Designer Jim Engh offers thrilling design for Reynolds Plantation’s first members-only golf course
Greensboro, Ga. (June 8, 2007) – Reynolds Plantation’s fifth and newest golf course officially debuted June 1, welcoming members and their guests to a stunning Jim Engh design.
The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation is a fun, contemporary layout with features like Engh’s signature rolling bunkers, Zoysia grass fairways and tributaries of Richland Creek, whose waters come into play on 14 holes. These holes demand forced carries on eight holes, either off the tee or from the fairway. Distinctive bunkering complements the terrain and impacts shot values, and together with four sets of tees, which can alter holes by as much as 160 yards, they ensure a tough but fair challenge on this 7,079-yard, par-72 course.
A unique 18th hole completes the experience, offering three separate greens. Players are then welcomed with the sight of the new clubhouse, which will house a pro shop and a "crow’s nest" style restaurant that will accommodate guests with savory grilled fare. For now, players can visit the newly-opened, temporary pro shop outfitted in the luxurious, rustic style of The Creek Club, until the clubhouse opens in mid-2007.
"The visual aspects of the golf course and the use of this unique piece of property will be regarded as a remarkable golf course now and in the future," Bob Mauragas, vice president of golf operations at Reynolds Plantation. "We will exceed our members’ expectations every time, whether with the Zoysia grass that allows the ball to sit up nicely—and which provides a great contrast on the fairways—or with the impeccable service that awaits our members in the clubhouse."
About Reynolds Plantation
Named the "Best of the Best" Golf Community by the Robb Report and the community with the "Best Golf" by GOLF MAGAZINE Living, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, is a 10,000-acre golf and lake community with more than 80 miles of shoreline on beautiful Lake Oconee, one of the largest lakes in the southeast. Reynolds Plantation features 99 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones; the new Creek Club golf course, designed by Jim Engh, opened for member play in 2007. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, led by GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor Charlie King, and the TaylorMade Performance Lab—one of only six in the world. In addition to golf, Reynolds Plantation features an award-winning tennis program that garnered Reynolds Plantation the 2006 PBI "Tennis Site of the Year" and "Top 50 Tennis Resorts" worldwide recognitions. Reynolds Plantation also features award-winning dining, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, three full-service marinas and the 38,000-square foot Lake Club. Golf Digest and Golf for Women chose Reynolds Plantation as the site of the 2007 Signature Home, and Southern Living has cemented that endorsement with the Idea House, to be unveiled summer 2007. Many residents’ introduction to the community is a gracious one courtesy of the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the 2007 "Top 100 Golf Resorts" worldwide by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Prices for real estate vary with size and view (golf, lake, wooded); approximate price ranges:
Homesites: $115,000 – $2 million +
Cottages and Condominiums: $250,000 – $900,000
Attached single-family homes: $500,000 – $900,000
Homes: $475,000 – $4 million +
Inquiries: 800-800-5250 or www.reynoldsplantation.com
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