McLemore Club is a semi-private, non-equity golf course that opened in 2005 as a product of the skill and imagination of architect Rick Robbins. The high elevation provides McLemore Club with a long growing season, keeping our bermuda fairways and bent grass greens plush and green for much of the year. Each hole is unique and presents the golfer with a different experience.
An elevated tee showcases this hole’s beauty, and a tee shot placed on the right side of the fairway will provide an opportunity to capitalize on this reachable par-5. Short approach shots may find their way to the green as the fairway slopes downward, but errant or long shots around the green may enter a bunker or be lost over a stunning mountain view.
Be mindful of the water, as the fairway shortens quickly on the left side. A drainage ditch divides the fairway, so choose your club wisely. The green, tucked between a pond and a creek, requires an accurate approach, and the hard sloping green will challenge those golfers lucky enough to reach the green in regulation.
Our shortest hole is deceptively difficult. Play the wrong yardage and you’ll be reaching into the bag for another ball. Once on the green, the slope toward the water will make every putt a challenge, so be mindful of those short putts.
This hole requires golfers to carry their tee shot over tall grass and hard rocks, but once on the fairway it is an excellent opportunity to score. The fairway slopes downward toward a collection ditch just short of the green, which is divided by a small ridge. Place your second shot properly and a circle is sure to be written on your scorecard.
This second par-3 will challenge any golfer as the seemingly receptive green holds a surprise. Three tiers divide the green, so be sure to identify the proper distance from the tee. Hit the wrong tier and you are guaranteed an interesting putting experience.
Our signature hole, #6 is a challenging par-5 that will require a lay-up from the tee to the edge of the downward sloping fairway, as just over the edge of the visible fairway lies a 150ft drop. From the fairway, aim wisely as your blind second shot must be accurate to find a green protected by a deep greenside bunker. A wise tip: aim for the V formed by the distant mountains.
This par-3 encourages golfers to attack the pin with a forced carry over waste, but be wary of the distance as balls that fail to reach the green will trickle down a severely sloped front. A greenside bunker will collect shots that miss right, so the miss for this hole is left or long.
A bit of a change of scenery, this par-4 plays as a standard hole. A straight tee ball, avoiding the right side fairway bunkers, will leave you with a perfect approach shot. Short approach shots will be swallowed by collection areas on the front of the green. This green slopes more than anticipated, so read it carefully.
At first glance this hole will intimidate golfers of all skill levels as they must carry their tee shots over a ravine that devours short first shots. Once on the upward sloping fairway, golfers will fire at an elevated two tiered green.
Perhaps the easiest par-4 on the course, this short hole may be reachable in one shot for the longest of hitters. Avoid trouble by way of the waste area to the right of the fairway. A small left greenside bunker might come into play off the tee. A short second shot may wind up close on this relatively flat green.
This hole, the longest par-3, leaves plenty of room for error short of the green, but a bunker to the right side will capture any shot that lands near. Aim for the middle of this large, gently forward sloping green, or attack the pin for a chance to score.
This challenging par-5 will require well placed shots. From the tee box, a forced carry tee shot will find a hard left-to-right sloping fairway with scattered boulders that may send your ball careening into the large hazard that lines the left side of the second half of the fairway. It would be wise to lay up on this hole, as the elevated green is tucked into a haven of protection from greenside bunkers and the hazard area to the left of the hole.
This is a scenic par-3, with a small pond glistening just short of the green. The downhill angle makes this hole play short, but come up too short and you may be wet. A safe landing area lies left of the green and is your best miss.
This straight par-4, with a handful of fairway bunkers, plays uphill from tee to green. Bunkers protect this green to the left side, and the elevated nature of the green makes it appear much closer than it is. This green breaks hard from back to front toward the road, so being above the hole will result in a very tricky putt.
An elevated tee shot looks down upon a seemingly straighforward par-4, but fairway bunkers will collect shots that miss to the left or right. A small creek runs across the width of the fairway approximately 20 yards from the green. A left greenside bunker is the only danger near the green.
The third in a string of par-4s, this hole requires a carried tee shot. Aim tee shots for the left side of the fairway, as the slanted fairway will roll any ball to the right, possibly into the woods that line the hole. A hazard runs the width of the hole just short of the green, collecting short shots. To the back of the green is a bunker, ready to accept long attempts at the green.
A great scoring hole, this par-5 will likely begin with a blind tee-shot to a wide, right bending fairway. Aim too far right, though, and your ball will assuredly find the woods. From the fairway, a straight second shot will carry farther than expected along this downhill fairway. Although bunkers lie along the hole and around the green, they will likely not come into play. The green slopes from front to back, so landing short of the hole will provide an uphill putt.
Our final hole will provide you with excellent views along the side of the mountain. The fairway has a waste hazard crossing it, so be mindful of it from the tee. Fairway bunkers lie in waiting on the right side of the fairway. The approach shot might require carrying a severe decline on the left side of the hole. A large green awaits golfers for the final putt, and enjoy the view of the valley and surrounding mountains as you finish a great round at Canyon Ridge.