Golf club in Hyde targeted by vandals

A GOLF club in Hyde is counting the cost after being targeted by vandals for a second time in a matter of days.

Werneth Low Golf Club posted an image on its Facebook page of a section of the golf course which has been damaged by what appear to be tyre tracks.

The club, based in Gee Cross, says the incidents have cost it thousands of pounds and is appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

“However, for the second time this week, we have had our golf course vandalised by what we assume to be E-bikes,” the club’s statement read.

Criminal damage to Werneth Low golf course

“Once again this has happened during the school holidays and once again has cost us thousands in damages.

“The police have been notified but will do nothing unless we have footage, which evidently we do not have due to the location of this side of the golf course.

“We spend thousands and thousands of pounds every year on land that we rent from the memorial trust, if this damage carries on we will not be able to continue this maintenance.

“Please, if anyone has any information or you can help in any way, please call 0161 368 2503 and select option 2, or email

“If you are out walking and see anyone on these bikes near the golf course, please alert the police first immediately and then the golf club.”

The vandalism has been condemned by members of the public on social media.

It is understood that signage will appear soon around the golf course, and repairs to walls and gates will be carried out.

Councillor Phil Chadwick, who represents the Hyde Werneth ward on Tameside Council, said: “The ongoing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage that the golf club is facing on a daily basis is just completely unacceptable.”

He urged anyone with information to contact Greater Manchester Police by calling 101, reporting it via the live chat on or getting in touch with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at

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