The Oconee Course, the Rees Jones-designed resort course, presents a
golfing challenge unmatched by any other in the nation. Described by
“mind-game golf,” the course is designed to be a true
challenge. Noted for its spectacular par threes – featuring
multiple tee boxes,
drop shots from elevated tees and numerous water hazards – the
offers five holes in which Lake Oconee comes directly into play and four
tendering magnificent lake views. Thursday, July 29, at 1:00 p.m. $170
golfer includes box lunch, green fees, golf cart and prizes.
Great Waters Course/Dave Pelz Short Game Workshop
Great Waters, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-signature design, winds
wooded evergreen corridors only to open up to nine holes featuring the
waters of Lake Oconee. Considered one of the best courses in Georgia,
only to Augusta National, Great Waters proves to be one of the most
inspiring golf courses in the continental United States. The Dave Pelz
Game School’s highly trained instructors offer state-of-the-art
focusing on the short game distance wedges, pitching, chipping, sand
putting up the majority of shots per round. The school is designed to
long-term improvement to a player’s game. Friday, July 30, at
$155 per golfer includes transportation to/from the resort, the
Pelz Short Game Workshop, box lunch, green fees, golf cart and
The hard and clay courts of nearby Reynolds Plantation will be the
the annual round-robin tennis tournament. $40 fee includes a healthy
lunch, drinks, court time, scoring and prizes. Transportation on your
July 30, at 1:00 p.m.
Sporting Clays Tournament and Shooting
The Gun Club is one of the most scenic and challenging shooting
in the Southeast. Enjoy an exhibition shooting clinic by one of The
world-class shooting instructors, then show your own skills on the
sporting clay course. Price includes a warm-up round of trap, guns,
eye and ear protection, golf cart and instructor. Thursday, July 29 at
p.m. $190 per person. Transportation on your own.
Enjoy a trail ride through Georgia’s Lake Country as you admire
hills, streams and forests along your journey. Each well-trained Paint
horse is individually matched to each rider’s experience-level
to enhance your riding experience. For the little buckaroos over the
four, a variety of training rides are available, designed to introduce
to horseback riding in a fun atmosphere. Friday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.
$135 per person, for 4 hours. Transportation on your own.
Bass Fishing Tournament
Imagine the thrill of the “blast-off” as the tournament
with you and your partner in a high-performance bass boat and a bass
professional as your personal guide. Your heart pounds as you race
competitors to that day’s “Honey Hole,” where the
live! Feel your nerves come alive as you battle the “big
the boat and the satisfaction when she finally comes into the net to
part of your weigh-in catch. Thursday, July 29, 5:30 p.m. Allow 3
tournament. The $245 price includes boat, fishing tackle, safety
advice by your professional guide.
Activities for every interest abound on the shores of Lake
Enjoy a day of water-skiing, tubing or wake-boarding. Climb aboard
one of our
competition ski boats and show off your water skiing technique.
know how to ski? Not to worry. All of the instructors are AWSA
will teach you the basics. Prefer a slower pace? Try canoeing or
the shores of Lake Oconee.
Relax along the shoreline at The Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge.
and sun along the peaceful shores of Georgia’s cleanest and
For those who choose to stay on dry land, the resort also offers
Perfect for a first-time fisherman or those with more experience. A
pole, bait and tackle will be provided for $25 a day. Please call Ritz
at (706) 467-7113 to reserve your fishing poles.
If you love antiquing, Madison and Greensboro are the towns for you.
filled with small antique shops carrying a wide array of items from
of jewelry to large pieces of furniture and everything in between.
at the concierge desk for maps and directions.