A golf club has been left "upset" after its nine hole course was trashed by vandals.

All nine putting greens and holes around the course at Chorleywood Golf Club were damaged last week.

Pictures show most of the green ripped up around the course, which forced the club to close for four days.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the incident happened between 7pm on Friday, February 7 and 8am the following day.

Peter Rodwell, who is the secretary of the club, said green keepers found all the damage last Saturday morning.

He said: "A lot of work is needed to repair the course and work is still going on.

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Damage to one of the holes (photo Cllr Phil Williams)

"It could take months to get the course back to its original state.

"All of us at the golf club are very upset that something like this has happened."

Although the club has now re-opened the course, Mr Rodwell said the course is not "in as nice a condition to play on".

He said: "The course is now playable and people are able to play their normal games, but people playing on the course are upset something like this has happened.

"We have had vandalism like this before, but not as this level."

Three Rivers District Councillor for Chorleywood South and Maple Cross Phil Williams called the state of vandalism "disgusting".

He said the golf club is important to the community, but was ruined by "some bitter person".

Police have confirmed they are making enquires into the incident.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who has any information about the incident should call police on 101, quoting 41/11772/20.