Fire at Indian Hills Country Club leaves members and employees devastated
BOWLING GREEN Ky.- On Saturday, the Indian Hills Country Club in lost its clubhouse to a large fire. Days later, members are still devastated.
“It’s just a…bad day. It’s a bad day for everybody,” said member of 51 years Robert Crowe.
“I’m just in shock. I’m still kind of numb. I just can’t believe this unfolded out here at the club. It’s extremely sad,” added Indian Hills head golf professional John Mullendore.
As of now, the fire department is still at work trying to find the cause of the blaze.
“We’re still continuing to investigate and look into the origin,” said Bowling Green Fire Department Chief Jason Colson.
While the clubhouse is burnt to a crisp, the memories that members have made in that clubhouse have not been erased.
“My wife and I got married here. We got married in the fairway and had our reception in the ballroom,” Mullendore said.
The untouched golf course and golf cart barn are still open, and representatives say not even a fire of that scale can tear apart the Indian Hills family.
“We’re going to have a gathering place for our members to come here and play golf, grab a hotdog, and gather like they always did,” Mullendore said.
Future plans are to build a new clubhouse, one where new memories will be made.
“We’ve been through a lot out here together. This is my 21st year working for Indian Hills. We’re family. I’m confident about our future and what it brings for us,” Mullendore said.