HOLES at Furness Golf Club were used as toilets in a spree of vandalism which has shocked bosses.

The Walney golf club has been the target of vandals for many months - and now police have pledged to up patrols.

The club has reported the vandalism, which also included extensive damage to the club’s fencing, to the police.

Secretary Roy Turner is appalled by the damage.

He said: “We are just so confused why someone would want to do this to the golf course.

“I have never seen this type of systematic vandalism before.

“Whoever has done this has obviously come to do some significant harm and have worked hard to cut down our fences and knock down posts that we had just put up.”

He said the golf club was a big part of the community.

“We are doing our best to help the local community,” he said.

“We are sponsoring the local junior football teams and we have hosted opens at the club, which have raised thousands of pounds for the NHS.”

The club has spent money maintaining the course, including its fences, which have now been vandalised, and Mr Turner is worried the club may go under if they have to continue repairing the club due to attacks.

“We have been getting by,” he said.

“Financially this year has been very tight for us and we can only open the club at set times because of Covid-19 regulations.”

If anyone has information about the vandalism they can contact Cumbria Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.