Lake Season Is Here!

The water level is rising, and so are exciting new happenings at Russell Lands on Lake Martin and surrounding area. Here’s what the season holds.

Kowaliga Restaurant
Accessible by boat or car, Kowaliga Restaurant, a longtime Lake Martin favorite, offers a family-friendly atmosphere and fantastic views.

Home Opportunities
After an overwhelming response to the two initial property releases at The Heritage, Russell Lands on Lake Martin has announced the next collection of roughly 30 waterfront estate homesites alongside Wicker Point Golf Club. The community boasts more than 1,500 acres along 12 miles of pristine Lake Martin shoreline. Once complete, it will include approximately 250 waterfront homesites and 130 wooded interior lots. Already under way, one of the amenities in The Heritage is The Benjamin, a waterfront residential lake club scheduled to open summer 2025. The clubhouse will include an indoor event space, catering kitchen, and event bar, along with a fitness facility and expansive views of the lake from covered verandas. Outside, The Benjamin will feature saline pools with an adjacent grill facility, eight tennis courts, a tennis proshop, and eight pickleball courts. Guests will enjoy an event lawn, covered pavilions, firepits, a waterfront beach area, and a community dock system.

Wicker Point Golf Club
Wicker Point Golf Club

The Wicker Point Golf Club will enjoy its first full season since opening September 2023. The 18-hole Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed course embraces the natural beauty of the land with pine plantations, meandering creeks, and lakefront holes. The Craftsman-style clubhouse, designed by Hank Long of Henry Sprott Long & Associates, features a wraparound porch with views of multiple holes and the lake. A stand-alone golf shop, complete with pro shop and men’s and women’s locker rooms, includes a “wind down” room, with a lounge area and adjacent bar.

Dining Out
Fanny Goldmine Diner
Opened in 2023, this counter-order restaurant at Russell Crossroads offers a variety of classic diner favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The original SpringHouse restaurant will begin dinner service on Friday and Saturday nights out of the Fanny Goldmine while awaiting a rebuild.

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Fanny Goldmine Diner
Russell Crossroads is the community hub for Lake Martin. Here, you’ll find Catherine’s Market, Fanny Goldmine Diner, and The Russell Crossroads Naturalist Cabin. The Town Green at Russell Crossroads offers live music every Friday night from May through September.

BRU 63
Situated inside Catherine’s Market, this go-to market at Russell Crossroads is a full-service coffee shop that includes traditional favorites like cappuccinos, iced coffees, cold brews, espressos, and frozen drinks.

Lake Martin Pizza Co.
The popular Dadeville-side restaurant recently opened a second location in Alexander City on Highway 63. Perfect for takeout or dining in while enjoying the live music scene, this family-friendly atmosphere offers pizzas handmade from scratch, garlic knots, cheese bread, and more. The full bar has up to 16 beers on tap, party drinks, specialty cocktails, and wine.

Cocktails and Frozen Treats
A few doors down from Lake Martin Pizza Co. on Highway 63, Grain & Leaf offers spirits, wine, cigars, mixers, beer, and gifts. Stop in for sunset cocktail supplies while the kids cool off in Rita’s with an Italian ice or frozen custards.

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