Charlie Rymer, a former PGA Tour player who now hosts his own golf show on the CBS Sports Network, has been named executive vice president of McLemore Golf Course and Resort Development on Lookout Mountain in Walker County, Georgia.
Rymer, a native of Cleveland, Tennessee, grew up in Fort Mill, South Carolina, became the first three-time South Carolina Junior Golf Champion and won the USGA Junior Amateur Championship at age 17 and was awarded a golf scholarship to Georgia Tech, where he did two All -American was. Rymer played as a professional for more than 10 years and won the South Carolina Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour in 1994.
“The addition of Charlie to our executive team is another big step in our journey to provide world-class facilities and services,” said Duane Horton, president of Scenic Land Co. and McLemore. “You will have a hard time finding someone more familiar and passionate about the game of golf. His energy and expertise make him an ideal partner for McLemore as he supports our community as they progress towards a nationally recognized golf and outdoor experience -Resort is growing up. ” Community. “
Rymer’s hiring comes a month after Walker County issued $ 188 million in bonds to fund construction of a luxury resort and convention center in McLemore. The golf course development adds a 245 room lodge, conference center and spa on the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain adjacent to McLemore Golf Course. The Hilton hotel project, slated to open by December 2023, is Walker County, Georgia’s largest single investment to date.
The 18th hole of the McLemore Golf Course is located on a high terrace overlooking the valley below. / Employee file photo
The original developers of the golf course community, originally known as Canyon Ridge, only developed part of the mountaintop area, and housing estate developer Randy Baker filed for personal bankruptcy over a decade ago over the failure of the project. Horton has taken over the golf course and resort and is trying to create a nationally renowned golf course and resort to attract both visitors and more housing developments to the area.
Last year, Golf Digest named McLemore’s 18th and 6th holes two of the best golf holes of any course in America added in the past decade.
“In no time, McLemore was named ‘Best Finishing Hole in America since the Year 2000’, one of Golf Digest’s ‘Top 100 Public Courses’ and for the design of its clubhouse in Golf Inc,” said Rymer. “There the next Chapter begins for this community, I look forward to being part of a team that not only wants to create a luxurious experience for golfers and travelers, but also has a great respect for its community and the environment around McLemore special combination and I am honored to be part of this effort. “
Rymer is a veteran golf broadcaster and will continue to host his CBS show, which is taped in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
– Compiled by Dave Flessner