A new golf course and resort broke ground in Walker County on Friday.

The new McLemore Golf Course and Resort, which is 160 acres in length, is expected to be a huge tourist attraction for the area.

Excitement was one of the many emotions that filled the air the ground-breaking ceremony.

County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield says it will not only benefit the taxpayers of Walker County, it will bring in people from all over.

"It's going to bring in more tourism into Walker County, which brings in more dollars obviously. So, we are very excited to be able to bring in a venue of this quality and stature in our community, to bring people in and introduce them to Walker County,” Whitfield said.

Even the people who built the course are excited.

Course designer Bill Bergin says there is no course in the country like The McLemore.

"But this one, it's dramatic. It gives you that anticipation of I can't wait to see the next hole,” Bergin said.

Not only is the course expected to bring in more dollars to the area, Bergin says the course is for golfers of all levels.

"We can satisfy the long hitters, the short hitters, the best players and the beginners. We've built a golf course that's user friendly for all, but it still retains its challenges for the better players,” Bergin said.

Whitfield says after many financial mistakes made in the past, The McLemore is the new beginning for Walker County.

"So, I think this is going to be one of the clinch pins for much growth to come in Walker County. There will be many other things in over the years that will be built up around this venue. And we are excited to be a part of this and for it to be in Walker County,” Whitfield said.

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