Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

Resort at Lake Oconee

Along the shores of Lake Oconee is an opportunity to escape from the noise of Georgia's capital city. At The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, resort guests are invited into a world of their own where deadlines are replaced by tee times and spa appointments, meals feature ingredients from local farmers, family bonding could be a hotel scavenger hunt or fireworks show.

LUXURY ALONG LAKE OCONEE

The spirit of summer is alive year-round at this hotel in Greensboro, GA. The warmth of the sun upon your face, the joy of being together and an invitation to lose track of time are among the simple pleasures at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Set along the waterfront just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, the resort offers five-star amenities, natural beauty and a quiet escape from everyday life.

  • Five championship golf courses
  • Renovated Gaby’s by the Lake restaurant
  • Renowned spa experience
  • Bourbon tastings and summer concerts
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Guest Room Features

  • 257 guest rooms and suites
  • Private terrace
  • Pull-out sofa couch (in suites and King guestrooms)
  • Twice-daily housekeeping and turndown
  • Personal mini-refrigerator
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Luxury Asprey bath amenities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iHome docking station
  • Wi-Fi (fee applies)
  • Custom-designed furniture
  • Feather beds with duvets
  • 100% goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows
  • 400-thread-count Frette linens
  • Granite and marble bathroom with separate tub and shower
  • Terrycloth robes
  • Complimentary morning newspaper
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Rollaway bed (on request)

Property Features & Amenities

  • Five championship golf courses
  • Golf concierge
  • Tennis center
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • More than 58,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Airport transfers (upon request)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (public areas only)
  • Four-vehicle fleet to accommodate two to 53 people; available upon request with 72 hours notice through the concierge
  • Electric vehicle charging stations (included in the resort fee)

Resort Dining

Georgias

GEORGIA'S

Offerings from regional farmers and food artisans are used to craft local fare with a strong southern influence. The restaurant’s relaxed setting is perfect for family gatherings.

Linger Longer Steakhouse

LINGER LONGER STEAKHOUSE

A refreshed design has elevated the steakhouse to feel like being in a private lakeside home; with the new menu featuring prime cuts of meat, tableside carvings, and a selection of new savory delights.

Gabys by the Lake

GABY'S BY THE LAKE

A relaxed, poolside setting with casual fare including pizzas, salads, sandwiches and grilled dishes. The view of Lake Oconee is one of the resort’s best.

Chiminea Dining

CHIMINEA DINING

This lakeside experience offers romance and relaxation. Three-course meals are offered for “tables” of two where diners settle into Adirondack chairs around a personal bonfire.

Barrel Room

BARREL ROOM

An evening destination offering fireside tables, billiards, live music and a lakeside view. The menu features craft cocktails, wines and a wide selection of appetizers.

The Coffee Shop

THE COFFEE SHOP

This counter-service coffee shop offers freshly brewed coffee, delicious pastries, grab-and-go food and assorted retail items.

Dining Experiences

DINING EXPERIENCES

Discover hotel dining beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner with chef-led experiences, wine tastings, private dining, brunches and other special events and offers.

Georgia Golf Resort

Near Augusta National, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, this luxury hotel offers its own impressive collection of courses. With Lake Oconee and the Georgia landscape as their background, four legendary architects—Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp—designed the resort’s five championship golf courses. The 99 holes play through wooded areas, rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, inlets and tree-lined doglegs to offer challenges for players of all levels.

The Landing

THE LANDING

As the original course of Lake Oconee, The Landing set the stage for what has become a premier golf destination. Featuring a variety of holes that wind through naturally wooded areas and rolling hills, this course provides enjoyable play for golfers of all levels.

  • Designed by Bob Cupp
  • Par 72
  • 18 holes
  • 6,991 yards
  • Golf Professional Jose Lopez
The Oconee

THE OCONEE

Defined by a scenic routing along the Lake Oconee shoreline, this Rees Jones design is a true risk/reward layout. Offers inspiring lake views while presenting options to play shots over inlets or carry corners of tree-lined doglegs.

  • Designed by Rees Jones
  • Par 72
  • 7,158 yards
  • 18 holes
  • Golf Professional Ryan Frisch
The National

THE NATIONAL

The National's trademark is its dramatic elevation changes from tee to fairway, as well as on approach shots — some as much as 60 feet. Players will have the chance to use every club in their bag along this challenging layout and a true work of art.

  • Designed by Tom Fazio
  • Par 72
  • 7,034 yards
  • 27 holes
  • Golf Professional Ryan Rios
Great Waters

GREAT WATERS

The Signature Nicklaus design is a proven, timeless masterpiece that boasts some of the finest golf scenery in the Southeast. Coming off an 18-month redesign it is time to tee off along this spectacular course.

  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus
  • Par 72
  • 7,400 yards
  • 18 holes
  • Golf Professional Ryan MacNeill
The Preserve

THE PRESERVE

The Preserve incorporates essential design principle of subtle deception and philosophy of making the game fun for players of all levels by taking advantage of the natural rolling topography. Also enjoy a unique six-hole course within a course called the Quick Six.

  • Designed by Bob Cupp
  • Par 72
  • 6,674 yards
  • 18 holes
  • Golf Professional Logan May

Pet-friendly Luxury Hotel

Trained pets are welcome at the resort (no more than two per guestroom). A $250 USD pet fee, per stay applies and includes a VIP (Very Important Pet) welcome amenity.  A portion of this fee goes to support the local Humane Society. Pets must be on a leash or in the owner’s arms in all common areas, including outdoors, and are not permitted on the Club Level, in dining areas, around pools or in the spa. Service animals are welcome.

How the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee stands out

YOUR BEST SELF

My whole thing is finding a hotel that helps me become my best self.  The road to the resort is called Linger Longer Road - I loved it when I turned on to the road - it really set the mood for me.

The lake views from the resort are stunning.  Being from California I have to really admire what year-round rainfall can do to make an area green and beautiful.

Go for the water activities, beautiful pool, and great view restaurants.  The whole atmosphere has a great vibe to recharge.

This is absolutely the kind of place where you can relax and get yourself into your best mood.

 

AVOID THE FEES

I researched the fees for the top hotels in the area.  The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee does well compared to other 5 star hotels.

Resort Fee

Currently, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee assesses a $53 Resort Fee per room, per night to enhance your resort experience. Amenities and services included:

  • Overnight valet or self-parking for one vehicle per room, per night
  • Enhanced guest room Internet for multiple devices (does not apply to meeting spaces)
  • Business Center access by request including use of computers, printers and copier
  • One hour of tennis court usage at the nearby Reynolds Lake Oconee Tennis Center, including shuttle transportation, racquets and practice balls. Reservations are based upon hours of operation and availability. Appropriate tennis attire required.
  • Retreat to tranquility and relax in our 27,000 square foot Spa. Guests will also have access to his and her locker rooms featuring a lounge area, a whirlpool, steam room, dry sauna and cold plunge pool.
  • Resort bicycles (available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Non-motorized watercrafts, including kayaks, canoes and paddle boards (available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Shuttle service to Reynolds Lake Oconee golf courses between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (last shuttle departs from the resort at 5 p.m.). Appropriate golf attire required. (does not apply to groups of 8 or more golfers or group shotguns)
  • Access to Reynolds Lake Oconee driving range and putting greens, including range balls and TaylorMade clubs. Check in at the course pro shop. Appropriate golf attire required.

 

I always do my best to avoid fees all together.  They’re definitely a big consideration to tell people about a resort.

Too bad these five star resorts so often have these fees.  At least this one is on the lower side for a Ritz Carlton.  Lots of 5 star hotels have double this in fees.

It’s also good for the Internet access and Parking to be included in the Resort Fee.

Golfers, tennis players, and anyone wanting to take a bicycle ride will get even more value from the resort fee.  As will anyone who takes out a free kayak, canoe, or paddle board.

Overall I don’t like fees.  Still, the fees here are on the low end.  We’ll just have to be happy we can stay in luxury for pennies on the dollar with points.

Resort View with Balcony

Why it’s good with points

The setting along Lake Oconee is simply beautiful.  Really feels like going back to a simpler time just being at the resort.  Absolutely the kind of place to relax and recharge.

Also, it’s a short drive from Atlanta.  So it’s even good for a Saturday night weekend getaway.

Honestly the points don’t work out as well as they might.  Most nights, especially on the weekend are 60,000 points.  A Marriott Bonvoy credit card with a sign-up bonus of 75,000 points will get you one night any time of the year with availability.

There are some 50,000 point nights, but not on the weekends.  Not really likely to get four in a row either.

Evening View

I truly feel like this is a world class resort.  More people from Atlanta and the rest of the world should enjoy Lake Oconee.

A couple of my favorite places to relax and take in the view are Gaby's and the beach chairs along the lake.

Use some points and stay in luxury.  It’s all about getting in your best mood and being your best self.

As always, get a partner to also get the credit card bonus - you'll have double the points and double the nights.

Get yourself a Marriott Bonvoy credit card to get  on your way.

Sapphire points are worth 1 Marriott Bonvoy point.  They give you a way to get even more Bonvoy points.

Once you get your sign up bonus with the Marriott Credit Card then get a Sapphire Preferred card.