Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
McLemore (Highlands Course)
Rising Fawn, Georgia
Image: TPC Danzante Bay
Course Type
Design Role
Complete Redesign
Bill Bergin, Steve Weisser

Designer Notes

Just a short 35-minute drive from downtown Chattanooga, McLemore is a planned mountaintop, upper/upscale hotel and conference center located on beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Formerly Canyon Ridge Club, this project was a complete renovation of an existing course. Collaborating with golf course designer Bill Bergin, the renovation enhanced the greens complexes, optimize angles to green locations, and improve fairway and greenside bunker placements. A completely new 18th hole was designed on a cliff edge overlooking McLemore Cove and the old fairway was repurposed into a 6 hole short course. Yardages were adjusted to create more variety and provide a world-class test for the game’s best players and accessibility for beginners.

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Award Publication
America's 100 Greatest Public Courses Golf Digest


Headline Date
Cliffside 18th At McLemore Offers Stunning Views, Thrilling Shots June 21, 2022
McLemore’s 18th Hole Named A “Top 10 Finishing Hole” In The World January 25, 2022
McLemore Named One of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” September 17, 2021
The Club At McLemore: Golf Above The Clouds October 28, 2019
McLemore Club Opens Dramatic New Course October 10, 2019
McLemore: An Island in the Sky September 20, 2019
Working Together October 16, 2018
Construction Work Nears Completion at McLemore Club September 5, 2018
Rees Jones And Bill Bergin Join Forces To Redesign Lookout Mountain Resort Golf Course August 16, 2017

More Information

For more information about McLemore (Highlands Course), please visit the course’s website.