The suspects obviously knew something about the carts operation, as many of the carts had their ignition system bypassed and attempts made to also bypass the governor on the engine. Image: Wolf Creek Golf Resort

Wolf Creek Golf Resort disappointed in damage, vandalism

A total of 16 carts severely damaged or destroyed along with other damage done to course

Damage ranging into the thousands of dollars has left the owner of the Wolf Creek Golf Resort shaking his head in disbelief and disappointment.

Back in the overnight hours of Aug. 20 and 21, a number of unknown suspects vandalized the golf resort including destroying and damaging up to 16 golf carts to go along with causing some destruction to a few of the greens in the process. No damage estimate was available.

Owner Ryan Vold explained that staff arrived at work to find 12 carts ravaged, which included GPS units and screens ruined, ignition systems compromised and engine governors tampered with.

“Initially, four carts were also noted to be missing, but they were found in some wooded areas in the nearby Morning Meadows area after we received some anonymous tips from members of the public,” Vold stated.

“We had sent out a lot of information via social media and had an excellent response from the public.”

The carts were found by one of the nearby residents who was driving around the area and then reported to the golf club.

Vold added the four recovered carts were severely damaged, having been used as battering rams against each other along with being run into various trees.

The incident was reported to the Ponoka RCMP, but there is little they can do as the suspects used the cover of darkness and knowing how to avoid the resort’s security cameras to commit the crime virtually undetected.

“The neighbours around here are just as upset as we are, especially with the brutal vandalism done to some signage recently and now this. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done unless these people are caught,” Vold said.

 

Several of the carts taken wound up in various states along parts of the golf resort, and while four were initially missing, anonymous tips from the public helped find them in some nearby woods. Image: Wolf Creek Golf Resort

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