Lake Oconee Represented Well on the Georgia Golf Trail

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Cuscowilla, Harbor Club, and Reynolds Plantation have become Founding Members in the newly established Georgia Golf Trail, a partnership between the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division and Georgia Golf & Travel (www.georgiagolfandtravel.com).

The mission of that partnership is to promote the trail and awareness of Georgia as one of the premier golf destinations in the world, while increasing travel and visitor expenditures throughout the state.

As Founding Members of the Georgia Golf Trail, the three golf communities will support a variety of marketing initiatives by the state, including regional print advertising, a presence in Georgia’s 11 Welcome Centers across the state, promotion to tour operators and travel agents at international tourism trade shows, plus high visibility on the Trail’s website and a strong on-line marketing outreach.

“This is a unique and formative opportunity for Harbor Club to enhance its presence as a national-class golf destination, both domestically and internationally, and we look forward to being a highly active and supportive member of the Georgia Golf Trail,” says Harbor Club general manager, Brandon Matney.

The three lake communities join with such other premier Georgia golf resorts as Sea Island, Callaway Gardens and Barnsley Gardens as Founding Members dedicated to advancing the State’s golf-rich heritage.

“The only thing we’re really known for in golf in Georgia is The Masters, when really there’s so much more,” said Reynolds Plantation Vice President of Golf Operations Mark Lammi.

“Not only is the opportunity to be on the front end of something like this exciting, but it’s exciting that someone has taken the bull by the horns to market Georgia as a golf state, rather than as a coastal state or The Peach State.”

According to Georgia Golf & Travel president, Doug Hollandsworth, “Georgia is rich in golf history. From the mountains to the plains and on to the Atlantic Coast, we want to show the world how much the Peach State has to offer the golfer and the traveler. Whether it is for business or a weekend get-away, any tourist will find the sights and sounds of Georgia to be a top travel destination.”

“Obviously, we’re hoping it drives business to Lake Oconee so we can pick up golf and accommodations,” Cuscowilla Director of Golf Jarrod Clark said. “I think we are a great destination and have some great golf.”

To learn more about the Georgia Golf Trail visit (www.georgiagolfandtravel.com).

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