The owners of Columbus’ Putt Putt Golf Course are cleaning up after vandals extensively damaged the facility.

Two of the golf courses’ miniature animals, a zebra and a giraffe, were overturned and broken and the vandals broke out about a dozen fluorescent lights throughout the facility, said owner Carl Miller.

Miller had stopped by the course at 10th and Marr Streets at about 6:30 to 7 p.m Sunday. to turn on security lights, he said. The business is closed for the winter and is not rescheduled to reopen until April.

When he returned at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, he found the vandalism to the 4-foot to 6-foot tall figurines and broken glass showered over the putt putt greens and walkways.

“It’s kind of changed our plans for the holiday,” he said, adding that he planned to contact his insurance agent today about the damage.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.