A 19th century cabin and a fleet of golf carts burned Monday at a Waterloo golf course.
According to fire department reports, a call was received at about 1:30 a.m. reporting the building at the Mystic Oak golf course was aflame.
“It’s a sad day for us,” said Gary Pace, manager of the course’s pro shop. “The cabins are original to the Osterhage Farm which was here before the golf course came in about 1993. They date back to the 1800s. They’re log cabins with mud in between the logs and a fireplace.”
Pace said the fire didn’t stop the club, located at 643 Ridge Road, from opening for business on Monday.
“It did not impact the golf course at all, other than the fact that it destroyed several of our golf carts,” Pace said. “We have tee times available.”
Pace said operators have “no idea at this point” how the fire started.
“They believe it started in the cabin and when it spread to the gas-powered golf carts, it just started erupting.”
About 35 carts were destroyed. Pace estimated they cost $4,000-$5,000 when they were new.