Walker County golf course undergoing major renovation, additions flown in via helicopter

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A local golf course in Walker County is getting a makeover in a unique way.

Two final additions at McLemore Club in Rising Fawn, Georgia were made by way of helicopter on Tuesday morning.

"This isn't something you get to do every day, especially on a golf course,” said club president Duane Horton.

A year-long renovation at the private Walker County golf course wraps up with a new pair of wooden bridges.

Horton thinks "The Island in the Sky" brings prestige to the county.

“It's going to be a real gem for the area,” he said.

It will also be an economic engine, according to development director Robert Wardlaw.

"We'll generate a lot of sales tax revenue which takes pressure off of property taxes,” he said.

Wardlaw expects this resort to make money from out of town visitors, which will benefit local residents.

"That's the real win here for us,” he said.

The compete makeover is a 10-year project swinging into fruition.

"I don't think there's anything else in the region that's going to bring as much outside dollars to Chattanooga as what McLemore could do long term,” Horton said.

Members will get their first action on this renovated course on June 22.

The course will have a grand opening in late September or early October.

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