OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A massive fire destroyed the clubhouse at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park in 2010.
It took fire crews five hours to get the flames under control on Nov. 29, 2010. But less than a month ago, the Milburn community welcomed a new clubhouse.
"We re-emerged a stronger family, more of a community, more of a purpose and more of a focus," said Board President Eric Packel.
The new, 33,000 square foot facility features multiple dining options for members, lounge areas and even private wine storage.
The rebuild began in March 2012, but after the fire, it was the members who may have faced the biggest inconvenience.
"I think the members made the biggest adjustment. They had to live out of their car for two-and-a-half years," said Sean Dougherty, Head PGA Professional for the country club.
Changes were also made to the 18-hole golf course. The price tag for both course and clubhouse upgrades totaled around $10.5 million.
The country club has a little less than 500 members.