Fire tears through clubhouse at Oakland Hills golf club
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A devastating fire has swept through the iconic clubhouse at a suburban Detroit golf course. Oakland Hills Country Club is one of Michigan’s most exclusive clubs and the site of many professional tournaments. The fire started around 10 a.m. on Thursday morning.
The clubhouse was built in 1922 and is adorned with irreplaceable golf tournament memorabilia and art.
Members are stunned. Rachel Robinson says Oakland Hills is full of history and “so much wonder.” Oakland University basketball coach Greg Kamp says, "It’s hard to talk when you’re crying.”
According to WXYZ, there were multiple fire departments on scend, including Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Southfield, Madison Heights, Waterford, Bloomfield Township and Franklin. Authorities have not said if anyone has been injured fighting the blaze.
Oakland Hills opened in 1916 and has hosted many major golf events, including the 2008 PGA Championship and the 2004 Ryder Cup.
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