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!