Blue Ridge’s Only Golf and River Community
Only a 90 minute drive from Atlanta and an easy day’s drive from Florida sits the charming downtown of Blue Ridge, Georgia. The downtown streets are filled with art-centric shops, unique and eclectic product offerings, sweet treats, and a host of new restaurants to satisfy even the most finicky of eaters. It’s a town that is coming of age and the improvements over the past 5 years have further defined Blue Ridge as Georgia’s favorite mountain town.
A short drive from historic downtown Blue Ridge, just outside the sleepy mountain town of Mineral Bluff, sits the most recent compliment to the Blue Ridge offering, a community known as Old Toccoa Farm. Old Toccoa Farm provides the perfect balance between mountain views and river frontage and reliable infrastructure including a manned and gated entrance, Blue Ridge city water, high speed internet and sewer rather than septic. And if that wasn’t enough, Old Toccoa Farm also offers Blue Ridge’s only golf course, which is making a significant name for itself among golfers throughout the southeast.
When you arrive at Old Toccoa Farm you quickly realize this is not your typical north Georgia mountain community. First you recognize that architecture is import here as you approach the rustic rock and cedar shake gate house. Then you notice they know something about customer service as the gate attendant welcomes you with true southern hospitality. A nice slow drive on a paved road takes you to their temporary real estate office and golf shop, and along the way you get to see the beautiful golf holes and the river down in the valley. And then the real fun begins. A guided tour of the property, a must if you really want to get a feel for all that is offered here, and when you ride in their Kawasaki Mule it doesn’t take long before the cool mountain breeze and fresh air has you relaxed and in an Old Toccoa Farm state of mind. Walking trails along the river, trails through the valley of ferns, and stops at overlook areas complete with fire pits; it’s one beautiful setting after another. And as you meander through the twists and turns of the trails on the tour, you get an intimate look at the golf course and the incredible turf conditions they offer. This is world-class golf in the sleepy, charm of the mountains. Absolutely amazing! Stunning fairways of zoysia grass and immaculate bent grass green complexes. And then there are the bunkers…let’s just say they are beautiful and treacherous all at the same time. The appeal of Old Toccoa Farm has earned it a spot on the Georgia Golf Trail. The flow of the golf course is influenced by mountain laurel, massive bunkers, rocky outcroppings, towering hardwoods, and wildflower meadows. The golf course overlooks the Chattahoochee and Cherokee Nation Forests. It truly is a majestic setting for golf. Golfwise, Old Toccoa Farm’s biggest selling point is that it’s very family friendly. In addition to the current nine-hole golf course, there’s a large, spacious chipping area and an expanded practice putting green. A walking-only nine-hole par three course is expected to open for play this summer (2018). “In today’s time-crunched society, Old Toccoa Farm gives many golfers exactly what they want from a golf outing — a wonderfully designed golf course with well-maintained greens,” said Doug Hollandsworth, Founder, Georgia Golf Trail. “At Old Toccoa Farm, the magnificent views of the north Georgia countryside, as well as the holes that hug the banks of the nearby Toccoa River are the main draw when playing this golf course.
Because of its natural beauty, this part of Georgia is also a great place to come on vacation or to possibly buy a second home as a spring, summer, or fall escape.”
This destination is more than a place to put a tee peg in the ground and pursue Old Man Par. It could be about putting down roots! The mountain scenery, pleasant summer weather, and scenic fall images will keep you coming back time and time again, quite possibly to buy a vacation home, a primary home or just a get-a-way cottage that when you are not using it, can be placed in an overnight rental program with one of their Hospitality Partners. A “Discover Old Toccoa Farm” package is also a great way to spend a little more time on the property and offers the best opportunity to discuss real estate options and or membership availability. Get with Managing Partners Peter Knutzen and Kevin Hermetz , or Dallas Storms, Old Toccoa Farm’s Director of Sales, and they will walk you through the product offerings. They offer “Play & Stay Packages” and “Discovery Packages” so there is ample opportunity to experience Old Toccoa Farm in a manner that best suits your schedule. So don’t just arrive and ask for information, take the tour and see this beautiful community-in-the making, you will not be disappointed.
After your visit and as part of the offering, you are welcome to check out the activities available in and around the nearby community of Blue Ridge. In Blue Ridge, you will find many dining options, live music, and a local theatre. Purchasing a ticket
for a ride along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is another option, too. In this area, you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, world-class whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, Trout Adventure Trail, or the Benton
Mackaye Trail; mountain biking at the Aska Adventure Area; improving your shooting skills (sporting clays) at the Noontootla Creek Farms; or horseback riding on the ridge-top trail. And, if outdoor adventure is not your cup of tea, you can work on your craft-making skills at the nearby John C. Campbell Folk School. The opportunities are virtually endless.
With a mix of custom home lots, smaller cabins, cottage lots and spec homes, it is also reshaping the stay and play golf experience for many golfers from Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Simply put, the distinctive mountain architecture that is adjacent to the Toccoa River makes Old Toccoa Farm one of the best places to own a second home in northern Georgia.
Call today to book your experience at Old Toccoa Farm (706-946-GOLF). After all, if you like it enough, you may play, stay, and never leave. You won’t be the first and you won’t be the last.
For more information on Old Toccoa Farm please contact us:
Old Toccoa Farm
596 Curtis Switch Road
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559