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By Mike May

While the majority of golf courses feature 18 holes, there are many nine-hole jewels which will more than satisfy your golf 'appetite.' If you have 'hunger pains' for just nine holes of golf, then head for Old Toccoa Farm (596 Curtis Switch Road; Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559), located in north Georgia, just a two-hour drive north of Atlanta. Right now, this venue has nine holes, but nine more holes will be opening soon. 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 appeal of Old Toccoa Farm -- -- has earned it a spot on the list of golf courses on the Georgia Golf Trail. While this golf course is a great destination for golfers, 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!

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."

After golf, 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, and fly fishing along the nearby Toccoa River; tackling the world-class rapids on the Ocoee River; hiking along 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 John C. Campbell Folk School.

The wide variety of real estate that is now for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia is redefining the way families experience this section of the Peach State. 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.

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Revised: 07/06/2021 - Article Viewed 959 Times - View Course Profile

About: Mike May

Mike May Mike May is a Wellington, Florida-based freelance golf and sportswriter, who is also a 25+ year public relations and communications executive in the sporting goods industry. He is also a veteran high school soccer official, an experienced high school basketball coach, an avid athlete, a part-time personal trainer, and a passionate golfer who is forever in pursuit of Old Man Par. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America.

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