Bishop, GA Real Estate News

Just a few minutes out of Athen or Watkinsville you will find Lane Creek Plantation, a golf, tennis and swim community. The community is over 300 homes on nicely wooded lots from 3/4 of an acre to seven acres. These homes and  lots are situated along streams, overlooking lakes or along the golf course. Lane Creek Plantation is convenient to shopping and dining in Athens and Watkinsville, as well as the University of Georgia, and Highways 78 and 316 to Atlanta and other areas. You can play golf, lounge by the pool on a hot day, play tennis, or just kick back in your own yard. There is also an entertainment pavilion with full cooking facilities. So, if you are looking for a quiet community for an active, or a laid back, lifestyle, Lane Creek Plantation just might be the place for you. Ho...
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Bishop, GA - the best of Oconee County offers small town living, just minutes from Watkinsville, GA!  Oconee County, GA has been named "One of the Best Place to live in Rural America, by Progressive Farmer, for 2 years in a row.   You can find Bishop, GA in Oconee County just down the road on Highway 441, South of Watkinsville, GA.  The offical population of Bishop is only 146, however many more claim home to this town, living in the surrounding area. Bishop, GA is the home of several farm stands....specializing in locally grown peaches and offering much more! Bishop is the smallest incorporated community in Oconee County, and bustled during the early 1900's.  Today many move to this area for a small town community convenient to Athens & Watkinsville, GA.  Bishop is also well know for ...
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The Athens - Clarke County area boasts several excellent golf courses. Located just 15 minutes away from central Athens  is Lane Creek Golf Course in Bishop and neighboring Oconee County. A great par 71 course that holds up well in all seasons and especially through the recent drought the area has been experiencing. The course has been designed to be enjoyed by all levels of golfer, from 0 handicaps to the very high. Lane Creek is located in the Lane Creek Plantation, a golf and tenniis community. The course has a very nice clubhouse with a fully equipped pro shop and a nice snack bar that is open whenever the course is. It is opened to the public as a daily fee course with very reasonable green fees. Before starting out on the first tee you can hit the practice area which includes a pu...
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I like to play golf and at every golf course that I have played I have one or more favorite holes. They may be my favorites because of the way they set up for my game or because of their aesthetic qualities. The 8th hole at Lane Creek Golf Club is one of those that fits both qualities.   Hole 8 is a PAR 3 with the distance varying from about 100 yards from the red tees to 170 yards from the tips. The tees are elevated and you need to carry your ball high across a marsh and a creek to land softly on the green. The approach from tee to green looks wide but there is forest on either side and a slight push or pull from the back tees will guarentee a lost ball. Once you cross the creek you still aren't safe. A hook or a slice will require a tricky pitch onto the green. The green has two leve...
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