Briarmead Golf Club is a private 18-hole golf course located in Glencoe, Alabama.
Briarmead is located in North East Alabama and is open for "Public Play". The course was designed by George Black.
George Black founded Briarmeade in the early spring of 1935. Mr. Black owned the property and designed the original nine holes. The course occupies approximately one hundred twenty-five acres. In 1937, Mr. Black entered into a contract with Republic Steel Corporation of Gadsden, to furnish the Golf Course for employee recreation. In 1944, Republic Steel bought the Golf Course and combined the course with Gulf States Steel Y.M.C.A. The Course remained in the name of Gulf States Steel Golf Club until February 1987, when it broke away and was organized again as Briarmeade Golf Club. During the years 1951-52 Republic Steel added the back nine holes and built the present club house under the direction of Mr. Black. Mr. Sam Guilford, an engineer with Republic Steel, designed, drafted and oversaw the construction of the Club House. In August 1988, Briarmeade purchased the HEI Building with 3.2 acres of land. The HEI building has provided various uses for the Club. In 1993-94, Briarmeade built a cart shed on the property which can house sixty three golf carts. Briarmeade has added additional cart spaces since the oringional shed was built. The shed will now house approximately one hundred golf carts.
George Black was known as the "grand ole pro" of golf in Etowah County. He was a native of Carnoustie, Scotland, and came to Gadsden in 1919. He was instrumental in building the original layout of the Gadsden Country Club and other courses in this area. Mr. Black remained the manager and golf professional until his retiremant in 1968.
Briarmeade measures 6,066 yards from the tips and plays to a par of 71. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 120.
Blue tees: par-71, 6,066 yards, 68.0 / 120
White tees: par-71, 5,490 yards, 67.2 / 119
Red tees: par-73, 5,029 yards, 69.0 / 121
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