For 83 years, the Callier Springs Country Club has been a fixture in the Rome and Floyd County community at the corner of Dodd Boulevard and Callier Springs Road. Owner and General Manager Grant Miller doesn’t expect that to change any time soon despite a fire that caused extensive damage to the clubhouse early Saturday.
“Our country club has encountered struggles over the years since 1935 and we will continue overcome them. Our membership, Board of Directors, supporters, myself, and family have no intention of closing. Plans are in discussion to determine best options to establish a temporary club house,” says Miller in a posted statement to members.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, and again thank you for all the prayers and kind words. Callier Springs Country Club at this time reports it will not be closing and will reopen as soon as all measures have been taken to make it so! 83 years strong and counting.”
According to Fire Marshal Johnie Evans, the fire started in the attic and roof area of the building. Approximately 97 to 98% of the roof is gone.
“It started on the upper level of the building from the burn patters, but the cause is undetermined at this time. They were having some roof work done, but we can’t tell if that caused anything or not. It’s still under investigation,” he says.
Miller was in the building when the fire began around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and suffered some smoke inhalation.
Plans for a collective effort to start cleaning up is set to start this morning. “We all are heart broken, but ready to start rebuilding one step at a time. Our Callier Springs Country Club family is amazing and all are welcome to come help. We should be cleaning the parking lot and making plans to establish a temporary club house over the next week,” says Miller.