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.