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Friday News

This week's photo is by: Michelle Winter

Administration Updates: 


The next AC meeting will be held on December 14th from 9:00-12:00 upstairs in the administrative building. 

Board Of Directors Updates: 


Mark Christensen has resigned from the Bent Tree Board of Directors and the board plans to move quickly to fill the slot.

Mark is completing his second year on the board, has served as secretary for the past year and a half and has been board liaison to the Golf and Greens Committee. His steady, reasoned demeanor will be missed. Earlier this year his home was struck by lighting and burned and for the past many months Mark has been dealing with the rebuilding process.

He’ll continue contributing to our community in an important way: last year Mark was one of the Bent Tree residents to complete a grueling and time-consuming course to qualify as a volunteer firefighter. He plans to continue in that role.

The board is soliciting email applications from residents interested in filling the last year of Mark’s three-year term. In their emails applicants should discuss their background and state the reasons they think they would make a good director. Applications are due Dec. 15 and should be sent to board President Glen Harris at

The board has scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 19, at 9 a.m. in Club Tamarack, to make the selection. The successful candidate will assume office immediately.

Did You Know?

'Tis The Season in Bent Tree!

  • You should check inside the Community Mail Center frequently as many folks send Christmas Cards through the Community mail.

  • Holiday Decorations are allowed with the following conditions:

  1. National Holidays only

  2. No inflatable decorations

  3. Holiday displays should be removed no later than 2 weeks after the holiday 

Public Safety Updates:

Fire Safety – Christmas Trees

Many people enjoy the sight of a nicely decorated Christmas tree in their home. However, it is important to remember that Christmas trees are combustible and must be cared for properly to ensure safety. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, they can become very serious and quickly cause substantial loss. Watering your tree daily makes a major difference regarding its flammability. Please follow the link below to access a short video demonstrating that and to read more valuable safety tips regarding Christmas trees on the Bent Tree website.


Recent Brushfires

Over the past two weeks, the Bent Tree Fire Department has responded to two mutual aid requests from Pickens County FD to assist in extinguishing large brush fires. One of them was approximately a half mile away from the Oglethorpe Mountain section of Bent Tree with flames visible in the distance to many residents. The other was near the 4-way stop in Tate. Given the current conditions in the county, fire incidents like these have tremendous potential to spread quickly and cause mass destruction, especially in our heavily wooded, mountainous community.

Earlier this year, the Bent Tree Fire Department responded to three brushfire incidents within our community, each caused by downed power lines. In every instance, our personnel were on scene very quickly to take critical actions to control and extinguish the fires before they threatened any homes. A response without delay and early control measures are vital during these incidents.

Bent Tree is a massive community, and we need everyone’s help to be watchful and report fire hazards as soon as possible. Within Bent Tree, the outdoor burning of wood, wood products, paper products, or other combustibles is prohibited. Violations should be reported to Public Safety at 770-893-2628. Fire emergencies, including brush fires, should be reported immediately by calling 911, and our fire department will be notified automatically.

'Tis the Season of Joy at The Courts at Bent Tree! 

Embracing the festive spirit, our Ladies Courts community recently gathered to hold their Christmas gift exchange and party to celebrate, with of course, some pickleball…and food! It was nothing short of magical! The ladies, totaling over 30 participants, combined the joy of pickleball with delightful food, creating an atmosphere of pure merriment and fellowship.

We extend a warm invitation for you to join this lively group of individuals in the near future, there are plenty of reasons to be a part of the fun. Whether you're here for the game, the company, or both, we welcome you to come and experience the joyous vibes at The Courts at Bent Tree.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and lasting memories!

🎄Bent Tree Golf Pro Presents: The 12 Days of Christmas Sale! 🎁

As we gear up for the festive season, we are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated "12 Days of Christmas Sale" at the Bent Tree Golf Pro Shop! Starting December 12th, we're spreading holiday cheer with incredible deals to enhance your golfing experience.

🎅 A Gift Every Golfer Will Love: 20% Off 🏌️‍♂️

'Tis the season of giving, and we're giving you 20% off on all your favorite golf essentials. Whether you're in need of new clubs, stylish apparel, cutting-edge accessories, or the latest golf tech, now is the perfect time to treat yourself or find that special gift for the golf enthusiast in your life.

📆 Save the Dates: December 12th - 23rd

Make your list, check it twice, and join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Sale at the Pro Shop. From December 12th to the 23rd, experience the joy of holiday savings and elevate your golf game with the best gear in town.

Embark on a Culinary Adventure: Sneak Peek of The Tavern at the 19th Hole's New Tuesday Menu!

Excitement is in the air as The Tavern at the 19th Hole prepares to unveil an extraordinary dining experience with our new Dinner menu! Join us on a culinary adventure that promises to elevate your Tuesday evenings, starting on December 12th.

News From Bent Tree Realty

This Week's Featured Listing:

Nestled within the heart of Bent Tree, we present an exclusive opportunity to embrace the tranquility and space of the mountains. Lots 3394 and 3395 on Bella Vista, the original Bent Tree overlook lots, are now available and can be combined to create a spectacular haven totaling .95 acre.

Key Features:

Serene Green Space: Lot 3394 borders the pristine Bent Tree green space, offering a natural extension of your backyard and ensuring enduring peace and privacy.

Combine and Conquer: Imagine the possibilities when you combine Lot 3394 with its neighboring Lot 3395! Unlock the potential to create a spacious .95-acre retreat, allowing for expansive landscapes and limitless dreams.

Side-by-Side Serenity: These two lots sit side by side, providing a harmonious canvas for your vision of mountain living. Whether you envision a sprawling estate or a charming mountain retreat, the choice is yours.

Original Overlook Lots: Enjoy the prestige of owning the original Bent Tree overlook lots on Bella Vista, with views that are nothing short of breathtaking.

Act Now – Your Mountain Dream Awaits! Each lot is listed at just $9,999.

Seize the opportunity to transform these lots into your personalized mountain sanctuary. Whether you’re yearning for a private escape or envisioning a family retreat, the possibilities are as vast as the mountain horizons.

Contact Cathy at Bent Tree Realty: (770) 617-8426

Ready to explore the potential of Lots 3394 and 3395 on Bella Vista? Contact Cathy & Chris, your trusted Bent Tree Realty experts, for more details and to schedule a personalized tour.

Don’t miss out on the chance to make these original overlook lots yours! Act swiftly and start crafting the mountain lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

News From the Activities Committee

Stay up to date with all things BTAC on the Bent Tree website! Just click the button for our committee page. 

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Join us tomorrow!

If you feel led to serve our seniors and are interested in helping at Movie Night, Bingo, Art & Crafts or Senior Excursions, please consider joining this subcommittee.          

If you are a senior and have ideas for this new program, we would love to hear from you.  

Please reach out to Patrick McMorrow if you would like to help out or have suggestions. or 770-710-1133.  

Bent Tree Dulcimer Christmas Info-Concert "The Bent Tree Strings"

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00pm

Fireside Lounge - Club Tamarack 

A free, casual and informative concert.

Favorite Christmas and Appalachian Melodies

"Bent Tree Jazz/Pop Combo"

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pmClub Tamarack Downstairs- Rec Room

Free Goodwill Concert for the Community

A donation of dry dog/cat food or kitty litter will be accepted for the Bent Tree Animal Shelter at the door

News from the Animal Shelter

No one has come forward to claim this sweet pup who was found last week. She is going to the vet to get her shots; she will be spayed and chipped and will be up for adoption. Come meet Honey!

Please come meet our cats and kittens too. They all deserve inside homes and families.

Call or text if you are interested or have questions 678-414-1047

News from Lake & Wildlife

REMINDER— Lake and Wildlife Partners Only: our holiday party is Friday Dec 15th.  Reservations and payments must be in by Friday Dec 8. Drop off your completed form and payment at Admin. Additional blank forms are in the mail center. Questions - call or text LuAnn Chambers 678-414-1047 

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