Sandy Creek Sport­ing Grounds To Open This Fall At Reynolds Lake Oconee

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Greens­boro, Ga. – The ini­tial phase of the Sandy Creek Sport­ing Grounds is sched­uled to de­but this fall at Reynolds Lake Oconee, of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of out­door ex­pe­ri­ences at the award-win­ning com­mu­nity lo­cated on 12,000 acres sur­rounded by the ma­jes­tic Lake Oconee, be­tween At­lanta and Au­gusta.

Named for the beau­ti­ful stream that flows into Lake Oconee and shapes the prop­erty’s to­pog­ra­phy, Sandy Creek Sport­ing Grounds is un­der the de­sign di­rec­tion of in­ter­na­tional shoot­ing cham­pion Justin Jones of Great Bri­tain, one of the world’s fore­most ex­perts in the devel­op­ment and man­age­ment of elite re­sort shoot­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

The Sport­ing Grounds com­plex en­com­passes nearly 100 acres and fea­tures a 20-sta­tion sport­ing clays course, five­s­tand shoot­ing range and air ri­fle fa­cil­ity, as well as archery and in­struc­tional/games ar­eas and a hik­ing course. The guest cen­ter will be ad­ja­cent to the ex­ist­ing, 1800s-era Sandy Creek Barn and a 40-acre lake.

“Not only do we have the best col­lec­tion of golf cour­ses in Ge­or­gia, but now we will have one of the most im­pres­sive sports­man’s venues in the coun­try,” said Rabun Neal, pres­i­dent at Reynolds Lake Oconee. “In­deed, Reynolds Lake Oconee has it all.”

The Sandy Creek Sport­ing Grounds project is the lat­est in a multi-mil­lion-dol­lar im­prove­ment plan de­signed to touch nearly every facet of the Reynolds Lake Oconee com­mu­nity and re­sort.

The aes­thetic of the 20-sta­tion Sport­ing Clays course is cre­ated much like a golf course. The first key el­e­ment is vari­a­tion and in­ter­est in the over­all “hole-by-hole” lay­out that em­braces the nat­u­ral to­pog­ra­phy of the land. The clays course is laid out in a series of sta­tions (holes) with each specif­i­cally de­signed to of­fer shot vari­a­tion of length, an­gle and tra­jec­tory, em­u­lat­ing the un­pre­dictable and chal­leng­ing na­ture of a clas­sic Bri­tish shoot, with clays launched at a va­ri­ety of speeds, tra­jec­to­ries, an­gles, el­e­va­tions, and dis­tances.

It is in such va­ri­ety that shoot­ers are chal­lenged through­out the course with a di­verse mix­ture of shot se­lec­tions. The stands have been in­di­vid­u­ally de­signed and cre­ated with the as­sis­tance of the Reynolds Sig­na­ture Homes ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign team. Great Bri­tain-based Pro­matic In­ter­na­tional, the lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of shoot­ing club ma­chin­ery and equip­ment, has been re­tained for its ser­vices as well, and its so­lar-pow­ered units are in use through­out the course.

Cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors will be avail­able for lessons, and a per­sonal guide will ac­com­pany guests through all ac­tiv­i­ties. Shoot­ers on the sport­ing clays course will tra­verse the course in a spe­cially-out­fit­ted sport­ing clays buggy. Fish­ing and wa­ter sports ac­tiv­i­ties ( kayak, ca­noe, mo­tor­ized pad­dle­boards) are also avail­able at the Sport­ing Grounds.

Al­ready rec­og­nized among the “25 Best Golf Com­mu­ni­ties in North Amer­ica”

by GOLF Mag­a­zine, Reynolds Lake Oconee is not only build­ing a world-class sport­ing fa­cil­ity, but is build­ing on its longestab­lished rep­u­ta­tion as an out­stand­ing place to live.

Reynolds Lake Oconee has 117 holes of golf, all de­signed by leg­endary golf ar­chi­tects, in­clud­ing Jack Nick­laus, Rees Jones and Tom Fazio. Be­yond the “Top 100” ranked golf cour­ses and ad­di­tional sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, the Reynolds com­mu­nity of­fers a wide ar­ray of recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties along the more than 350 miles of Lake Oconee shore­line.

Va­ca­tion guests at Reynolds can choose from in­di­vid­ual cot­tages within the pri­vate gates, while en­joy­ing a va­ri­ety of ameni­ties. Ac­com­mo­da­tions also are avail­able at The Ritz-Carl­ton. A va­ri­ety of va­ca­tion pack­ages, some in­cor­po­rat­ing golf and shoot­ing, will be avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Reynolds Lake Oconee, visit www.reynold­slakeo­conee. com or call (877) 809-3324.

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