Arson blaze causes about $1 million in damage at golf course

A deliberately set fire causes close to $1 million dollars in damage at a local golf course.

Investigators say the fire was deliberately set at Myth Golf Course and Banquet Center on Stoney Creek Road In Oakland Township at 3 a.m. Friday.

Someone had set the maintenance building on fire, a golf cart staging area and drove a cart to a pond in the middle of the course and torched in there.

"It's shocking to come out here and see it," said Matthew Miller, Myth general manager. "And its sad. You think why would people do something like this."

 Nearly everything you'd need to care for the greens are now gone along with roughly 50 golf carts.

 "Things happen that you can't control but you can control how you react," said Nash Prater, vice-president of development. "And we will keep on greening."

Crews are getting ready to remove the hazards so a weekend wedding and golf outing can go on as planned. 

The Myth remained open for business on Friday and will remain that way with the help of borrowed equipment from other courses in teh area. 

In the meantime,  police are focused on finding the two people they believed started the fires.

"It doesn't matter when they arrest these people," Miller said. "It could be today, next week, in two years. It doesn't matter as long as justice is served. That's all that matters."

 FOX 2 is told the golf course did have surveillance video and it has been turned over to investigators. No arrests have been made yet.


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