Some great OTF swag in the new Golf Shop, including some persimmon for “man’s best friend”. Sadie Girl wearing her new OTF collar!

Some great OTF swag in the new Golf Shop, including some persimmon for “man’s best friend”. Sadie Girl wearing her new OTF collar! ...

Congratulations to our employee of the month, Don Grotefend! 
He is currently on our Golf Maintenance staff as a tee and approach mower at Old Toccoa Farm. 

Constantly improving the functionality and aesthetics of the property is what he enjoys best about his job. He’s willing to do anything and everything to keep things running smoothly.  If he sees something that needs to be done, he’s ready to get his hands dirty and jumps in without question.  Recently we needed help at the gatehouse/guard gate, and he did a fabulous job interacting with all the members and getting to know them.  If the staff at the tavern needed help, he would be there in a heartbeat. Whatever we need to keep things running, he’s there. 

When asked about his proudest moment on the job, Don said it was now, just being considered an employee of the month was an honor. 

Don currently lives in Murphy, NC, but is originally from Lakeland, FL, making his favorite sports team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Growing up, Don was a talkative kid.  He would walk around the neighborhood pulling weeds from the yards and accepting peanuts as payment.  His favorite family activity is spending quality time outdoors.  When not at OTF Don enjoys gardening, tap dancing, and playing his ukulele.

Don is a team player and would advise the rest of his team to “Slow down for quality work!”
Congratulations Don!  Thank you for all that you do here at Old Toccoa Farm!

Congratulations to our employee of the month, Don Grotefend!
He is currently on our Golf Maintenance staff as a tee and approach mower at Old Toccoa Farm.

Constantly improving the functionality and aesthetics of the property is what he enjoys best about his job. He’s willing to do anything and everything to keep things running smoothly. If he sees something that needs to be done, he’s ready to get his hands dirty and jumps in without question. Recently we needed help at the gatehouse/guard gate, and he did a fabulous job interacting with all the members and getting to know them. If the staff at the tavern needed help, he would be there in a heartbeat. Whatever we need to keep things running, he’s there.

When asked about his proudest moment on the job, Don said it was now, just being considered an employee of the month was an honor.

Don currently lives in Murphy, NC, but is originally from Lakeland, FL, making his favorite sports team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Growing up, Don was a talkative kid. He would walk around the neighborhood pulling weeds from the yards and accepting peanuts as payment. His favorite family activity is spending quality time outdoors. When not at OTF Don enjoys gardening, tap dancing, and playing his ukulele.

Don is a team player and would advise the rest of his team to “Slow down for quality work!”
Congratulations Don! Thank you for all that you do here at Old Toccoa Farm!
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Our community is rooted in the time-honored traditions of friends and family gathering. 

Thank you to our residents and members for building those memories here.

Our community is rooted in the time-honored traditions of friends and family gathering.

Thank you to our residents and members for building those memories here.
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Happy Easter, He has Risen! ☀️

"He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay." -Matthew 28:6

Happy Easter, He has Risen! ☀️

"He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay." -Matthew 28:6
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As the spring weather rolls in, check the forecast and schedule a day of golf here at Old Toccoa Farm. 

Weekday golf is the perfect time to enjoy our well-maintained greens and fairways.  Things are greening up, but our turf conditions are enjoyable all year round!

As the spring weather rolls in, check the forecast and schedule a day of golf here at Old Toccoa Farm.

Weekday golf is the perfect time to enjoy our well-maintained greens and fairways. Things are greening up, but our turf conditions are enjoyable all year round!
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Old Toccoa Farm will be hosting open interviews for all Tavern Positions this Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th from 12 PM -4 PM.

Old Toccoa Farm will be hosting open interviews for all Tavern Positions this Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th from 12 PM -4 PM. ...

Nature’s infinite presence defines every hole and every hazard on this course designed by Jack Dredla, Dan Proctor and Dave Axland, the trio known as Bunker Hill. 

Here, Jack Dredla and Dan Proctor provide some insight into what it took to build the Old Toccoa Farm golf course.

Nature’s infinite presence defines every hole and every hazard on this course designed by Jack Dredla, Dan Proctor and Dave Axland, the trio known as Bunker Hill.

Here, Jack Dredla and Dan Proctor provide some insight into what it took to build the Old Toccoa Farm golf course.
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Good Morning from Old Toccoa Farm ☀️

The view just past the Lavender Tees on Hole #13 never gets old.  It won't be long before the trees have leaves and the fairways are green!

Good Morning from Old Toccoa Farm ☀️

The view just past the Lavender Tees on Hole #13 never gets old. It won't be long before the trees have leaves and the fairways are green!
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The landscaping around the Tavern is nearing completion, and we are excited to be one step closer to opening the doors.

The landscaping around the Tavern is nearing completion, and we are excited to be one step closer to opening the doors. ...

We recently held the first MGA event of the year. 🏌️‍♂️

The weather was fantastic and we had great participation in the event. We hope everyone who played enjoyed the event and cookout afterward.

View results and statistics in the Black Bear tournament here:
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/8047966168503295485

Thank you all for playing and don't forget to sign-up for the next MGA tournament, April 2nd.

We recently held the first MGA event of the year. 🏌️‍♂️

The weather was fantastic and we had great participation in the event. We hope everyone who played enjoyed the event and cookout afterward.

View results and statistics in the Black Bear tournament here:
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/8047966168503295485

Thank you all for playing and don't forget to sign-up for the next MGA tournament, April 2nd.
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Our employee of the month is Jack Dredla, golf shaper extraordinaire!

He is currently our lead excavator, and as his name states, he’s truly our “Jack of All Trades.” Those are his words; he is someone who will jump in and help with anything that needs to be done here at Old Toccoa Farm. From moving dirt to laying sewage lines, to creating new roads, to adding landscaping.  Everything and anything and it’s all in a day’s work for Jack. When it comes to the golf course, architectural integrity is the name of the game for Jack.  Having shaped the entire course, we are blessed to have him here making sure the course matures as it should.  He is always keeping a keen eye on the prize. 

Jack and his wife Linda, and “our favorite golf dog” Rooney, live on three acres a short drive from OTF, just off the banks of the Toccoa River. Jack is native to Nebraska, growing up in Hyannis, (Go Cornhuskers!), and he spent the majority of his early years messing around outdoors. At the age of 12, he started working in the hayfields and driving tractors which led to building three golf holes on his property. He was then approached by golf course architect Dan Proctor about building Bayside Golf Course on McConaughy Lake in Ogallala, Nebraska. This was his first 18-hole course and took two summers to complete. In the winter he went to Austin, Texas, and worked on Ben Crenshaw’s Austin Golf Club. That was 26 years ago, and as they say, “the rest is history.” 

Jack went on to shape golf courses in some pretty cool places including Australia, southern China, and all over the United States. Jack loves the Blue Ridge vibe and he and Linda are very happy here. Jack has five children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He and Linda enjoy golfing and fishing, with Linda “out-fishing” Jack most of the time! 

Jack is at Old Toccoa Farm every day and enjoys keeping an eye on things and enjoys doing something different every day. He loves the residents and members and thinks we have an awesome team. He believes everyone should pitch in wherever needed to make Old Toccoa Farm the best it can be. He’s all about team-work and having fun!

Our employee of the month is Jack Dredla, golf shaper extraordinaire!

He is currently our lead excavator, and as his name states, he’s truly our “Jack of All Trades.” Those are his words; he is someone who will jump in and help with anything that needs to be done here at Old Toccoa Farm. From moving dirt to laying sewage lines, to creating new roads, to adding landscaping. Everything and anything and it’s all in a day’s work for Jack. When it comes to the golf course, architectural integrity is the name of the game for Jack. Having shaped the entire course, we are blessed to have him here making sure the course matures as it should. He is always keeping a keen eye on the prize.

Jack and his wife Linda, and “our favorite golf dog” Rooney, live on three acres a short drive from OTF, just off the banks of the Toccoa River. Jack is native to Nebraska, growing up in Hyannis, (Go Cornhuskers!), and he spent the majority of his early years messing around outdoors. At the age of 12, he started working in the hayfields and driving tractors which led to building three golf holes on his property. He was then approached by golf course architect Dan Proctor about building Bayside Golf Course on McConaughy Lake in Ogallala, Nebraska. This was his first 18-hole course and took two summers to complete. In the winter he went to Austin, Texas, and worked on Ben Crenshaw’s Austin Golf Club. That was 26 years ago, and as they say, “the rest is history.”

Jack went on to shape golf courses in some pretty cool places including Australia, southern China, and all over the United States. Jack loves the Blue Ridge vibe and he and Linda are very happy here. Jack has five children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He and Linda enjoy golfing and fishing, with Linda “out-fishing” Jack most of the time!

Jack is at Old Toccoa Farm every day and enjoys keeping an eye on things and enjoys doing something different every day. He loves the residents and members and thinks we have an awesome team. He believes everyone should pitch in wherever needed to make Old Toccoa Farm the best it can be. He’s all about team-work and having fun!
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Another beautiful home nearing completion here at Old Toccoa Farm. We are looking forward to welcoming another family to Life on the Farm! 

#Solatect #CoxCustomHomes

Another beautiful home nearing completion here at Old Toccoa Farm. We are looking forward to welcoming another family to Life on the Farm!

#Solatect #CoxCustomHomes
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BIG shoutout Happy Birthday, to OTF’s own Gene Pica. 70 never looked so good. You are a fine man, an excellent friend and we wish you health and happiness this trip around the sun. Enjoy YOUR Day!

BIG shoutout Happy Birthday, to OTF’s own Gene Pica. 70 never looked so good. You are a fine man, an excellent friend and we wish you health and happiness this trip around the sun. Enjoy YOUR Day! ...

Wishing all of our OTF members and public playing guests, a Happy Valentine's Day. 

We hope you can find the time today to enjoy those you love most.

Wishing all of our OTF members and public playing guests, a Happy Valentine's Day.

We hope you can find the time today to enjoy those you love most.
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Quiet charm and graciousness lay at the heart of Old Toccoa Farm. We love being a distinctive golf and river community rooted in simplicity, quality and natural beauty.

Quiet charm and graciousness lay at the heart of Old Toccoa Farm. We love being a distinctive golf and river community rooted in simplicity, quality and natural beauty. ...

Congrats to our employee of the month, Eric Soroka!

After 30+ years working as the City Manager for Aventura, Florida, Eric and his wife Teresa (and their beautiful dogs) made their way to Blue Ridge for a well-deserved life of relaxation.  A couple of years ago, Eric decided to dip his toe back into “process management”, accepting a position here at Old Toccoa Farm as Director, Construction and Member Services. 

The impact Eric has made the past two years has been substantial.  Eric met the inherent challenges of overseeing the construction of 30+ homes, and various phases of infrastructure and other commercial projects, with enthusiasm and determination but above all professionalism.  Eric’s ability to assist us in making sure we move things forward has been extremely valuable and we are reminded daily how fortunate we have been to have him on our team.

Eric’s contributions, each and every month, have gone far beyond his primary role and for those efforts, we are most grateful. We know Eric will be successful as the new Blue Ridge City Administrator and we can't think of anymore more deserving.

Eric is our employee of the month for February but our friend and colleague forever.

Congrats to our employee of the month, Eric Soroka!

After 30+ years working as the City Manager for Aventura, Florida, Eric and his wife Teresa (and their beautiful dogs) made their way to Blue Ridge for a well-deserved life of relaxation. A couple of years ago, Eric decided to dip his toe back into “process management”, accepting a position here at Old Toccoa Farm as Director, Construction and Member Services.

The impact Eric has made the past two years has been substantial. Eric met the inherent challenges of overseeing the construction of 30+ homes, and various phases of infrastructure and other commercial projects, with enthusiasm and determination but above all professionalism. Eric’s ability to assist us in making sure we move things forward has been extremely valuable and we are reminded daily how fortunate we have been to have him on our team.

Eric’s contributions, each and every month, have gone far beyond his primary role and for those efforts, we are most grateful. We know Eric will be successful as the new Blue Ridge City Administrator and we can't think of anymore more deserving.

Eric is our employee of the month for February but our friend and colleague forever.
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Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day! 

We love our pets. Show us the cutest photo of your 'fur babies' dressed up!

Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

We love our pets. Show us the cutest photo of your 'fur babies' dressed up!
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We are honored to make @linksmagazine's list “10 Must-Visit Public Golf Destinations for 2022”.

Be sure to check out the link in our bio to read the article!

We are honored to make @linksmagazine's list “10 Must-Visit Public Golf Destinations for 2022”.

Be sure to check out the link in our bio to read the article!
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Go Dawgs. National Champions. So great!

Go Dawgs. National Champions. So great! ...

Today is "National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day". Old Toccoa Farm would like to take this opportunity to thank all officers of the Blue Ridge and Mc Caysville  Police Departments and our Fannin County Sheriff, Deputies and Officers, for their tireless dedication to protecting and serving the citizens of Fannin County. We are especially grateful for all they have done and continue to do for Old Toccoa Farm. 
Please take time to show your appreciation to our local law enforcement officers for their selfless service - today and everyday!

Today is "National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day". Old Toccoa Farm would like to take this opportunity to thank all officers of the Blue Ridge and Mc Caysville Police Departments and our Fannin County Sheriff, Deputies and Officers, for their tireless dedication to protecting and serving the citizens of Fannin County. We are especially grateful for all they have done and continue to do for Old Toccoa Farm.
Please take time to show your appreciation to our local law enforcement officers for their selfless service - today and everyday!
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Happy New Year! 🎉

We are so grateful for such a great year!

Happy New Year! 🎉

We are so grateful for such a great year!
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Everyone in Blue Ridge be safe. Bring outside pets inside. Cant be too careful.

Everyone in Blue Ridge be safe. Bring outside pets inside. Cant be too careful. ...

Who misses the snow from last year? ❄️

Who misses the snow from last year? ❄️ ...

Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄

We hope you are having a great time with your families!

Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄

We hope you are having a great time with your families!
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We are excited to announce our employee of the month for January is Chris Walden! 

Chris is the manager of the shop at Old Toccoa Farm, and the head mechanic. His assistant helps him keep everything running. Chris is responsible for keeping the fleet of golf carts, and all machines used to maintain the golf course, in A1 shape. He said, “You can use all the fertilizer you want, but if your machines aren’t in top shape, it won’t look good.” Satisfaction in making a machine perform at the highest level possible is what keeps Chris happy in his work. Chris also spent 12 years as a logger as well. He worked for a company that cleared the initial 10 acres of OTF property, before it was OTF.

Chris lives in Blue Ridge with his wife Amanda (Tipton) and their two children. Addison is 14 and Cassidy is 12. They enjoy being at home, bowling, and going for jeep rides in their Rubicon. He grew up in Mineral Bluff and spent his childhood playing outside and following his dad around. He learned how to tear things apart (sometimes not a good thing) and put them back together by watching his dad do that. His dad’s 40-year career as a mechanic was with Mason Tractor Company in Blue Ridge.

When asked about his proudest moment at Old Toccoa Farm, Chris said it wasn’t really about Old Toccoa Farm, but it happened on the property. More than 20 years ago, he proposed to his wife on what is now Hole 4 under an old power line that is no longer there. He is happily reminded of that day every time he comes in to work. As a logger he worked on the property, as a young man he proposed to his wife on the property, so it is fitting that he spends his days there, keeping everything running in A1 shape. He is proud of his work and tries to impart that on others at OTF. He said, “take pride in your work and always do your best."

We are excited to announce our employee of the month for January is Chris Walden!

Chris is the manager of the shop at Old Toccoa Farm, and the head mechanic. His assistant helps him keep everything running. Chris is responsible for keeping the fleet of golf carts, and all machines used to maintain the golf course, in A1 shape. He said, “You can use all the fertilizer you want, but if your machines aren’t in top shape, it won’t look good.” Satisfaction in making a machine perform at the highest level possible is what keeps Chris happy in his work. Chris also spent 12 years as a logger as well. He worked for a company that cleared the initial 10 acres of OTF property, before it was OTF.

Chris lives in Blue Ridge with his wife Amanda (Tipton) and their two children. Addison is 14 and Cassidy is 12. They enjoy being at home, bowling, and going for jeep rides in their Rubicon. He grew up in Mineral Bluff and spent his childhood playing outside and following his dad around. He learned how to tear things apart (sometimes not a good thing) and put them back together by watching his dad do that. His dad’s 40-year career as a mechanic was with Mason Tractor Company in Blue Ridge.

When asked about his proudest moment at Old Toccoa Farm, Chris said it wasn’t really about Old Toccoa Farm, but it happened on the property. More than 20 years ago, he proposed to his wife on what is now Hole 4 under an old power line that is no longer there. He is happily reminded of that day every time he comes in to work. As a logger he worked on the property, as a young man he proposed to his wife on the property, so it is fitting that he spends his days there, keeping everything running in A1 shape. He is proud of his work and tries to impart that on others at OTF. He said, “take pride in your work and always do your best."
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Jack and Linda Dredla have done an amazing job reclaiming our walking trails and building new trails. It’s another great amenity to have here on property, be sure to check them out soon and enjoy the quiet therapy of a walk here at Old Toccoa Farm.

Jack and Linda Dredla have done an amazing job reclaiming our walking trails and building new trails. It’s another great amenity to have here on property, be sure to check them out soon and enjoy the quiet therapy of a walk here at Old Toccoa Farm. ...

Good Morning!☀️ 

It’s hard to top a beautiful sunrise.

Good Morning!☀️

It’s hard to top a beautiful sunrise.
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It’s hard to beat our views 🥰

It’s hard to beat our views 🥰 ...

Planning to do anything fun or relaxing this weekend?

Planning to do anything fun or relaxing this weekend? ...

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 

We hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. We are very thankful for our members and our public playing guests.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

We hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. We are very thankful for our members and our public playing guests.
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Planning to play any this week? ⛳️
 
Thanksgiving Schedule:
Wednesday, November 24th - Golf Shop will close at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 25th - Golf Course closed for Thanksgiving

Planning to play any this week? ⛳️

Thanksgiving Schedule:
Wednesday, November 24th - Golf Shop will close at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 25th - Golf Course closed for Thanksgiving
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