On the Back Nine

The old restroom on the back nine is gone. Port-a-johns were brought in late yesterday and will be used temporarily until the new restroom is completed. The new restroom is being funded by “The Flush Fund” (a mix of donated funds from the golf community, donated materials/labor from various local contractors, donated labor from volunteers, and labor from Bent Tree employees). The plan is to have the new building up and flushing in time for the big Trout’s Tournament in August.

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June 29, 2012 - old restroom on the back nine

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July 9, 2012 - Bent Tree employees dismantle the old restroom

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July 9, 2012 - Old restroom is gone

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Well...it's almost gone. The main part of the building is loaded on a trailer.

Think Pink

Today is the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament at Bent Tree.  This annual event is sponsored by the BTLGA Niners, and raises thousands of dollars each year to help find a cure for breast cancer.  It’s always great to see the men and women decked out in pink for the cause (yes, real men DO wear pink).  Thank you to the Niners for hosting the event, and prayers for all who have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another.

Here’s a close-up of a thistle bloom in Bent Tree.  Legend has it that one thistle saved all of Scotland.   I’m posting it as a symbol of hope for a cure.



“…and a portion of the back nine cart paths.”

One of the Bent Tree Bullets emailed yesterday was about the paving schedule.  Weather permitting, paving is scheduled to begin June 11-25.  The Bullet said that the Bent Tree areas to be paved are:  Fairway Drive, Fairway Court, Pavilion Road, Little Hendricks,  and a portion of the back nine cart paths”.

At the last Board of Directors meeting, the board voted to amend the budget in order to be able to follow the General Manager’s recommendation to pave 100% of the cart paths on the back nine.  Hopefully, that is still the plan.

Board Work Session tomorrow @ 9:00

Bent Tree Board work sessions are open to all property owners.  The next one will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15th) at 9:00 a.m. in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room.  Property owners are allowed to participate in the discussions during work session meetings.  Following are the topics for tomorrow (topics 1 & 2 resulted from the deer cull protests):

  1. Second reading of the proposed addition to Rules & Regulations (Section V – Greenbelt Policy, B – Rules of conduct for the common properties).  Click here for a previous post regarding this proposed addition.
  2. Second reading of the proposed addition to Rules & Regulations (Schedule of Fines – BTCI common property).  
  3. Proposed change to the Architectural Committee Handbook regarding satellite dishes.
  4. Permanent sign at the Recycle Center to advertise Lake & Wildlife’s sales booth at Burnt Mountain Trading.
  5. Cart Path Repaving.  Click here for a previous post on cart path repaving.
  6. Renovation of the kitchen at Club Tamarack.  Note: Recently, pictures of the kitchen have been circulated.  Contrary to the rumor mill, this website can’t take credit for, and had nothing to do with taking the photographs or their release.  However, the website administrator has seen the pictures and wonders how board after board let the kitchen deteriorate and remain in that condition, and is glad the issue is evidently going to be addressed.

A presentation by last year’s board president regarding the Ad Hoc Pool Committee Report is also scheduled.  Who knew an “ad hoc pool committee” had been formed? 

Note:  The Bent Tree newsletter no longer publishes board minutes.  Board minutes, agendas, and work session topics are available on the official Bent Tree website:  www.bent-tree.com


Just a reminder that Bent Tree is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the golf course tomorrow (Sunday, May 6th) from 12:00 – 5:00.   All Bent Tree property owners are invited, golfers and non-golfers alike.  Click here to see a previous post with more information.

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View on hole #8 - April 23, 2012

Click here to read a previous post about the golf course.


Bent Tree Golf Course – 40th Anniversary Celebration – May 6th, 2012

The Bent Tree golf course opened on May 6, 1972. The entire Bent Tree community is invited to attend a 40th Anniversary Celebration this Sunday (May 6, 2012), with activities scheduled to begin at 1:00. Update: activities are now scheduled to run from noon – 5:00 on Sunday. There will be a putting contest, golf trick shots, music, demos by Callaway, etc. The 19th Hole is offering an all inclusive food/beverages deal for $20 per person (includes beer and wine).

October 3, 2010 – Signature Hole #7

  • Click here to see photos of all 18 holes of the Bent Tree golf course.