Beautiful Log Home in Bent Tree

The 3 bed, 3½ bath home at 375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree hit the market last week with an asking price of $435,000.  Click here to link to the listing information.

375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

A Three Hawk Round of Golf

The following pictures were taken of three different hawks during one round of golf, yesterday in Bent Tree.  One swooped down into the rough near the creek, on the front nine, and caught what looked like a mouse. On the back nine, a hawk was sitting in a tree eating the remnants of something.  Another hawk tried to steal the meal from the one sitting in a tree, but failed and flew to another tree to sit and watch.

June 20, 2017 - Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

“…along a stream & the 8th fairway.”

June 16, 2017 - view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

June 16, 2017 – view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

The sales of at least two more golf course homes have recently closed (with closing prices of $234,990 and $360,000) and can be added to the list of sold homes from last Sunday’s post.  There are other golf course homes with the status of “Sale Pending”.  The golf course home at 611 Fairway Drive hit the market a couple of weeks ago with an asking price of $375,000 and is still available.  Click here for more information about the 3 bed, 3 bath log home that sits on over 1½ acres.

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Upcoming Golf Events

The Bent Tree Pro Shop sent out an email with the following upcoming events.  Things have been hopping at the golf course lately.  Call the Pro Shop at 770-893-2626 (or just stop in) for more information about any of the events.  The proceeds from the Longest Day of Golf (June 21) go to the Bent Tree Foundation‘s Scholarship/Teacher Grant Fund.  Since its inception, the fund has awarded college scholarships totaling over $109,000 and grants totaling over $47,000.

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Tax Sale Results

15 lots within the Bent Tree community are marked as “SOLD” from last week’s tax sale.  Click here to link to the county’s report of the results.  It will be interesting to see what becomes of the lots after the redemption period has passed.  Three of the lots that sold are next to each other.  One of those lots is already a combined double lot.  Conceivably, they could all be combined into one lot that is over 2½ acres.

It makes me laugh every time…

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July 15, 2983 – excerpt from Board of Governors meeting minutes

While going through some old Bent Tree info for yesterday’s post, I read this excerpt from the minutes of the July 15, 1983 Bent Tree Board of Governors Meeting.  I come across it every once in a while, and it makes me laugh every time. It may have been under Old Business, and it may have happened almost 34 years ago, but it never gets old.  The names are blacked out for privacy’s sake, but you get the gist…the man inquiring as to who was the Vice-President of the Board was the Vice-President of the Board.

You have to give the Vice-President the benefit of the doubt, because it seems things were pretty confusing and contentious in Bent Tree during that time.  Some of the players were:

  • The Liberty Corporation
  • Bent Tree Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Liberty Corporation)
  • Club Corporation of America
  • Bent Tree Country Club, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Club Corporation of America)
  • Bent Tree Board of Governors (an advisory group between the property owners and CCA)
  • Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Inc.
  • Six individual Bent Tree property owners
  • Bent Tree Villas Homeowners Association, Inc.

There will be more posts on this subject next week.  Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something to do this morning, the guest speaker at today’s Lake and Wildlife Partner Meeting is from the Georgia Wildlife Federation.  The meeting will be at 9:30 in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room (downstairs).

December 1982 – “The New Bent Tree”

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It’s time to step into the WABAC Machine.

Yesterday, on the Bent Tree NextDoor site, Club Corporation of America’s role in the history of Bent Tree was mentioned.  Click here for an earlier post, on this website, that includes a list of associate clubs that afforded reciprocal privileges to Bent Tree property owners when Club Corporation of America managed the property from 1976 to 1983.  There were some really nice clubs in the program.

In the December 1982 edition of the echo, a proposal (which would be a joint effort between CCA, the Board of Governors*, and the Property Owners Association* Board) was presented to the property owners.  The proposal outlined their plan for “The New Bent Tree”.  By that time, Bent Tree Corporation had completed its Bent Tree development and BTC would no longer be providing subsidies to cover the deficits that had occurred every year (to the tune of $1.5 million cumulative over the years).  A long-standing agreement between Liberty Corporation (which had become the parent company of BTC*) and CCA meant that CCA was to gain ownership of the amenities when BTC pulled out.

*More history to follow in future posts…

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The New Logo

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Bent Tree’s new logo is now in use.  At least, a variation of the new sign logo is now on a Public Safety vehicle.  Evidently, the new logo will be the official, legally protected service mark of Bent Tree Community, Inc.

Excerpt from the April 25, 2017 General Manager's Report to the Board

Excerpt from the April 25, 2017 General Manager’s Report to the Board

Excerpt from the May 23, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Excerpt from the May 23, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda