Chambers Bay Golf Club

University Place, Washington

Lookout Mountain Club (Lookout Mountain, Georgia)

Lookout Mountain Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  8th      

The Takeaway:  Lookout Mountain is a great course but needs a renovation and restoration to unearth its true potential. Polishing up the bones of this superb design combined with the stellar views would land Lookout Mountain well up every Top 100 list in America.  Grade A-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Seth Raynor 1925

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  706-820-1551

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Lookout Mountain Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1201 Fleetwood Drive, Lookout Mountain, Georgia  30750 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Lookout Mountain Club

What to Expect:  It is almost maddening how good this course could be. With the location, views, and bones that this course has, it would easily be a Top 100 course with a renovation that resurrected the design to its original layout and intent. The setting, terrain, and atmosphere reminded me a ton of Crystal Downs in Michigan but the template holes are some of the weakest I've seen. Biarritz, Alps/Punchbowl, Redan, and Road are all shells of their former selves. Road is counter intuitive to the original intent, Redan hardly slopes, Biarritz needs the entire front two-thirds redone, etc. Cape was easily the best hole and a fantastic par five. Lookout Mountain ended up being a bit of a "love/hate" for me. I loved the setting and roots of the course but hated how far removed it was from its former greatness that is hiding just under the surface. While carts are available at the course, you'll find plenty of players that elect to walk the course despite the varied terrain the track enjoys. Ultimately, Yale and Lookout Mountain stand as the two courses that would most easily rocket up Top 100 lists if they were renovated, much like what Sleepy Hollow in New York has been able to accomplish.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 70 6613 72.0 128
Players 70 6420 71.1 125
White 70 6168 69.9 123
Lookout 70 5644 67.3 121
Gold 70 5325 65.6 115
Red (Women) 70 4993 71.5 127

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  11th Hole – 418 Yard Par 4 –

11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)

11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)

11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (418 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  13th Hole – 203 Yards –

13th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (203 Yard Par 3)
13th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (203 Yard Par 3)

13th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (203 Yard Par 3)
13th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (203 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  5th Hole – 390 Yards –

Best Par 5:  10th Hole – 570 Yards –

10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)

10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)

10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (570 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  6th Hole – 126 Yard Par 4 –

6th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (126 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (126 Yard Par 4)

6th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (126 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (126 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  7th Hole – 455 Yard Par 4 –

7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)

7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)

7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Lookout Mountain Club (455 Yard Par 4)

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