5 Things To Do In Your First Week In Reynolds Lake Oconee

Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group June 21, 2023

5 Things To Do In Your First Week In Reynolds Lake Oconee

Nestled in the flowing lake country of gorgeous Georgia, approximately 85 miles east of Atlanta, lies the magnificent Reynolds Lake Oconee. A charming community with an active lifestyle, Reynolds Lake Oconee boasts a half-dozen top-rated golf courses, full-service marinas, access to various water sports, and 374 miles of pristine shoreline for relaxing on the beach. Lake Oconee is the centerpiece of the community, with residents and visitors enjoying wellness activities, the finest culinary experiences, and all the joys lake life has to offer.

Come live the lake life


There is no shortage of things to do in Reynolds Lake Oconee. You will find activities that suit your active lifestyle with amenities rivaling the most exclusive clubs. In addition, there are endless opportunities to socialize and relax with friends and family while enjoying the majestic beauty of the lake. Read on for a complete list of the most popular pastimes at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

1. Go golfing


The world-class courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee are masterfully crafted by some of the greatest legends in golf and golf architecture, including Jack Nicklaus, Reese Jones, Bob Cupp, Jim Engh, and Tom Fazio. Reynolds Lake has five of the “Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play In Georgia,” according to Golfweek. Great Waters is a Jack Nicklaus signature course with some of the most scenic views on the lake. Designed by Bob Cupp, Fuzzy Zoeller, and Hubert Green, The Preserve is a highly playable course and host to a Quick Six, designed by Bob Cupp, Fuzzy Zoeller, and Hubert Green. Tom Fazio designed The National, a 27-hole masterpiece. The Oconee, crafted by Reese Jones, has a risk/reward layout and a serene lake setting. Reserved for members-only play, The Creek Club was engineered by Jim Engh and is true to the natural beauty of Reynolds Lake Oconee. Finally, The Landing premiered in 1986 as the first golf course built on Lake Oconee and is a Par 72 course designed by Bob Cupp.

2. Experience Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds


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This beautifully landscaped area comprises 100 acres of exquisite countryside tucked into the surrounding hills and The Oconee Forest. Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds hosts social and competitive shooting challenges and a number of sporting activities. It features a twenty-station sporting clay course, a five-stand shooting range, an air rifle range, and an archery range.

3. Take part in enriching wellness activities


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Members and residents enjoy The Lake Club with its state-of-the-art fitness facilities, hard and clay tennis courts, a 20-meter indoor pool, fitness classes led by certified instructors, pickleball courts, outdoor pools, 21 miles of hiking trails, and a relaxing onsite spa. Consider partaking in an energetic day of physical activity followed by a welcoming session of pampering and calming therapies at the wellness spa.

4. Savor unparalleled culinary experiences


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With 11 distinctive fine-dining restaurants, you will find an endless array of dishes to tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at The National Tavern, a traditional regional tavern with unique twists on classic dishes. They have earned the Wine Spectators 2019 Restaurant Award for their wine program. Next, enjoy the fruit of southern roots at Eighty8 Kitchen & Cocktails, which has been the backbone of the Reynolds Lake Oconee dining scene for decades. Serving authentic southern breakfast, brunch, and dinners, Eighty8 Kitchen & Cocktails is sure to be a fast favorite. A new addition to the Platinum member-only restaurants, Richland Pointe has a unique 52-foot wrap-around indoor/outdoor bar and a globally-influenced, chef-inspired menu.

A local favorite, The Landing Restaurant is a family-friendly dining option for classic comfort food with an innovative twist. They offer new and exciting themed nights and cuisine selections. The long-standing Creek Club is a Platinum members-only restaurant with a warm, inviting atmosphere and cosmopolitan cuisine. Finally, take in the magnificent views at The Overlook At Great Waters. Enjoy fine wines, shared plate experiences, and a renowned raw bar.

5. Become a part of the arts and culture scene


Join in the fun as Reynolds Lake celebrates local artists and musicians with its famous festivals. The 5th Annual Rhythm & Blues Festival, which takes place in October at the Sandy Creek Barn Amphitheater, features headliner The Barenaked Ladies, savory chef-inspired selections, and beer and wine gardens featuring craft brews and wines. In addition, the Linger Longer Living Cultural Series is a Reynolds Lake favorite, featuring paneled discussions, lectures, hands-on experiences, exquisite five-course dinners, exhibits, and concerts from local artists, musicians, and experts.

You may also want to enjoy a spectacular show at The Plaza Art Center or Madison Morgan Cultural Center, both famous for first-class performances. Finally, consider attending an opera at the Oconee Performing Arts Society, which has been championing the arts in Lake Reynolds Oconee for over a decade.

A Closer Look


Lake Reynolds Oconee has been a destination vacation spot for over 100 years. The Oconee Forest creates a nature sanctuary enhanced by the immense beauty of the Oconee River, which later became Lake Oconee. The Reynolds Club, an affluent luxury community, came to be in 1982, bringing in visitors from all over the region. Well known for its world-class amenities, Reynolds continues to offer the best in culinary experiences, arts and culture, sporting activities, and more. With 11 upscale restaurants, six stellar golf courses, four full-service marinas, The Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, and a wealth of activities and cultural events, you will surely enjoy life at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate


You’ve enjoyed many things to do in Reynolds Lake Oconee: fine dining, an afternoon on the lake, sporting activities, and maybe even a show or two at one of the local arts centers. But listen closely; Reynolds Lake Oconee is calling you home! An array of stunning properties is awaiting you at Reynolds Lake Oconee, ranging from $30K homesites to build your dream home to $5.4M magnificent mansions. So, when you’re ready to explore Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate, turn to the trusted RealtorsⓇ at Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group for all your real estate needs!

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