Golf club rises from the ashes

BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – Despite two major fires two months apart, the Sugar Valley Golf Club in Bellbrook is rising form the ashes.

The club has a member base that would envy a political party. Club general manager, Maura Dashewich says since the fires burned the historic barn and club house in May and July, business has actually increased.

The grounds sport a hug mobile kitchen and bathroom and a tent for activities, so Thursday was a success for its annual Member-Guest Day.

Golfer/member Fred Cramer says, “today isn’t about golf, it’s about the Sugar Valley community, golfers, managers and pro shop – it’s an opportunity, not a disaster.”

With that same spirit, nearly 100 members and guests showed up for the big event.

Dashewich says what is most important for golfers is the course is in great shape, and has a new fleet of cars. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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