Set in a lush jungle surrounded by rice paddies and with the Ayung River flowing nearby, the Mandapa Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Bali’s crafts capital of Ubud, envelopes guests in serenity. Take a tour. Video by Jason Schmidt and Cory Jacobs Special thanks to Cathay Pacific Airlines.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro Georgia is nestled within the verdant Georgian hills just 75 miles from Atlanta. The family who first owned this land called it “linger longer.”
Today, guests of this Lake Oconee Lodge enjoy luxury accommodations, championship golf, fishing, and more. The setting creates a sense of being transported to another time and place where they, too, want to linger longer and enjoy Southern hospitality.
Championship Golf Courses
Along with luxurious hotel suites and exceptional fine dining, guests can enjoy an incomparable caliber of golf courses. Golfers have 5 signature golf courses to choose from.
These courses feature natural elements of beauty including towering Georgia oaks, fragrant magnolias, and flowering dogwoods situated along the calm waters of Lake Oconee. In all, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation offers 99 holes of golf with these world-class golf courses.
The Landing was the first course built on Lake Oconee and was acquired by the Lodge in 2005. This Scottish-style championship course was renovated and refurbished in 2012 and reopened in 2013. Its eight holes challenge with hilly terrain and water features. The rough includes heather-type grass and challenges like numerous mounds and grassy hollows.
The Plantation Golf Course incorporates the rolling Appalachian Mountain foothills and features wide fairways and carefully placed bunkers. This 18-hole course provides golfers a more relaxing layout friendly to all experience levels.
The 27-hole Reynolds National Course is a long and narrow course that takes players through towering pines and flowering dogwoods native to middle Georgia. This course’s challenging layout features more than 100 bunkers, several holes ruched along the shores of Lake Oconee, and large undulating greens.
The Oconee Course offers a challenge many describe as mind-game golf. The landscape is designed with a true risk/reward challenge and forces golfers to choose between direct tee shots over Lake Oconee inlets and long drives down tree-lined dog-leg fairways.
In fact, Lake Oconee comes directly into play on five holes and interior creeks and ponds also ensure an unmatched challenge for players of all skill levels.
The 18-hole Great Waters course takes golfers through densely wooded evergreen corridors and opens up to nine holes which feature the blue waters of Lake Oconee as the rough. This course is named one of the best in Georgia.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation has 251 well-appointed rooms and suites which offer views of the resort and Lake Oconee. They also feature one three-bedroom and five two-bedroom golf cottages. For more information, check their website.
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Swaying coconut palms. Fruity drinks with little umbrellas. Warm ocean breezes. Ahhh. Relaxed yet?
Situated on a pristine beach, this century old pineapple plantation that is now the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui offers an opportunity to enjoy rolling hills, breathtaking sunsets, two championship golf courses and a three-level swimming pool complete with a 20,000 square foot sun deck and children’s pool. Not to mention a new fitness center and yoga studio – all designed to connect you to your inner ‘om.’ Or beach bod. One of those.
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