Police believe the stolen vehicle was then driven to Worksop Golf Club, in Windmill Lane, where considerable damage was caused to exterior fencing and to the course.
Damage was also caused to fencing along the A57 nearby.
The vehicle was later found abandoned behind the B&Q warehouse in Worksop at around 6am.
Police are carrying out extensive enquiries to find those responsible for the theft and damage and are reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to local residents.
Anyone who has information about the incident should contact Notts Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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• For the full story, see this week’s Worksop Guardian - out on Friday 26th October.