Greensboro, Ga. – As it celebrates 20 years of membership,
Plantation, a Linger Longer Community, continues to build on its reputation
as one of the
nation’s most admired upscale golf communities.
The latest acclaim for the golf destination and residences – the vision
of cousins Mercer
Reynolds and Jamie Reynolds on their family’s historic Lake Oconee property – is
prestigious honor from the National Golf Course Owners Association as 2008
Golf Course of the
The honor is the finishing touch on a memorable year at Reynolds Plantation,
- The opening of its first member-only golf course, The Creek Club,
designed by awardwinning
golf architect Jim Engh.
- The unveiling of the Lake Club, a $24 million “wellness campus,” where
recreational and social activities.
- Competition in the PGA Cup, hosted at the Rees Jones-designed Oconee
- The awarding of the 2008 Professional National Championship,
by the PGA of America,
to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters Course.
“Each course we finish is more exciting than the previous one,” said
Mercer Reynolds, the
chairman/CEO of Linger Longer Companies.
“When someone comes here,
they are never bored
with something they have seen down the street. Our courses distinguish us
The Reynolds family has carefully and successfully assembled one of the most
collections of golf courses in the country, if not the world, at Reynolds
Plantation. The family
has followed a distinct vision and commitment to a world-class golf destination
community, growing to 99 holes of championship golf while remaining faithful
responsibility as caretakers of the land.
“I’m most proud of the fact that in developing the land, we’re
maintaining the look and feel of
what we knew long ago,” Mercer Reynolds said.
NGCOA award winners are determined by a panel of golf course owners and operators.
will be recognized on Jan. 30 at the NGCOA’s Annual Conference in Orlando.