ATV riders vandalized Houston golf course green, club says

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The Golf Club of Houston is asking for help finding two ATV riders they say vandalized the 14th green of Shell Houston Open Course on Sunday night. (KTRK)

The Golf Club of Houston is asking for help finding two ATV riders they say vandalized the 14th green of Shell Houston Open Course on Sunday night.

In a Facebook post, the club says around 7:30pm Sunday night two young men drove through the green on ATVs -- one red and the other possibly gray or black.

PHOTOS: Green vandalized at Houston course


Deep ruts, tire marks, and what looks to be "doughnuts" now mar the green.

As the club's Facebook post notes, "this is not a small ATV."

The club tells Eyewitness News no surveillance video is available of that remote area of the course.

The green is currently closed, but may be open by this weekend. We're told the damage is in the hundreds of dollars right now, but if the green needs to be entirely replaced, the repairs may cost in the tens of thousands, the club tells Eyewitness News.



Eyewitness News reporter Steve Campion spoke with the club's general manager Herb Lipsman.

"You're just disgusted and angry because it's absolutely uncalled for. This was done in broad daylight," said Lipsman. "They were doing donuts. They were driving around just tearing it up, just to do it."

Lipsman said they are offering up a $1,000 dollar reward to help catch those responsible for the damage.
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