Greens at West Lothian Golf Club were turfed up last week in a two-day vandalism spree costing up to £40,000.
Police were alerted after deep rifts were discovered on two greens caused by a coupé-style car tearing down the fairways.
The vehicle was captured on CCTV cameras cruising around two club car parks before heading onto the Airngath Hill course to pull off handbrake turns and career off into the night.
The vandal first visited the club on Monday, November 18, but returned the following night for the destructive drive causing most of the damage.
The greens have now been repaired but general manager Alan Gibson is still counting the cost.
He said: “After all the hard work the guys have put in to this course, and after such a good year at the club, it is a real shame. The damage was substantial and they knew what they were doing. They must have had knowledge of the course as it’s hard to find your way around on a dark night.
“It could be a walker or a player but we just don’t know. All we know is that there was just one car.
“It could cost us around £40,000 but it won’t be till next year when the grass is growing back when we will see the full extent of the damage.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said it was investigating the vandalism after a number of greens on the course were badly damaged.