Breaking: Fire blazes on at Oakland Hills Country Club

Century-old country club catches fire

Oakland Hills Country Club, located at Maple and Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills, caught fire late Thursday morning, February 17, 2022. The fire engulfed the 100,000 square foot clubhouse and destroyed most of the building.

   In many images, the fire can be seen throughout the clubhouse. The roof appeared to be torn apart in multiple places, although the full extent of damages are not yet known. Firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze in the early afternoon of Thursday.

   The South Course of the country club finished a 22 month renovation costing over $12 million. As of most recent reports, there are no reports of damage to the newly finished South Course, but the clubhouse, considered elite in the eyes of country club and community members, has been severely damaged.

   Officials advise residents and commuters to find alternate routes for travel as the situation continues to develop.

   The Oakland Hills Country Club was beloved by many locals, as well as nationally and internationally recognized in the world of professional golf. It was host to a slew of competitions for all levels, including PGA Tour rounds. Some of the greatest golfers of all time, including Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods, have competed at the country club. It was also scheduled to host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2031 and 2042.


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