Reynolds Lake Oconee News

November 26, 2007

Reynolds Plantation Selected 2008 "Course Of The Year" By National Golf Course Owners Association

Greensboro, Ga. – As it celebrates 20 years of membership, Reynolds Plantation, a Linger Longer Community, continues to build on its reputation as one of the nation’s most admired upscale golf communities.
The latest acclaim for the golf destination and residences – the vision of cousins Mercer Reynolds and Jamie Reynolds on their family’s historic Lake Oconee property – is the prestigious honor from the National Golf Course Owners Association as 2008 Golf Course of the Year.

The honor is the finishing touch on a memorable year at Reynolds Plantation, which included:

  • The opening of its first member-only golf course, The Creek Club, designed by awardwinning golf architect Jim Engh.
  • The unveiling of the Lake Club, a $24 million “wellness campus,” where residents enjoy recreational and social activities.
  • Competition in the PGA Cup, hosted at the Rees Jones-designed Oconee Course.
  • The awarding of the 2008 Professional National Championship, by the PGA of America, to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters Course.
    “Each course we finish is more exciting than the previous one,” said Mercer Reynolds, the chairman/CEO of Linger Longer Companies.

“When someone comes here, they are never bored with something they have seen down the street. Our courses distinguish us from our competitors.”

The Reynolds family has carefully and successfully assembled one of the most remarkable collections of golf courses in the country, if not the world, at Reynolds Plantation. The family has followed a distinct vision and commitment to a world-class golf destination and family community, growing to 99 holes of championship golf while remaining faithful to their responsibility as caretakers of the land.

“I’m most proud of the fact that in developing the land, we’re maintaining the look and feel of what we knew long ago,” Mercer Reynolds said.

NGCOA award winners are determined by a panel of golf course owners and operators. Winners will be recognized on Jan. 30 at the NGCOA’s Annual Conference in Orlando.


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