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Overnight Vandalism Prevents English Golf Course From Opening

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 29 Mar 2021 | Comments

Tens of thousands of golfers have enjoyed a memorable return to the fairways across England on Monday, but members of Sprowston Manor near Norwich have been unable to play after shocking vandalism committed overnight caused significant damage to the golf course.

Posting on Facebook, the venue reported damage to five greens on the property, preventing its re-opening, which is now being investigated by Norfolk Police.

Greenkeepers at the destination - Highly Recommended on Golfshake - are now surveying what repairs are required, ensuring that the course can re-open as soon as possible.

Dear Member, Due to overnight vandalism which is being investigated by Norwich Police to 5 of the Greens we are sadly...

Posted by Sprowston Manor Hotel & Country Club on Sunday, 28 March 2021

This is sadly just the latest example of vandalism on a golf course, a recurring problem across the country, but for it to come on the eve of the sport's long-awaited return in England makes it an even more bitter situation for the staff who have worked tirelessly in preparation and the golfers who were desperate to play.

Sprowston Manor

(View of the Damage - Shared by Sprowston Manor on Facebook)

Acclaimed by many, Sprowston Manor is showcased in the following articles on Golfshake, 10 of the Best Parkland Courses in England10 of the Best Courses in Norfolk20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the East, and 100 Golf Courses to Play in England.

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