Vandals damage golf course

Elk Valley RCMP are looking for the people responsible for causing $15,000 of damage to the Sparwood golf course.

  • May. 8, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The golf course at the Sparwood Golf Club will open on Friday despite the damage to the course.

Elk Valley RCMP are looking for the people responsible for causing $15,000 of damage to the Sparwood golf course.

“They cut the locks off the area where people store their golf carts and then took two for a joy ride,” said Sgt. Dave Dubnyk.

Dubnyk said that about $15,000 of damage was done to the carts and the course.

Rod Uhill, the general manager of Sparwood Golf Club, said that even though the two carts were older models the cost of replacing them would be $6,000 to $7,000 each.

“The carts were smashed into some poles that were cemented into the ground,” said Uhill.

He said that the cost of repairing the course will be about $1,000 in labour and supplies.

Uhill said that there is only an alarm system at the golf course clubhouse.

“This is the first time in the 16 years that I’ve been here that there has been an incident like this,” he said.

Uhill said that the cost of hiring security staff for the course outweighs the need.

The Sparwood golf course is planning to open on May 6 as scheduled.

“There will be no delays due to the damage, but the snow could delay things,” he said.

For more information on the Sparwood Golf Club visit

www.sparwoodgolf.com

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