Welcome to McLemore.

Located on Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia, McLemore is master planned mountaintop community featuring a Rees Jones and Bill Bergin highlands course. Surrounded by numerous botanical and geological amenities, McLemore recently announced the partnership with Curio Collection by Hilton to create a resort conference center and spa.

 
 

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.

 
 

A Rees Jones & Bill Bergin Highlands Course

The Course at McLemore is the only true mountaintop golf experience in the Southeast. Resting on a rugged plateau atop Lookout Mountain, Georgia, 2,000 feet above sea level, the Course overlooks the wilderness area of McLemore Cove and Pigeon Mountain.

Rees Jones and Bill Bergin have spent the better part of 2017 developing the renovation strategy for The Course at McLemore. Their overall objective is to adjust yardages in order to create more variety and to provide a world-class test for the game’s best players and accessibility for the beginners. Rees and Bill will partner on enhancing the greens complexes, optimizing angles to green locations, and improving fairway and greenside bunker placements.

While already a dramatic mountaintop course, the designers will be adding even more drama to the course by dropping the 18th fairway down to the edge of the cliff overlooking McLemore Cove. Few other national courses offer this kind of spectacular view.

Key date: Grand Re-Opening: Spring, 2018

 

The Course Redesign

The collaboration of Rees Jones and Bill Bergin on this course continues the historical spirit of partnership found in McLemore Cove. While we look forward to experiencing the result of the coming together of these two great golf course architects, we are even more excited about the experience you will have playing this one of a kind mountaintop course.

The McLemore Clubhouse

The McLemore Clubhouse will offer members and guests a comfortable place to relax after a day on the course. Amenities will include a bar and dining options, locker rooms, golf pro shop and ample room to unwind overlooking the new 18th fairway and beautiful McLemore Cove.

Clubhouse overlooking the 18th Hole • Hart Howerton

Monumental groundbreaking at McLemore

Despite the Spring rain and wind of a Monday afternoon on Lookout Mountain, over 100 people participated in the historic groundbreaking of The Course at McLemore.

The crowd joined golf course architects, Steve Weisser and Bill Bergin, to learn about the renewed vision for the mountaintop course and gain insight on the team's plans for the bunkers and greens complexes. “We plan to make the course accessible for all levels of play,” said Bergin. “We want people to enjoy this course for generations and to talk about it throughout the year.”

Duane Horton, Steve Weisser, Bill Bergin and Roland Aberg discuss the historic re-design of The Course at McLemore and Golf Village.

Flanking Weisser and Bergin were Scenic Land Company President Duane Horton and Hart Howerton Master Planner Roland Aberg, who shared their plans for the entire McLemore development, Golf Village and Clubhouse. “We plan to embrace and highlight the beautiful natural elements inherent in this spectacular site,” said Aberg of McLemore. “We learned from working with Walt Disney that the journey to McLemore begins long before a guest reaches the front gate. We want to guide them through the property until they finally reach the ultimate promise of the site—the cliff edge overlooking McLemore Cove. There is no place like it in the Southeast.”

Construction on The Course at McLemore will begin in early May and conclude in late 2018.