At Old Toccoa Farm, the experiences are authentic and rooted in the time-honored traditions of friends and family gathering in community. Supported by a careful selection of services and true southern hospitality, it’s the perfect lifestyle for discovering new passions — or reconnecting with old ones.
At Old Toccoa Farm, life takes its cue from the gently flowing Toccoa where you can cat and paddle along 4,300+ feet of the Toccoa River. Gatherings naturally gravitate to the riverside, and the waterfront pavilion is the launching point for a day of adventure.
The ancient Cherokee fish weir at the southern end of the property stands testimony to the Toccoa’s abundance. Our sustainably managed trout fishery includes a 100-foot-wide stretch of riffles, rapids and shady pools treasured for its abundance of native brown and rainbow trout. Lessons, classes and guided fishing can be arranged or enjoy the therapy of being alone on the water.
Paddling – Kayak or Canoe
Slip out in the morning mist for a gentle paddle to a downstream takeout, passing under trestles, bridges and stands of hardwood. Or put in below the dam and ride an afternoon release back to the property by kayak or paddleboard. With a variety of routes and releases, the experience is unique every time one takes to the water.
Golf was born on rugged land just like this. Every hole, every hazard on the Dan Proctor, Dave Axland and Bunker Hill-designed course is defined by nature’s infinite presence. Here, twisted knots of mountain laurel, rock outcroppings and gentle wildflower meadows dictate the flow of play. Among the massive bunkers and hardwoods, you’ll discover golf in its purest state — and an experience unlike any other. Lush zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens create an incredible surface for play as the course winds along the river and into the landscape’s secluded hills and draws. Native grasses and wicked bunkers complete the experience of this unique course.
In addition to the front nine currently open for play, as well as the driving range, putting and chipping greens, Old Toccoa Farm will soon include an expansive family practice area, including short, walk-only par 3. Hit a bucket of balls in the cool of the evening, or line up shots with the grandkids as you introduce the next generation to the game. The flexible design of the practice area sets the stage for special times with family, including generous chipping and practice putting areas.
Winter 2017 Rates
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 18 holes: $35, 9 holes: $30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 18 holes: $45, 9 holes: $30
Includes Greens Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls & Taxes
Daily Tee Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Trails & Pursuits
Meandering is Encouraged
There is room to roam at Old Toccoa Farm, where gentle footpaths and wooded trails meander through forests of trillium, lady slipper and flame azalea. Osprey and hawks are your guide along the riverside trail — a grassy, zero-grade path that hugs the banks of the Toccoa. Or, venture into the heart of the community on mulched trails that pass over streams and through hardwood forests shared with deer and abundant wildlife. Those who wish to ramble further afield can join curated adventures along the legendary Appalachian Trail or Benton MacKaye Trail.
Pursuits & Base Camp
Old Toccoa Farm is your basecamp for exceptional outdoor adventure — whether you’re shooting world-class rapids on the Ocoee River or hiking past thundering waterfalls along the Trout Adventure Trail, Appalachian Trail or Benton Mackaye Trail. You can also saddle up at one of our area stables for a ridge-top trail ride, or hit the Aska Adventure Area for miles of challenging single-track mountain biking. That’s not enough, there is Winged Shooting and Sporting Clays at nearby Noontootla Creek Farms and world class crafts at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Wherever you venture, you’ll find knowledgeable outfitters, experienced guides and friendly locals happy to help with gear selection and route planning.
It’s all about gathering.
Gathering with friends and family is a favorite activity here in the mountains. I fact, gathering is what it’s all about. At Old Toccoa Farm, the simple pleasures of gathering with friends will be celebrated at home, or fireside at the soon-to-be riverside pavilion as well as at comfortable gathering spots dotting the property. A gathering state-of-mind will be the underpinning at Old Toccoa Farm providing the perfect setting for friends making a visit, family holiday dinners, and entertaining several generations for an extended weekend.
Memorable times together come easy with onsite concierge services that can help with anything from a massage to arranging for a day of biking, rafting, horseback riding or other off-the-farm adventures.
Now & Future
Soon the construction of the signature riverside pavilion will be underway. This rustic, yet elegant, river and golf fronting facility will feature a spacious bar, fireplaces and open-air gathering areas.
The remaining nine holes of golf have already been mass graded and shaped, each fairway has drainage and 4 greens complexes have been built. Further cleanup, mainline irrigation and grassing is all that remains. When complete, the course will be a 6,580-yard, par 70 providing a test for all handicaps. Of course, additional amenities will be brought online as development proceeds and Membership grow.
CONNECTION TO NATURE AND RECREATION
Blue Ridge is your basecamp for exceptional outdoor adventure — whether you’re shooting world-class rapids on the Ocoee River or hiking past thundering waterfalls along the Trout Adventure Trail, Appalachian Trail or Benton Mackaye Trail. You can also saddle up at one of our area stables for a ridge-top trail ride, or hit the Aska Adventure Area for miles of challenging single-track mountain biking. Wherever you venture, you’ll find knowledgeable outfitters, experienced guides and friendly locals happy to help with gear selection and route planning.
A true main street community, Blue Ridge bustles with antiques, quaint shops, fine galleries and unique restaurants. Eclectic boutiques brim with treasures that reflect their owners’ passions. Alfresco dining, live music and theater are all part of the scene. But so are a delightful downtown city park and old railroad depot, now home to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Historic buildings line the tracks, and specialty purveyors offer “locally made” favorites such as handmade leather goods, custom crafted fly rods, microbrews and farm-to-table cuisine.