A raging fire ripped through the clubhouse at the National Golf Links of America clubhouse on Wednesday inflicting significant damage at one of the highest-rated and historic golf courses in the world.
According to 27East.com, more than 100 firefighters were on scene at the Tuckahoe, New York course with firefighters from six towns coming in for aid. The fire, according to officials, started on the roof of the clubhouse and portions of the east porch sustained extensive damage.
The blaze took several hours to extinguish, and there were minor injuries but none requiring hospitalization. Firefighters had to transport water up to the clubhouse because the gates are too narrow for a firetruck to fit.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 18, 2018
According to Golf Digest, most of the club’s historical documents reside in a portion of the clubhouse that wasn’t affected by the fire.
National Links of America is considered one of the top private courses in the world and has a long history, having hosted the inaugural Walker Cup in 1922. NGL has been ranked as a top-10 course in the United States as well as the world in various rankings. The links course was designed by C.B McDonald and neighbors the site of this year’s U.S. Open, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
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