The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Georgia's upscale family summer camp
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee sits along 30 acres of shoreline in Reynolds Lake Oconee, a prestigious luxury community situated between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. Most notable for its golf, spa and water activities, this Recommended property is like an upscale summer camp for adults.

Play a round on one of five signature links, or if you prefer your pursuits to be more aquatic, head down to the lake to borrow canoes, kayaks, Schiller water bikes, yolo boards and motorized boats or simply fish along the banks of the resort or from the docks.

If you want a little less action, a small beach with comfortable lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas beckons. A newly expanded outdoor pool and Jacuzzi sit near the lake, too, for your further enjoyment. Stop by the Recommended spa to round out your day of relaxation.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The design of the property is reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century Craftsman and Adirondack movements with Lake Oconee offering a romantic backdrop.
  • The lakeside hotel’s full-service spa features luxurious treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s tranquility lounge, dry sauna, steam room, cold-water plunge and access to the hotel’s indoor lap pool.
  • You’ll receive special golf privileges at five signature courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp.
  • Unveiled in 2021, the Lake House is a one-of-a-kind accommodation. The standalone structure boasts four bedrooms with full bathrooms, an outdoor pool, a large living room with a fireplace and a game room.
  • From June to September, enjoy live music and fireworks by the lake on select evenings. Check with the hotel prior to your stay to see who will be in town.
Things to Know
  • The five onsite golf courses offer a taste of the South with Georgia oaks, flowering dogwoods, fragrant magnolias and the waters of Lake Oconee perfectly situated around the holes.
  • Furry friends are welcome at this luxury resort, where they’ll receive a VIP (Very Important Pet) welcome amenity upon arrival. A portion of the pet fee goes to the local Humane Society.
  • Couples looking for a memorable wedding venue can book the lakefront Pointe, the 1820s Sandy Creek Barn or the farm-house- inspired Pavilion. The 6,000-square-foot, open-air Pavilion space features exposed beams, light wood walls and a gorgeous stone fireplace.
  • The family-friendly hotel offers the Ritz Kids Center (which is being renovated in 2021), whose Ritz Kids Study Buddy program allows kids to receive virtual assisted learning combined with an immersive lakeside experience.
The Rooms
  • This resort features a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, suites, two- or three-bedroom cottages and the three-story Lake House. Each accommodation showcases custom-designed furniture and neutral hues of black, white, gray and tan.
  • Bathrooms feature marble soaking tubs with separate rain showers, double sinks and luxurious Asprey amenities.
  • No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll be rewarded spectacular views of the gorgeously manicured grounds, the lake, or both.
  • Club-level rooms come with the added luxury of Club Lounge access. This fifth-floor space provides a warm lounge environment, a dedicated concierge, complimentary alcoholic beverages and all-day bites (including the scrumptious, Club Level-only white chocolate and blueberry cookies).
The Restaurants
  • Georgia’s is the resort’s signature restaurant serving up regional fare with a deep southern influence in a comfortable, relaxed space for breakfast and dinner.
  • If you’re craving a juicy side of beef, make your way to Linger Longer Steakhouse. Enjoy American-style fare like lobster bisque, a variety of Black Angus and dry-aged steaks and the restaurant’s signature soufflés. 
  • Gaby’s by the Lake is the super casual waterfront eatery serving up pizzas, salads, sandwiches and signature cocktails all day long. On the weekends, you’ll find a lunchtime taco cart and a full menu of cigars is available for some post golf relaxation.
  • There are two exceptional and unique dining experiences offered by the Lake Oconee property that are a must-try. Chiminea dining includes a three-course meal al fresco with a bottle of wine by a roaring bonfire, while the BBQ Butler serves up southern fare in any venue you desire.
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, Georgia 30642
ATL (1 h 25 min-1 h 40 min)  
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