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Anthony Gray

Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2021, 02:42:24 PM »



 Will the dip in the bairitz be in the green or in front of it still? Hope they expand that green.

Paul Jones

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Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2021, 11:13:17 PM »



 Will the dip in the bairitz be in the green or in front of it still? Hope they expand that green.


Here are the changes that were presented for Hole 4:


Add new back tee.
Expand and square up existing main tee.
Shift cart path from the right of the hole to the left to accommodate new bunkering.
Add new forward tee. Construct new bunker per the Raynor plan.
Core out existing right greenside bunker and replace liner and sand for improved playing conditions.
Rebuild and expand existing left greenside bunker.
Largely expand green and consider regrading fairway approach to improve drainage and intended playability.
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Doug Stein

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Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2022, 05:01:42 PM »
Hey guys,
The restoration work will begin on June 6!
If you'll look at the original Raynor working drawings, you can see that the Biarritz had only the rear portion as green. The hole was listed at 220 yards.
Here's where to find them:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO03jLRxINt_qMdl5PL0qMql3ccepukdsp_pDfMEK_Ix8mRTcP7pETfhfsIZjNYDg?key=bThMTW1iZGd0UmdTbEJnRXVGM3RxTFI1V21BZ2x3
Thanks
Doug

Mike Sweeney

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Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2022, 06:51:35 PM »
Doug,


Congrats on this. Wow, this is a throwback post. I was in Chattanooga in April 2021, but logistics prevented seeing Lookout Mountain. We had dinner at the "old" train station, and I hope to get back there some day. People were really nice to us.


Please post pics...
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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2022, 07:53:12 PM »
Hey guys,
The restoration work will begin on June 6!
If you'll look at the original Raynor working drawings, you can see that the Biarritz had only the rear portion as green. The hole was listed at 220 yards.
Here's where to find them:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO03jLRxINt_qMdl5PL0qMql3ccepukdsp_pDfMEK_Ix8mRTcP7pETfhfsIZjNYDg?key=bThMTW1iZGd0UmdTbEJnRXVGM3RxTFI1V21BZ2x3
Thanks
Doug


Congrats! I also am looking forward to seeing the before and after- loved it pre-renovation even if it was that brutally cold and wet Dixie!


The APT players really appreciated the members opening up the course for them last summer, by the way. They raved about it. Hope we do it again!

Steve_ Shaffer

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Re: Lookout Mountain Membership Passes Restoration
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2022, 09:01:28 PM »


Construction work has started on a $12 million golf course restoration project at Lookout Mountain Club, near Chattanooga, Georgia.

The layout was originally designed by Seth Raynor in 1925 and opened as Fairyland Golf Club, the centrepiece of a mountain resort. Raynor died two months after drafting his final plan, with his associate Charles Banks taking over.
The club hired Brian Silva in 1995 to develop a master plan that would complete Raynor’s vision. However, budget limitations meant only some of his recommendations were made – updating fairway bunkers and restoring the eleventh and seventeenth greens.
In October 2021, the club approved new plans to restore the golf course to its Raynor roots. A project team comprising Kyle Franz, Tyler Rae and Jim Ryan was hired, whose focus will be rebuilding and resurfacing greens, as well as rebuilding and expanding bunkers. A new irrigation system will be installed and new cart paths added.
“We have been blessed by the golf gods and are charged with breathing life back into the property,” said Rae. “This is one we may look back on in the later stages of our lives with pure joy and happiness, as these types of projects don’t come around too often.”
Caroline Williams, Lookout Mountain’s president, said: “This is such a defining  moment in the narrative of Lookout Mountain Club. Our membership, board and team have overwhelmingly embraced the opportunity to invest in our future by partnering with the best in their fields to thoughtfully restore our historic golf course and clubhouse. The project will allow us to provide generations of members and their families an experience like no other – one that is distinctly Lookout and decidedly extraordinary.”
The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023, alongside renovations to the Fairyland Clubhouse.







Lookout Mountain Club breaks ground on $12 million restoration project (golfcoursearchitecture.net)
« Last Edit: September 01, 2022, 09:04:29 PM by Steve_ Shaffer »
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