Where: Greensboro, Georgia
What it costs: $5,500-$7,500 per night
What’s inside: A roomy 5,400 square feet, this three-story, lakeside dwelling has four master-bedroom suites, each with full marble bathroom appointed with luxury Asprey bath and body amenities. King and double beds feature Pillow Top featherbed mattresses, duvet and Frette linens. (Which is a fancy way of saying, you'll sleep well.) A first-floor Great Room complete with game tables, wet bar and large flat-screen TV opens to a screened-in back porch and heated outdoor pool that peer out at Lake Oconee. A sprawling living room with wood-burning fireplace is the perfect spot to reflect on your round, while a chef’s kitchen that comes with work island and stocked pantry leads to a formal dining area that comfortably seats three foursomes.
What else you get: Rustic elegance best defines the Ritz-Carlton Lodge and its Presidential House. But you’ll be drawn to the outdoors, so compelling are the property’s amenities. Five resort-access championship courses are the top draw, spearheaded by Jack Nicklaus’ Great Waters and Rees Jones’ Oconee, both fixtures in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play. Each offers back-nine holes that play over and around the lake. Also carve out some time for on-the-lake activities, including fishing and boating, or recapture your youth with s’mores by a lakeside campfire. For more formal food fare, feast on the regional specialties at Georgia’s Bistro and celebrate that closing birdie at the Linger Longer Steakhouse. A recently renovated spa and fitness center is another can’t-miss attraction.
For other budgets: Guest rooms in the main hotel start at $299 per night in summer and early fall. Fairways and Greens Golf Package rates begin at $499 per room, per night.
Book it: 706-467-0600, ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation