Reynolds Plantation Celebrates 25 Years

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Over 200 Reynolds Plantation members braved the weather and gathered at the recently renovated Great Waters Clubhouse for some great food, fun, and beautiful fireworks at the community’s 25th Anniversary Event on Saturday, September 21st.  Originally setup on the event lawn overlooking Lake Oconee, rainfall forced the event indoors. However, that didn’t prevent members from enjoying the celebration as they toasted a very special occasion.

“This club is a family and it’s been amazing seeing firsthand this lifestyle that is Reynolds Plantation and how enjoyable and how exciting and fun this is,” said John Gunderson, senior vice president of Daniel Corporation, who addressed the crowd following dinner.  “I’ve only had the pleasure of being here for one year. I can’t imagine how much fun you all have had over the years.”

Reynolds Plantation members watch the fireworks over Lake Oconee from the Great Waters Clubhouse.
Reynolds Plantation members watch the fireworks over Lake Oconee from the Great Waters Clubhouse.


An impromptu indoor celebration gave many members the opportunity to have a sneak peak of the fresh new interior of the Great Waters clubhouse. An inviting, newly tiled lobby welcomed guests upon entering the front door and members made their way to the refurbished lounge that has hosted so many special occasions since it first opened in 1998. In the dining room, new carpet, new wall coverings, and freshly painted walls presented a warm and contemporary feel as guests enjoyed a complimentary buffet dinner.

“Although the rain had an effect on our original plan, it was nice that many of our members were able to celebrate this tremendous occasion,” says Gray Ferguson, senior vice president of operations for Reynolds Plantation. “It was great to be in the Great Waters Clubhouse, where our members have had so many wonderful memories.”

The evening concluded with an impressive fireworks show over the eighteenth fairway of the Great Waters golf course. Members gathered with their families and fellow neighbors on the rear balcony and lower patio of the clubhouse to see the sky light up over Lake Oconee. It was the perfect end to a celebration, 25 years in the making.

“There’s not a better club and a better group of people anywhere in the country,” said Rabun Neal, president of Reynolds Plantation. “We have had a fantastic year and seen a lot of positive change in our community. The people of this community are the reason we have been so successful for the past 25 years and we look forward to all the wonderful things in store over the next 25.”

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