BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Crews are battling a fire at Michigan’s Oakland Hills Country Club.
Videos and photos posted to social media on Thursday morning showed flames and smoke billowing from the golf course’s historic clubhouse.
Completed in 1922, it is home to priceless golf tournament memorabilia, historic art and numerous tributes to Michigan’s golf legacy. Some of it can be seen below.
The fire started around 10 a.m., according to WXYZ-TV in Detroit. Founded in 1916, Oakland Hills Country Club is perhaps Michigan’s most famous golf course.
The South Course, which underwent extensive renovations in 2020 in hopes of hosting another major, has played host to 17 major championships including six U.S. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, the Western Open, the Carling World Open, the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004 and three PGA Championships– including the 90th PGA Championship in 2008.