The Course at McLemore is a Highlands Course designed by Rees Jones and Bill Bergin. The course is a par 71 with four par fives and plays 7,005 yards from the tips.
There are three typical types of holes on the course: the cliff holes, the canyon holes and, the course’s namesake, the highland holes.
Holes 1, 17 and 18
Situated along the eastern cliff edge of Lookout Mountain overlooking historic McLemore Cove, the Cliff Holes offer dramatic views that can only be understood by playing the holes yourself. The incredible setting, paired with a world class design team, has resulted in a dramatic and exciting combination of opening and finishing holes.
Holes 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9
The Canyon Holes play into, along the walls, and sometimes over an elevated ridge line on the eastern side of Lookout Mountain. Surrounded by a wall of deciduous rainforest and natural areas, the holes are traced with ancient boulders as well as distant views and are centered around a lake. There is significant elevation change on some of the holes, and they are regarded as some of the more challenging but memorable holes on the course.
Holes 4, 5 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
Providing the course its name, the Highland Holes are the most typical type of hole on the course. Legend tells that John McLemore a Cherokee Chief and Captain in the US Army during the War of 1812 had visited his ancestry in the Highlands of Scotland before settling in the cove below. John named the cove McLemore as it reminded him of his Scottish home land. These holes sit on the plateau of Lookout Mountain, like an island in the sky, and play as more traditional golf holes, while offering the natural scenic setting and distant views.