County Offers $1,000 Reward To Stop Course Vandals


Golf course vandalism continues to be a problem for a golf course in Southeast New York and local law enforcement has put a hefty price on any information that can lead to the arrest of those responsible.

Riding on ATVs, individuals have wreaked havoc on the Putnam County Golf Course four times since Dec. 30.’s Kevin Cunningham had more on what’s being done to stop the vandals.

One county in New York State is fed up with recurring vandalism at a local public golf course, and now they’re doing something about it.

Beginning Dec. 30, unknown individuals began driving ATVs at Putnam County Golf Course in Putnam County, N.Y. The vandals even drove on and damaged greens at the course located an hour drive north of Manhattan, according to It didn’t stop there, though. The ATV riders have returned at least three times in January.

It has become bad enough that county officials are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to their arrest.


Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell told, “The Putnam County Golf Course has been a premier destination in the Hudson Valley with its lush greens at public prices. We cannot allow individuals to misuse the golf course at the expense of the taxpayers.”

Anyone with information about the incidents can call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 845-225-4300 and the Carmel police at 845-628-1300.



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