McLemore, Sweetens Cove to Host ‘Where the Valley Meets the Sky’ Golf Tournament

Two-player, net best ball event to take place at both clubs Sept. 2 – 4, 2023
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – McLemore, the acclaimed golf club and community perched atop Lookout Mountain, will partner with Sweetens Cove Golf Club, one of the South’s most renowned clubs, to host ‘Where the Valley Meets the Sky’, a joint golf tournament on Sept. 2-4, 2023.
The two-player, net best-ball event will feature two rounds of stroke play competition with the tournament field split evenly between McLemore’s Highlands Course and Sweetens Cove on Sept. 3-4. Players of all skill levels are welcome to form their own teams that will compete in both a gross and net-score division. All participants must have a GHIN Handicap Index and register with their partner at
Along with the competition, participants will enjoy evenings of music, food and drinks, with a kickoff party at Sweetens Cove to open the event on Saturday, and a post-round celebration at McLemore on Sunday. Following the conclusion of play on Monday, live scoring will be broadcasted at both venues with an awards ceremony to celebrate the champions.
The entry fee for the inaugural “Where the Valley Meets the Sky” tournament is $900 / per player and includes both rounds of golf plus access to McLemore’s short course, evening shuttle transportation between evening events, as well as all food and beverage costs beginning with the kickoff party on Saturday evening. The entry fee does not include travel or accommodation costs; however, on-site lodging at both McLemore and Sweetens Cove can be reserved exclusively for players who have registered for the tournament online on a first-come-first-served basis.
”Golfers are constantly looking for new and unique experiences, and the ‘Where the Valley Meets the Sky’ tournament will deliver on that expectation in a huge way,” says Executive Vice President of McLemore and former PGA TOUR player Charlie Rymer. “In a first of its kind collaboration between McLemore and Sweetens Cove, two of the most talked about courses in the Southeast, a feast of the senses will be served up to tournament participants. Sweetens Cove delivers one of the most visually interesting courses in the country, while the top-100 Highlands Course at McLemore quite literally lets golfers play above the clouds. It’s a match made in heaven. Join us for an exceptional event you’ll have to experience to believe.”
Situated in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, McLemore’s lifestyle attracts discerning families who prefer to enjoy life “above the clouds.” The club features an 18-hole Bill Bergin / Rees Jones-designed golf course that boasts a finishing hole considered one of the best in the world and a short course ideal for every golfer.
Located less than an hour from McLemore and Chattanooga in South Pittsburg, Tenn., Sweetens Cove is a layout that has no equal. The famed nine-hole layout existed as a municipal course, then was reborn after the King-Collins course design team reimagined it as an inland links course. Borrowing architectural inspiration from some of the game’s most stored layouts, King-Collins crafted Sweetens Cove for maximum enjoyment – wide fairways and big greens, with golfers choosing their own adventure in the way they play the course.
Residences at McLemore are next-level, featuring custom-designed homes connecting with the spectacular natural beauty and breathtaking views to provide families an opportunity to enjoy life “above the clouds.” The club offers corporate and individual memberships with different categories built within each, and unique member events ranging from culinary to music.
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About McLemore Northwest Georgia’s premier private golf club and community where life is enjoyed “above the clouds,” McLemore melds mountaintop luxury with world-class golf, dining and residential amenities. The club boasts a thrilling, cliffside Bill Bergin and Rees Jones-designed golf course, golf cottages ideal for stay-and-play opportunities, and distinctly designed luxury residences. A limited number of non-members can enjoy the golf course through the exclusive Friends of McLemore invitation, as well as exquisite dining inside the club’s recently opened clubhouse at The Creag.
Construction is underway on Cloudland, an elegant upscale / luxury resort and conference center at McLemore perched at over 2,000 feet above sea level. Cloudland will be a Curio Collection by Hilton property and will include a 245-room hotel, 20,000 square-foot conference center, and a world-class spa and fitness center. Construction also has begun at The Outpost, a cliffside, 18-hole golf course situated near Cloudland. The Bill Bergin / Rees Jones design will feature awe-inspiring views from numerous vantage points and is already being touted as a major championship venue. Both Cloudland and The Outpost are expected to open in 2024.
McLemore offers membership and investment opportunities at different categories that are ideal for individuals, families or businesses. A full social calendar allows members and residents to fully enjoy this peaceful community and includes curated events such as the Songwriter Series, the Friends Open and access to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails and state and national parks.
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About Sweetens Cove An entirely unique golf experience in the South, Sweetens Cove Golf Club presents golf as it was meant to be enjoyed. Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee Valley just across the river from South Pittsburg, Tenn., the pristine nine-hole layout began as a municipal course before its reimagination into an inland links gem by the King-Collins design team. Inspired by some of the game’s greatest courses, the hand-crafted design features artistically rendered features with bold contours and an abundance of tightly-mown turf, reminiscent of Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie’s original design at Augusta National. In May 2019, Sweetens Cove Golf Club announced five new partners joining Rob Collins as co-owners: Tom Nolan, Andy Roddick, Mark Rivers, Peyton Manning, and Skip Bronson. To learn more, visit, and follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.