Golf Course Architecture - Issue 58 October 2019

28 TEE BOX McLemore Club opens dramatic new course McLemore Club in Rising Fawn, Georgia, has opened its new Highlands course, designed by Rees Jones and Bill Bergin. Development firm Scenic Land Company has completely overhauled and rebranded the former Canyon Ridge club, located on a plateau of Lookout Mountain, to create a destination that attracts both resort guests and second-home owners. The design team was tasked with exposing the natural drama of the course while making it more conducive to enjoyable golf. A new eighteenth hole is perched on a cliff edge. “Hole eighteen may become one of the most photographed holes in the Southeast” said Bergin. “By moving the clubhouse site to the ground occupied by the original eighteenth, we were pushed to discover and build a golf hole on an amazing lower shelf along the eastern rim of the property. “The new clubhouse now sits on the edge of the upper brow, looking over the eighteenth all the way to the Photo: Bill Bergin