The resort at Reynolds Lake Oconee has certainly become a destination defined by its diversity, with courses from a wide range of well-established, modern architects. At the onset, however, Bob Cupp planted the seeds for what would grow over the next few decades. Two years after completing the original course, The Landing, the architect returned and created The Preserve. This time, however, he had Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green along as player consultants.
As the newer courses became more and more challenging, the Preserve and its 6,675-yard distance made the course a popular option for less-advanced players. That said, the range of bumps and swales across the terrain makes scoring a birdie difficult for a skilled player while remaining accommodating to higher handicappers.
The resort built upon the playability theme during 2015, when a course-within-a-course was created in the “Quick Six.” The loop includes alternate teeboxes at holes Nos. 1-3 and 7-9, bringing all holes down to a total of 660 yards. For $10, junior golfers below the age of 12 can take a whack at their parents’ most frustrating hobby.