Snowmobilers that have ridden over the greens may lead to the property being declared off limits for sled riders, too.
Rich Wagner, course superintendent at Somerset (Pa.) Country Club, told the Somerset Daily American that some people have been riding snowmobiles over the club’s greens.
Wagner won’t know the extent of the damage until spring. Each green is insured for $100,000 and there are 18 greens at the club. Snowmobilers have ridden over at least four of the greens, reports the American. Wagner tracked one of the snowmobiles to a nearby home, but when he confronted the man who came to the door, the man denied that he rode on the property.
Since some of the greens are in Somerset Borough and others are in Somerset Township, Wagner has called both the Somerset Borough police and state police.
Children are allowed to sled ride on the country club’s hill and a storm shelter was erected near the hill so they can get out of the wind while playing.
“We like to do things for kids,” Wagner told the paper. “The hill is a safe place for them to sled and to be away from traffic. But if this vandalism continues, we’ll have to say nobody can be on the property.”