Insider’s Guide to The Masters at Lake Oconee

February 25, 2019

Since the spring of 1934, people from all over the country have made the pilgrimage to the small town of Augusta, Georgia, to watch and enjoy the famous golf championship known as The Masters. Located halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, Lake Oconee has created the experience of a lifetime during Masters week. From lodging at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, to tossing back a cold one at Oconee Brewing Company, to taking on your own golf game on the beautiful courses in Greene County, it is a week you won’t want to miss. If you want to have the best time during Masters week, Lake Oconee is the place for you.

Here are some of the best recommendations to have a great Masters week:

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Celebrate one of the biggest sporting events in the world by letting The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee be your premier golfing destination April 8 through 14. Indulgent culinary experiences, championship golf courses and outdoor activities welcome you back after a visit to Augusta National.

Linger Longer Indulgences

Sample icy cold favorites like regional Oysters, Georgia Pink Shrimp, King Crab and Lobster at Linger Longer Steakhouse. Add a taste of luxury with shaved Fresh Black Truffles over any dish and select cuts of A5 Japanese Wagyu Steak.
Available April 13 and 14

Pappy Van Winkle Flight

Take a flight with Pappy Van Winkle in Barrel Room. The flight features a one ounce pour of 10 year, 12 year and 15 year old Reserves.
$200 per flight. Limited availability
beginning April 8

Sandy Cigar Bar

Enjoy rare and hard to find pre-embargo cigars with a glass of Private Select Bourbons and Tequilas at the sand bar, located next to the beach.
Available April 12 and 13

Private Select Barrel Experience

Each night in Barrel Room, one of our Private Select Spirits is highlighted with a unique experience like wax dipping a bottle of Maker’s Mark or educational tastings of Maestro Dobel Tequila.
Available April 10 to 13

The Captain’s List

Feel like a master in command with our exclusive wine pairings and rare cigars enjoyed throughout the resort all week.

For questions, please call the Concierge at 706.467.7130.

Overnight Accommodations

To make this an experience you truly won’t forget, consider booking the Luxury Masters Package.

Golfing in Greensboro

Since it’s time for the Masters, it only makes sense to talk about golfing in Greensboro to get the most out of your Masters week! The courses at Lake Oconee are definitely something you want to put on your Masters checklist. They have been designed by premier golf course architects Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Cupp, and more. The courses in Greensboro are award-winning and offer beautiful lake views, shaded forests, and different difficulty levels.

Harbor Club

Named one of the top three places to play in the state of Georgia by Golfweek, Harbor Club is the only public course in Greene County and a must do on your Greensboro Golf checklist!

Reynolds Lake Oconee

If you are staying at either The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee or one of the cottages/condos through Reynolds Lake Oconee Vacation Rental then you can play at the Reynolds Courses; Landing, Preserve, National, or Oconee.

Reynolds Kingdom of Golf Presented by TaylorMade

Offering an integration of superior equipment technology with golf instruction, Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade is one of only two such facilities in the country, providing club Members and guests with an exclusive retreat for full-game improvement.

Oconee Brewing Company

Nothing like a nice cold beer after a day of golf. Oconee Brewing Company will be open from 12pm to 9pm Monday thru Thursday of Masters Week and 12pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday. The Masters will be playing on their big screen all week long. They also have weekend specials that include:

  • Friday April 12th: Live music from musician Eric Dodd from 7pm to 10pm.

Dining in Greensboro

No trip to Greensboro is complete without indulging in some of our unique, local cuisine!

The Yesterday Cafe

At The Yesterday Café in Downtown Greensboro, you can watch the Masters at the bar while enjoying Master inspired cocktails like the Azalea or a John Daly. They also offer Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes or hot pimento dip but be sure to keep your fork for a slice of our World Famous Buttermilk Pie.

Café 44

Grab a breakfast sammie and a cup of coffee on your way out to Augusta. This cute café serves breakfast, lunch, and pastries Monday thru Saturday.

The National Tavern

The quintessential urban tavern situated in the heart of Reynolds right on The National Golf Course. Join them for lunch or dinner at the bar and lounge, in the dining room, or on either of their verandas with sweeping views of the course. In case you needed a little more golf in your life, there is even a putting green right outside for fun!

Filet Steak and Seafood

Steak, seafood, and cocktails! This sounds like the perfect meal after a day full of golf. 

The Chef & The Wife On Main

Looking to stay in your vacation rental have all of your meals prepared for you? Contact The Chef & The Wife On Main for fabulous catering options for a meal or two, or the whole time you are at Lake Oconee!




For questions or to plan your Masters Experience at Lake Oconee contact