A car has been abandoned after being driven over the course at Castle Hawk Golf Club, causing huge damage to the fairway.

The car was driven over the 17th fairway and later abandoned on the course, with staff saying that the shocking images 'don't do the damage justice'.

Castle Hawk Golf Club, located in Rochdale, Lancashire, is now left with a £1000 bill to repair the area that the car ploughed up in its way, with some track marks up to 18 inches deep.

Abandoned car came at 'worst time'

Club manager Rob Wood said the car, which was later recovered by police, was thought to have been stolen.

Cannabis was also found inside the abandoned vehicle.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Mr Wood said: “It couldn’t have come at a worse time really.

“We’ve been getting the course ready for when we can open and telling our members about everything we were doing, then this.

“The pics don’t really do the damage justice.

“Some of the tracks were 18 inches deep. It happened when we had all that bad weather and the ground was wet through.

“It wasn’t ideal to say the least.”

Amazing greenkeepers

Since the incident, the club's greenkeepers have worked hard to fill in the tread marks.

Posting on the club's Facebook page, a representative said:

“A few weeks ago we had a stolen car driven on the course which had to be towed off and made a right mess!! Thanks for whoever did this!!!

“Time, money & effort later we have repaired the terrible mess thanks to the amazing greenkeeps.”

This latest news comes after a burnt out car was left in a bunker at Camperdown Golf Club in Dundee earlier this year.