed her eye for design to become certified by Property Staging Consultants in the new field of home staging. Present Status Jim and Suzie first settled in to a historic home in Greensboro and enjoyed the small town life. Jim and Suzie now live in a gated community and enjoy the pasttime of golf. Jim has created guidelines evaluating the various features of all the local golf courses from his personal experience playing them to help the prospective buyer choose the golf experience that best fits his/her game. Full Service, Internet REALTORS Jim and Suzie Hudson were among the first local realtors to use the power of the Internet with Realty to reach home buyers across the nation. They continue to be at the forefront of Internet real estate sales. Their new blog is Look@LakeOconee, which focuses on real estate, staging, and the Lake Oconee lifestyle. The Hudsons joined the RE/MAX company in 2011 and now have a world-wide reach for new buyers and sellers. Relationship with customers does not end at closing. Jim and Suzie have made customer service a cornerstone of their real estate business, often fielding and monitoring home repairs for absent home owners who have purchased second homes at Lake Oconee, or who are selling a home here. Staging to sell is complimentary for homes that they list, and they advise sellers to complete deferred home repairs before placing their home on the market.

Posted on August 5, 2011, in Golf, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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