VANDALS on motorbikes have left huge skid marks on the fairways and greens of Ellesmere Port’s newly re-opened golf course.

Police received reports of damage caused by scrambler bikes at the Chester Road site between 8pm on Sunday, May 5, and 9pm on Monday, May 6.

Officers attended but could find no trace of the bikes.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police told The Standard that enquiries in relation to the damage were still ongoing.

Anyone with information about those responsible for the damage should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 393597, give the details via

or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It was revealed in March that the Ian Woosnam Golf Academy had signed up to relaunch the golf centre, also known as Hooton Golf Club, from April.

The course, which is owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council, closed last October after operators Mack Golf ceased trading.

News of the vandalism has been met with disappointment among residents on social media with several saying that young bikers have nowhere to go since the closure of BASE Motopark in 2014.