The club’s golf courses were home to many legends, including Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
According to reports and dramatic footage on social media, the clubhouse at a luxurious Michigan club where many of world’s top golfers played was set ablaze Thursday morning.
As black smoke billowed into space, video shows firefighters fighting the blaze that quickly erupted from the Oakland Hills Country Club Building’s attic.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the roof eventually fell.
A spokesperson for the Bloomfield Township Fire Department stated to FOX2 that a report reporting the fire was received at 10:10 a.m., and that all of its firefighters were on the scene.
The TV station reported that minutes later, Southfield Fire Department was called to help.
It is not known where the fire started. According to the report, no injuries were reported.
The Oakland Hills Country Club lies 15 miles north from Detroit, and is situated between two golf courses.
The club was founded in 1916 and has hosted six U.S. Open Championships as well as three PGA Championships.
The club’s 18-hole courses have been home to golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus.
According to Mlive.com, the club initiated a $12.1million renovation project in 2019 to entice USGA/PGA of America to bring back another major to the South Course.
According to the Detroit Free Press, in January, the club received the U.S. Women’s Open 2031 and 2042.
According to the newspaper, the white clubhouse was filled up with memorabilia from golf tournaments and art dating back over a century.