The need to overhaul the bunkers and irrigation system at Des Moines Golf and Country Club ultimately led to a complete, four-year renovation of its two 18-hole golf courses.
The blaze started in a lower kitchen and moved through an exhaust system to upper levels. Firefighters had to tear into walls on various levels to help extinguish the flames, which were also controlled by sprinklers. The cost of damage from smoke and water was yet to be determined. Fire officials said kitchen workers acted correctly in using a fire extinguisher and not water on the grease fire, but could have called for assistance sooner.
The golf course renovation at the West Des Moines, Iowa club is expected to close holes 1-5 and 15-18 on the north course through October, though the other 27 holes will remain open. Improvements will include replacement or rearrangement of all bunkers and a complete renovation of 20 tee boxes and two greens.
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