The important question being asked at Lake Oconee is “will the Augusta National’s azaleas be in bloom this year?” We predict the azalea blooming at the Masters by the timing of our own azaleas here. This year our azaleas have not shown their pink or white, so bets are against the Augusta blooms. All of a sudden, after we endured a cold wet winter that wouldn’t end, we lake dwellers have observed the buzzing of leaf blowers, the blooming of trees, and the installing of pine straw. Those signs are not only Mother Nature’s rejuvenation of her world, but of the Lake Oconee community’s putting on its best face for Easter and the Masters visitors. We are blessed here with four distinct seasons with our Spring coming to life at least by April. We feel sorry for the people who are still wearing winter coats and shoveling snow up North! As Lake Oconee is only about an hour from the Masters home, Augusta National, we at Lake Oconee are flooded with guests who escape the crowds around Augusta and stay at Lake Oconee. Many visitors have time to play their own golf after being inspired by the pros at the Masters. As residents of Lake Oconee, we often visit the Masters Golf Tournament ourselves and enjoy the golf, the excellence of the historic course, and the ever polite and enthusiastic “patrons”.
Food at the Augusta National is legendary, my favorite lunch is a pimento cheese sandwich, and sweet tea or beer.
However, hungry visitors at Lake Oconee have many local eateries that serve tasty food which they can enjoy after the trip to Augusta. Some restaurants observe special hours and menus for Masters Week, some may accept reservations. Below is a list of our Lake Oconee favorites that includes phone numbers so visitors can phone for details before making your choice.
This list is not exhaustive, but contains our local best picks that serve good food, and are consistent.
If you are staying at one of the golf communities, check out their clubhouse for some good food!
Golf Community Clubhouses:
Reynolds Great Waters
Favorite Lunch Places:
Sweet Kneads 706-484-1588
Cafe 44 706-999-9744
Dolce Caffe 706-454-5999
Bulldog Supper Club (sports bar with large TVs) 706-453-4333
Mellow Mushroom (Pizzas, etc.) 706-484-2074
Silver Moon 706-485-5698 Dinner only
Smith’s Coastal Grill 706-485-7212
Filet Steak and Seafood 706-453-2980
Bone Island Grillhouse 706-991-1999 Dinner only
Da Corrado Ristorante 706-453-1110 Dinner only
Blu Culina Fusion Bistro ( Mediterranean) 706-991-9970
Enjoy a visit to Lake Oconee and call us if you want to see homes for sale and join us for a lifetime!
Jim and Suzie Hudson
RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee
1070 Salem Walk Dr., Suite 4
Greensboro, GA 306
Jim cell: 706-453-6253
Suzie cell: 706-347-1115