About the Course at McLemore

John McLemore was the son of Scotsman, Charles McLemore and a Cherokee woman, Quatsy Wolf, presumably of the Wolf Clan. Although from eastern Tennessee, John made his home in a pastoral cove lined with sandstone and limestone ridges between Lookout and Pigeon Mountains. This cove was named McLemore Cove and became largest Historic Land District in the State of Georgia.

John embraced his Scottish and Cherokee cultures, ultimately becoming a leader of his people as a chief in the Cherokee Nation, as well as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. In the spirit and intent of bridging cultures and standing for the values John stood for, we honor this place with the name McLemore.