Old Toccoa Farm

By on April 7, 2022

Where People, Lifestyle and Design Live Together, along with Award Winning Golf.


As the sun rises over the Chattahoochee National Forest, and the morning fog lifts above 4,360 feet of the Toccoa River, mother nature unveils a very special place, Old Toccoa Farm.

Once referred to as “The Enchanted Land” by the Cherokee Indians, this land is now the perfect backdrop for breathtaking scenery, thoughtfully designed homes, an active lifestyle and award-winning golf. 

This spring, delicious cuisine is being added to the menu with the opening of The Tavern, a rustic yet elegant clubhouse of sorts, with an emphasis on food, fellowship and friends.  

Behind the well-designed Gate House, you will find a community of exceptional people, homes and a growing list of amenities that provide for mountain living at its best. Each home, designed specifically for its owners, incorporates heavy use of large timbers, natural stone, board-batten, cedar shakes and accent metals, which come together to create a true sense of belonging. Each home is sized and placed to be “of the land, not on the land”, and this approach sets the community apart from others in the Blue Ridge area. Here, nothing seems out of scale. With the introduction of new designs and materials, the community continues to maintain a fresh architectural cadence and continues to appeal to those who are looking for the best in mountain living.

The tree lined roadways meander throughout the community as do several miles of walking trails. A nice trail run, or a long walk with the dog, is a daily occurrence. If golf is your game, The Bunker Hill designed course here is fast becoming the talk of the south. Golf Digest’s #8 Best New Course 2020, winds its way through mountain ridges, a river valley and native grass meadows, all intentionally shaped to give your face a perma-grin. Yep, a perma-grin. Play the course or just ride along and enjoy a beautiful day. Views, fun and challenge, the course has it all. Links Magazine listed Old Toccoa Farm as a 10 Must-Visit Public Golf Course Destination for 2022. 

Accolades keep pouring in for Old Toccoa Farm’s golf course and the nearby city of Blue Ridge and this has had a direct effect on real estate sales here. 2021 was a great year and the momentum of lot sales and new home starts remains steady. A talented team of architects and designers work closely with owners, assuring each home is unique unto itself. Almost all who are purchasing homesites in Old Toccoa Farm are working with our team and of course our preferred builders to get their homes started as soon as possible. The supply chain for construction materials has created challenges for sure, but our team continues to meet those challenges and has been quite effective in helping our owners navigate through the process from start to finish. 

Community outreach is tightly woven into the DNA of Old Toccoa Farm. The developer of Old Toccoa Farm, along with many of its employees and members are actively involved with local charities including Habitat for Humanity; The Open Arms Home for Children, a safe home for young girls; Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., a veteran-focused organization providing therapy through fly-fishing and fly tying; and Casting for Recovery, which provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer at no cost to the participants. 

The highly anticipated new Golf Shop and Tavern will be completed in May and will add yet another dimension to life on the Farm. “We feel we have come to a critical path in our development plan that requires this new amenity. We are thrilled for our members, public playing guests and the greater Blue Ridge community to be offering a new place to enjoy food, friends and fellowship. With the pandemic in our review mirror, the Old Toccoa Farm social calendar for 2022 is setting up to be quite exciting. Charity golf events, music events, food and wine tastings, and more will be on the menu. When you add this to member kayaking days, and our sporting grounds partnership with Noontootla Creek Farms (fly fishing, sporting clays, pheasant shoots and quail hunts), life at Old Toccoa Farm can be all you want it to be.”

Adding to these improvements, we are nearing the completion of the Hillside Cottages, which will launch our hospitality program. Think Play & Stays for golfers with 15 one-bedroom short-term stay units offering over-night visits for property owners building their home, and for prospective buyers who want to visit with us and experience Old Toccoa Farm as part of their purchase evaluation process. “So, there’s plenty of activity, much to enjoy and a great deal to look forward to here at Old Toccoa Farm. In the end, I just think it’s a great place to live,” says Peter Knutzen, Co-Managing Partner at Old Toccoa Farm, who, along with his wife Kim, recently moved into their new home here at Old Toccoa Farm.

If you are looking for a community in the north Georgia Mountains that offers a true sense of community along with strong architectural covenants, you owe it to yourself to schedule a visit to see first-hand the difference at Old Toccoa Farm. Here, people, lifestyle, and well-planned designs live together beautifully…the golf is the icing on the cake!  ACLM


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Visit their website: oldtoccoafarm.com


Photos by: Jerry Mucklow Photography,