Great Waters has reopened succeeding an 18-month renovation and is now available for reservations. The Nicklaus Design team has modernized and reinvented the signature golf course, originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1992. Bask in panoramic views on the Lake Oconee shoreline and the serenity of Georgia’s verdant forests on 7,400 yards of championship golf.
“’Spectacular’ is a pretty good word for the golf course,” said Nicklaus, the famed golfing legend. “We created a little more of an exciting golf course with more variety, a golf course that is really strong again.”
Preserving the essence of the original course as much as possible, the newly restored Great Waters is meticulously reconditioned from beneath the ground up, including restructured irrigation and drainage systems, updated bunker designs, back tees and widespread tree clearing to improve turf quality. Be prepared for a stimulating layout complimented by unrivaled lake scenery capturing the natural beauty of Georgia.
Great Waters, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-signature design, winds through densely wooded evergreen corridors only to open up to the restful, blue waters of Lake Oconee. Named as one of the best courses in Georgia, second only to Augusta National, Great Waters proves to be one of the most aesthetically inspiring golf courses in the continental United States.