Masters Week at Lake Oconee

The 2023 Masters Golf Tournament tees off in Augusta, Georgia


April 3, 2023 – April 9, 2023

Conveniently located halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, is Lake Oconee, the perfect destination for your Masters getaway. If you are traveling to see the Masters, then we invite you to our Lake Oconee Masters guide and experience what Lake Oconee has to offer.

We provide our personal recommendations for you to have the best Masters week at Lake Oconee. From lodging, to restaurants, golfing and more, we know all the local favorites at Lake Oconee and want to share them with you.



Where to stay at Lake Oconee

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

When it comes to where to stay at lake Oconee, there’s no question that The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee is the superior choice. Get the experience of a lifetime and book a reservation at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee – the only luxury resort within ninety minutes of Augusta National Golf Club. Guests can enjoy access to beautiful golf courses, five-star amenities, a world-class spa, and gorgeous Georgia lake country views. Choose from upscale dining options like Linger Longer Steakhouse or a more relaxed lakeside dining experience at Gabby’s by The Lake. Enjoy a spirit at the Barrel Room and pick out a cigar at Sandy Cigar Bar. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee provides an experience you truly won’t forget.

Golfing at Lake Oconee

If you’re visiting for the Masters, it’s safe to assume you’re interested in playing golf yourself. Lake Oconee offers golf enthusiasts the opportunity to play on courses designed by premier golf course architects including Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Cupp, and more. These award-winning golf courses offer beautiful lake views and unmatched hospitality.

Reynolds Lake Oconee 

Play golf at Reynolds Lake Oconee! There are five pristine golf courses for play that were designed by the most talented architects in the world. 

The Landing

The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee opened in 1986 originally as Port Armor Golf Club, designed by Robert E. Cupp. The Landing golf course offers 7,048 yards of golf across an 18 hole championship course. This was the first golf course built on Lake Oconee and remains a top choice of Golfers from around the country and ranked #9 in Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in Georgia.

The Preserve

The Preserve is also a Robert E. Cupp design located in Reynolds. The Preserve golf course was the first course at Reynolds and was established in 1988. In 2016, The course underwent extensive renovations from tee to green. Renovations also included a new “Quick-Six” unique flexible course.

Great Waters 

The Great Waters course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1992. The golf course spans across natural rolling hills and miles of lake shoreline. The course was renovated by Nicklaus in 2010 and in 2019 underwent comprehensive restoration.

The Oconee

The Oconee was designed by Rees Jones and opened in 2002. The Oconee course is a par-72 course that plays to a maximum of 7,029 yards. The pro shop is within walking distance from The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.

The National

The National is a 27-hole course, designed by Tom Fazio. The National offers three nine-hole layouts, The Ridge, Bluff, and Cove, and are all 36-par courses. The National Course was completed in 2000 and renovated in 2014. Each of The National nines showcases the land and surrounding views along Lake Oconee and the Oconee River Valley.

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Reynolds Kingdom of Golf Presented by TaylorMade

Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade is one of only two such facilities in the country and provides guests with an exclusive retreat for full-game improvement. From club fitting to instruction, guests enjoy first-class experience that PGA Tour professionals receive.


Cuscowilla is home to a highly acclaimed course designed by two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw and architect Bill Coore. This course is challenging for players at all levels and is designed to play into the natural beauty of the property. This private course is now offering a select number of non-resident golf memberships.

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Harbor Club

The Harbor Club golf course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish and opened in 1991. For the past 25 years, The Harbor Club on Lake Oconee golf course has earned a prestigious reputation, and won many awards. This challenging yet enjoyable design has received multiple awards by Golf Digest and ranks 4.5 of 5 stars on its “Best Places to Play” list.

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Restaurants at Lake Oconee

There are so many wonderful local food options while visiting Lake Oconee. Here are some of our personal favorites.

The Yesterday Café

Located in downtown Greensboro, you can enjoy classic Southern cooking and a slice of their World Famous Buttermilk Pie. Open Tuesday through Saturday for Lunch.

Café 44

Grab a breakfast and a cup of coffee in the morning or enjoy sandwiches, soups, salads, and burgers for lunch at this local café open Monday thru Saturday.

The National Tavern

This urban tavern is situated in the heart of Reynolds on The National Golf Course. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the bar, in the dining room, or on the veranda. There is even a putting green outside!

Filet Steak and Seafood

Choose from a selection of steak, seafood, and drinks!

Oconee Brewing Company

Enjoy a nice cold beer at Oconee Brewing Company and watch the Masters on their big screen.

Want To Call Lake Oconee Home?

No one knows Lake Oconee like the real estate agents at Kim and Lin Logan Real Estate. If you have fallen in love with Lake Oconee and want to call it home, reach out to our Lake Oconee local real estate agents today and we can help you find the perfect home or lot.

Find yourself surrounded by farms, golf communities, and opportunities to enjoy all that  Lake Country has to offer.