Eatonton, Ga. / 800-800-5250 / reynoldsplantation.com
/ Jack Nicklaus (1992) 6,698 yards, Par 72 | Points: 55.6286
Early in his design career, Jack Nicklaus said he would design resort courses differently than championship ones. Great Waters is a vivid example of that intent. With a routing that features 10 holes on Lake Oconee, Jack and his associate Jim Lipe worked hard to vary the encounters with water. On one hole it's a carry off a tee, on another, it's beside a green, while on a couple, it's a cove in front of a green. Every encounter features a generous bailout option. Another concession to resort golfers: the greens are big but simple, with few complex contours.
100 Greatest Public History: Ranked 2003-08 & present Highest ranking: No. 61, 2005-06