Sinkhole 'swallows' pond at Boyle County golf course

Published: Jun. 20, 2016 at 10:59 PM EDT
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Golfers and employees who were at the Old Bridge Golf Course Saturday were in for a surprise.

“It’s about three and a half feet wide and about 20 feet deep," Course Superintendent Cody Pollard said.

Pollard says on Saturday, a sinkhole opened under a pond that surrounds the first hole on the course, swallowing most of the pond water.

“My brother called me and said, 'you should look at this'. The pond has literally sunk and there is no water left in it," Pollard explained.

“I came out here and looked at it and there was a geyser throwing water about 15 feet up," Pollard said.

The sinkhole is not affecting the actual course, so golfers can continue to play.

“Everyone thinks it’s the highlight of the golf course and now it’s gone within a matter of minutes," Pollard said.

Nobody was hurt as a result of the sinkhole.