Grantown-on-Spey in the Scottish Highlands and Haddington in East Lothian have been left devastated by vandals, with deep tyre marks left over both courses.
Vandals seem to have taken a liking to driving over golf courses lately, and Grantown-on-Spey and Haddington Golf Clubs in Scotland have both fallen victim to mindless acts of vandalism within the last week or so.
Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands (pictured above) has been targeted by vandals in what club captain Allan Thom has described as a "disturbing" attack.
Police are investigating after a vehicle was driven over the 10th and 11th greens sometime last weekend. As the ground was very wet at the time, following several days of heavy rain, the damage looks absolutely devastating.
Speaking to the Press & Journal, Club Captain Allan said: “It is very disappointing to say the least.
“After all the hard work our greenkeepers do to keep our greens in pristine condition we get some mindless people deciding to drive a vehicle over the course."
Founded in 1890, the club's prestigious list of honorary members includes Arnold Palmer himself.
The 130-year-old club is extremely popular and this vandalism will come as a deep blow after an especially challenging year.
“What can I say? I am very disappointed that in our community such a thing should happen," Allan continued.
“Like many businesses this year that have struggled to to keep costs down with little income. Golf clubs have been no different, which makes this sort of behaviour all the more disturbing.
“It is infuriating for our two greenkeepers who work hard all year round to keep our course in pristine condition for members and visitors alike."
Meanwhile, 155-year-old Haddington Golf Club has been damaged by an off-road bike and quad bike.
Tyre marks were left on the greens and fairways on holes 6, 10 and 15.
Officially the 19th oldest gold club in the whole world and founded in 1865, it's so incredibly sad that someone would think to damage such a special place.
Speaking to the Courier, Captain Drew Ramsay said: “You can quite clearly see the marks of the tyres: two big circles on the green. It is really heart-breaking."
Meanwhile, England hasn't escaped such vandalism either.
About a month ago the 17th green at Kilton Forest Golf Course in Nottinghamshire was ravaged by vandals in a 4x4.
Our thoughts go out to all these clubs affected and we hope they catch those responsible.