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Southern Style Luxury, Lakeside at the Ritz-Carton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Dawn’s light illuminates the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation

Enjoy 99 holes of golf

Warm and inviting at every turn
The attentive staff is always at ready
The Southern styled guestrooms are rich

By Corinia Williams
Photography by David Lewis Taylor

Regarded as one of the premier golf destinations in the nation, the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, is also a picture perfect retreat for the entire family. The stately Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation overlooks Georgia’s pristine Lake Oconee and is enclosed by the exceptionally manicured 99 holes of championship golf that comprise the resort’s 5 highly respected golf courses. Designed by some of golf’s most leading architects—Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp—the courses offer challenges amidst exceptional beauty that are unmatched at any single resort.

Novice players and seasoned players alike will find the player profiles and data-driven golf club recommendations created at the high-tech TaylorMade Performance Lab, one of three in the nation, invaluable to their game. Guests can take daily golf clinics or private instructions from expert trainer Charlie King and learn skills for long-term improvement at the Dave Pelz Golf Scoring Game School.

While the resort is unquestionably a haven for golf aficionados, the high standards set for golfers are equally matched at the resorts restaurants and the 26,000 square-foot Mobile Four-star, award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa Reynolds Plantation. Decorated with a stunning Native America-theme, the spa rejuvenates and pampers guests with southern-inspired treatments based on the seasons and nature that harmonize the traditions of the Creek Indians with state-of-the-art technology and premier natural products. Signature treatments, including the zesty lemongrass and revitalizing bamboo scrub, are designed to invigorate the spirit as well as the body.

The pampering of guests extends well beyond the spa to the well-appointed guestrooms, indulgent with luxury and complete with oversized bathrooms. The traditions of Southern cooking are masterfully presented and updated at Georgia’s—the hotel’s signature restaurant where the exceptional service is seamless and warm. At the Linger Longer Bar and Grill, classic steakhouse cuisine is served in a glowing setting overlooking the Oconee golf course.

Families can come together and enjoy the stunning infinity pool on Lake Oconee or they can partake in the multitude of water activities that the hotel offers. Children can retreat to the engaging RITZ KIDS for a day of recreational activities. One of the most popular special features, activities, and offerings at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is the nightly lakeside bonfire, attracting families and guests of all ages that find the temptation of the hotels signature s’mores irresistible.

Imagine the grand tradition of welcoming Southern hospitality enhancing the excellence that is expected from the Ritz-Carlton. Add luxury, charm, recreational challenges, and rejuvenating outlets for relaxation, and you will begin to understand the experience that guests are offered at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.

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