Experience the sweeping natural beauty of McLemore Club, home to exclusive golf courses, upscale dining, cozy lodging and more.
Golf above the clouds.
Perched atop Lookout Mountain and overlooking picturesque McLemore Cove, McLemore Club literally sits above the clouds. Located near the town of Rising Fawn in northwest Georgia—two hours from Atlanta and a mere 35 minutes from Chattanooga—the golf mecca and gated community blends luxury living, dynamic courses and outdoor adventure to create a scenic sanctuary for guests and residents alike.
The Creag takes dining with a view to new heights
The resort’s 18-hole highlands golf course and six-hole short course, called The Cairn— both the result of a recent design collaboration between award-winning architects Rees Jones and Bill Bergin—are tactically placed 2,300 feet above sea level to highlight the breathtaking wilderness landscape. The cliff-edge 18th fairway, in particular, offers a spectacular view unrivaled by most national courses. Adjusted yardages and tee boxes create versatility and adaptability for anyone—from world-renowned players to those who are just starting out.
After their round, players may retreat to McLemore Club’s new clubhouse that was designed with ample room to unwind. At full-service restaurant The Creag, expect a chef-curated menu of modern comfort food favorites such as smoked portobello fries, a short rib Philly and wagyu bavette, plus handcrafted cocktails, a private dining room, and an outdoor event pavilion featuring a massive stone fireplace and stunning terrace with a beer garden.
An inviting space in one of the properties available through the club’s Stay & Play program
An adventure seeker’s paradise, McLemore Club is surrounded by 40,000 acres of conserved and protected natural areas as well as historical and archaeological sites that create the perfect environment for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, hang gliding—you name it. Explore the majestic waterfalls at nearby Cloudland Canyon, or delve 586 feet down into Ellison’s Cave, one of the deepest pit caves known to exist in the continental United States.
The new clubhouse features everything from a members lounge and golf shop to an outdoor terrace.
For those in the market for a home—or second home—residences at McLemore are available for purchase. However, weekenders may also play the private course and experience the top-notch amenities thanks to the clubmanaged Stay & Play program, which offers on-site lodging for retreats, golf excursions, family getaways and more. The program’s participating homes can accommodate up to 67 people total, with each property boasting three to seven bedrooms, spacious living areas, a dining room and a kitchen (an executive chef is always on hand to prepare catered meals for guests in the comfort of their home setting). For the ultimate vantage point, book The Lodge at McLemore, located on the first tee at McLemore Golf Resort, which boasts the feel of a French country home complete with a wood-burning fireplace and an extensive deck for soaking in endless mountain views. Stay & Play packages from $250 per night per person, 800.329.8154, themclemore.com
Photography by: From top: photo by Dave Sansom; by Cityscope; by Lanewood Studio; by Landwood Studio