Eden golf course’s 16th hole will be playable but badly scarred for its most prestigious event after an attack by vandals on Saturday night.
A motorist gained access the course via a back gate and tore up the green just two weeks out from the club’s main calendar event, the Eden Men’s Open.
Up two 150 golfers from Eden and the south coast are expected for the contest, held on the weekend of November 16 and 17.
Eden Men’s Golf Club president John Fletcher expressed his dismay at the attack.
He said security has been increased.
“I’m so disappointed that we have louts in the community that do this type of thing, particularly on the eve of our most prestigious golfing event,” he said.
“Course curator Matt Kearney, who began repairs on Sunday, is confident the course will be playable but badly scarred and it will take some time before it returns to excellent condition.”
Mr Fletcher said a player discovered the damage on Sunday morning.
Anyone with information can contact Eden Police on 6496 144.