The Safeway Open grandstands at the Silverado Country Club and Spa burned Monday.

The PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California ended just in time. California native Brendan Steele won his second-straight Safeway Open title there Sunday afternoon, beating Phil Mickelson and Chesson Hadley. On Sunday night, the resort and its surrounding homes were evacuated thanks to massive Northern California wildfires.

Here are tweets from some of the golfers evacuated, via Golf Digest:

Steele made it out before the fires, but sent his wishes to those affected:

Photos of the course Monday showed some grandstands burning:

As per San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX, the course itself has sustained some damage:

Marlene Rosenberg has lived near the Silverado County Club since 1975. She and her husband were getting ready to evacuate early Monday when a fireman told them it was time to go.

“There power was out so we had to raise our garage door by hand,” she said. “When we pulled up the door, there was a fireman standing there. He said you go to go now.”

An evacuee told KPIX 5 that the 12th hole at the famed golf course had also been damaged by flames.

At least 15 homes that line the course had completely burned or were heavily damaged.

Homes inside the resort were also burning:

The resort tweeted Monday that its structures are safe for the moment, but the fire is still active:

As of 12:30 p.m. Pacific Monday, 14 large fires were burning over 57,000 acres across the North Bay. At least 1,500 homes and buildings have burned, and over 20,000 people have been evacuated. Multiple fatalities are feared. So far, the damage to the golf course and Sonoma Raceway doesn’t seem as severe as damage to many other structures, but there are ongoing concerns for both venues.


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