Crystal Downs Country Club

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McLemore Club (Rising Fawn, Georgia)

McLemore Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  15th      

The Takeaway:  McLemore enjoys a dramatic setting that gets flat out extreme at times. While it isn’t a course you’d want to play everyday, the impressive views and finishing hole are worth the trip alone.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Rees Jones and Bill Bergin 2019

Cost:  $250+ for stay and play packages Click for current rates

Phone Number:  800-329-8154 x-6

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

Directions:  Get here! - 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Georgia  30738 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of McLemore Club

What to Expect:  Located in the northwest corner of Georgia, McLemore is a wild ride that at times feels like you've taken your golf ball on a trip to an amusement park. The opening holes are good with the long par four 2nd standing out the most as a dramatic and difficult hole to contend with. It doesn't take long to see that the mountain setting creates extreme elevation changes throughout the course but none more crazy/dramatic than the approach shot on the par five 6th. The shot plays 58 yards shorter than the actual distance and will be blind for virtually all players. Goofy? Probably. Memorable? Without question. However it is the closing hole that put McLemore on the map and it absolutely lives up to the hype that has surrounded it ever since being recognized as one of the best finishing holes designed in recent years. Being that this truly is a mountain golf course, it has an unwalkable routing and will require players to take a cart to play it. What that mountain setting offers more than anything are fantastic views that you'll enjoy throughout the day. The extreme elevation changes and quirky design features are akin to Wolf Creek in Mesquite, NV where some shots are just hard to believe. In the end, McLemore lives up to its "Above The Clouds" theme in the mountains and delivers a memorable experience, however the extreme nature of the design can be a turnoff for daily play.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
I 71 7005 74.0 140
II 71 6618 72.0 138
Member 71 6351 70.7 136
III 71 6101 69.6 130
IV 71 5478 67.6 127
V 71 4870 64.4 121
VI (Women) 71 4253 65.0 114

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 435 Yard Par 4 –

18th Hole at McLemore Club (435 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at McLemore Club (435 Yard Par 4)

18th Hole at McLemore Club (435 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at McLemore Club (435 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  7th Hole – 192 Yards –

7th Hole at McLemore Club (192 Yard Par 3)
7th Hole at McLemore Club (192 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 441 Yards –

9th Hole at McLemore Club (441 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at McLemore Club (441 Yard Par 4)

9th Hole at McLemore Club (441 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at McLemore Club (441 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  6th Hole – 548 Yards –

6th Hole at McLemore Club (548 Yard Par 5)
6th Hole at McLemore Club (548 Yard Par 5)

6th Hole at McLemore Club (548 Yard Par 5)
6th Hole at McLemore Club (548 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  3rd Hole – 148 Yard Par 3 –

3rd Hole at McLemore Club (148 Yard Par 3)
3rd Hole at McLemore Club (148 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  2nd Hole – 449 Yard Par 4 –

2nd Hole at McLemore Club (449 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at McLemore Club (449 Yard Par 4)

2nd Hole at McLemore Club (449 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at McLemore Club (449 Yard Par 4)

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