Trump National Golf Club in California vandalised, says US police

A group of environmental activists vandalised the Trump National Golf Club (pictured) by carving words into the grass at one of the holes.
A group of environmental activists vandalised the Trump National Golf Club (pictured) by carving words into the grass at one of the holes.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Los Angeles (AFP) - A group of environmental activists vandalised US President Donald Trump's luxury oceanfront golf course in southern California, carving a message into the grass near the fifth hole, US police said Monday.

The group, which calls itself an "anonymous environmental activist collective," sent The Washington Post a video showing four people scaling a fence at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, around 50km south of downtown Los Angeles.

The intruders are seen in the grainy 64-second video wearing dark clothing and using gardening tools to carve 2m letters into the grass reading: "NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS."

They sent a statement to the newspaper explaining the vandalism was a response to the Trump administration's "blatant disregard for the environment".

Lieutenant David Sprengel of the Lomita Sheriff's Station told AFP the vandalism had occurred around on Sunday morning.

The 18-hole course, ranked among the country's top 100 by Golf Magazine, is renowned for its spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean and has been used in several movies, including 50 First Dates and Horrible Bosses 2.

At a total cost of US$264 million (S$373 million), it is the most expensive US golf course ever built, according to the World Golf online guide.

The club did not immediately respond to a request for comment.