FRAMINGHAM — Visitors to the Framingham country club shouldn’t notice any difference with the golf course or the service after a fire last Saturday night destroyed a maintenance building containing turf equipment and chemicals, a club official said.

Most daily golf course maintenance equipment was kept in a separate building, Golf Superintendent Pat Daly told the Daily News on Tuesday.

“It (the building) is in the middle of the parking lot, so we lost some parking (spaces), but my goal is not to interrupt the golf course,” he said. “We’re in New England, where it all depends on the weather. It’s not much different from that.”

The cause of Saturday’s blaze is unknown, although Fire Chief Michael Dutcher said an investigation is underway. The fire was reported at 9.45pm on Saturday and it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control.

Dutcher said the building was a total loss, as was the equipment inside. He estimated these losses at around $500,000.

Daly said the building contained golf carts and specialized golf course maintenance equipment, as well as leaf blowers. He said he was working with the club’s insurance company and on acquiring replacement equipment.

“We have 145 acres to look after, so you can imagine we have quite a bit of specialized equipment,” Daly said. “I’m working to get replacements, but it may take some time, especially with supply chain issues.”

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Daly said he expects him and his team to keep the private club running smoothly until new equipment is purchased and delivered.

“I have a great group working on the course,” he said. “The only way it could affect golfers is if it (lack of specialist equipment) lasts too long, and I don’t plan on letting that happen.”

Framingham Country Club was incorporated in 1902, originally a nine-hole course. It grew to 18 in the 1960s.

The main clubhouse consists of a dining hall, two private meeting rooms, locker rooms and the business office, according to the club’s website. A separate building, the Willow Brooke Building, houses the pro shop.

A leisure facility includes a swimming pool with water slide, fitness center and kitchen.

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