Reynolds Lake Oconee isn’t a new destination by any means, but with its brand-new community, Richland Pointe, and even more membership offerings, the property has once again elevated lake life.
The lush peninsula where the Richland Pointe Village development is located
Florida has beaches; New York has skyscrapers; California has sunsets; and in Georgia, we have lakes. We not only visit, but we live on lakes as a way to connect with nature and live a slower-paced life. And one of the most premier pieces of lake shoreline in the state of Georgia, and only a mere two hours from the city of Atlanta, is Reynolds Lake Oconee—350 miles of lakeside perfection. Dating back 100 years, the property was a family retreat. Fast-forward to today, and the property may have upped its luxe amenities, but it is still attracting the same passionate individuals drawn to an active life, fresh air and family—currently more than 4,000 members. For years the property has thrived as a golfing destination, and for good reason: The 12,000-acre development is home to 117 golf holes designed by the greats—Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and more—not to mention its state-of-the-art facility dubbed The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee, a one-stop shop for all things golf, from beginner to professional and everything in between, and one of only two TaylorMade Kingdoms in the country. Is sportsmanship more your speed? Reynolds has a place for that, too, and in true Reynolds fashion, goes above and beyond with its Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds. Adventure hangs in the air here among the enchanting topography across 100 acres of countryside. Here, try your hand at sporting clays or head to a grassy meadow with your bow for an archery lesson or game. It is also here where fishermen flock for early morning or evening trips.
Paddleboarding is an activity that satisfies both your need for nature and for exercise
Adventure through Sandy Creek Sporting Ground’s Land Rover Driving Course.
In addition to Reynolds’ already well-known offerings, the property is now home to Richland Pointe, its newest 500-acre lakefront community. Richland Pointe Village is a mix of cottages, walk-ups and large lake homes sit in an otherwise uninhabited hamlet on Lake Oconee, inspired heavily by America’s waterside towns and villages that we all know and love. Designed by Atlanta-based urbanist, master planner and designer Lew Oliver, each home is interconnected by waterfront, wooded parks and paths that create a sense of community among nature. “We knew from the start that we couldn’t go wrong with the land we were going to develop,” says Reynolds Lake Oconee COO Tim Hong. When it comes to everyday life, expect a shift in your mindset; the days of mundane routine are gone, and wellness takes center stage. Dine at Richland Pointe’s globally inspired waterfront restaurant where the 50-foot indoor-outdoor bar always has an open seat. Exchange your crowded gym for the property’s state-of-the-art fitness facility with Technogym’s self-guided Biocircuit program, two movement studios, an on-site health coach and a variety of indoor-outdoor movement classes. Of course, with hard work comes relaxation, and no luxury community is complete without a spa, Richland Pointe included. Three treatment rooms for massages and esthetics are necessary for a healthy body and spirit.
One of the 117 holes on Reynolds Lake Oconee’s property
Two miles to the north, The Homesteads are an exclusive area of no more than 86 lakefront homesites, each occupying about 5 acres of land. All lots include waterfront access and enough space to essentially create family compounds with multiple buildings, orchards and gardens. “With these parcels of land, you have the space for whatever the future may suggest,” says Troy Lucas, vice president of planning and development for Daniel Communities. “The Homesteads offer families the chance to create a legacy that will be enjoyed by generations to come.”
The exterior and infinity spa pool at Richland Pointe Village
To summarize all that is offered at Reynolds Lake Oconee’s properties is almost an impossible task. With its updated platinum membership, the limit ceases to exist. At $60,000 per year, platinum members can enjoy full access to every asset of the property, including all tennis, swimming and fitness facilities; 117 holes of golf at all six courses; The Lake Club; Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds; and amenities at Richland Pointe Village—not to mention highly exclusive and coveted access to Reynolds’ Creek Club. Whether you bike, fish, kayak or prefer to go jump in the lake, Reynolds Lake Oconee has created the ultimate sanctuary for those seeking out the balance and luxury of lake life living. reynoldslakeoconee.com
The restaurant at Richland Pointe features interior design that promotes health and wellness
Photography by: courtesy of Reynolds Lake Oconee