Episode 11: Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee

As one of six courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee, the Great Waters course provides some beautiful lakeside golf.

Though the front nine works away from the lake, the tree-lined fairways and an early bloom led to a spring-like experience on the course.

The back nine is where the course really comes to life, providing lake views on nearly every hole.

I struggled on the slowish bermuda greens, but enjoyed the interesting Jack Nicklaus hole designs, including the 75-yard wide putting surface on the 349 yard par 4 11th.

The great use of peninsulas jetting out into the lake make for some good views and tough approaches into water-guarded greens.  Particularly tough was the 460 yard par 4 16th hole that features a narrow tee shot and challenging second.

And after a fun experience on the course, what better way to end the day than with a cold local brew on the back porch of a playing partner!