How helicopters help build a golf course on Lookout Mountain

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia (WDEF) – The Course At McLemore, on top of Lookout Mountain, got some big additions to their golf facilities today.

News 12’s Danielle Moss has the details on the golf course’s progress.

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The Course At McLemore is not your average golf course.

It is 18 holes of pure natural beauty complete with waterfalls and mountain views.

The course has been closed for the last year for renovations but today, it received five bridges to complete their golf cart path.

Helicopters brought the pieces in without any problem.

The President of the McLemore Club hopes that this course will be more than just an inclusive club for members.

Duane Horton PRESIDENT OF THE MCLEMORE CLUB – For this mountain to be flat like this, its like an island in the sky. I think that it is going to attract people from all over to come and spend a day over here, stay overnight job creation and bringing tax dollars to the community. I don’t think that there is anywhere else in the region that’s going to bring as much outside dollars to Chattanooga as what McLemore could long term.

Walker County officials believe that this addition will be a great help economically to the community.

Robert Wardlaw- DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WALKER COUNTY – When sales tax revenue comes in, then of course the pressure of the property tax for the local residents go down. and that is the real win here.

Once completed, the course will have a resort and a brand new clubhouse.

The First day of play for members is scheduled for June 22.

In Rising Fawn, Georgia, Danielle Moss News 12 Now

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