There have been a lot of odd hazards in the history of golf. From bombs on the fairway to lions, bears, and even pirates, golfing is a real challenge for some folks. However, those unusual problems are nothing compared to the water hazard on the 14th tee of the Carbrook Golf Course in Brisbane, Australia. Carbrook’s 14th hole is infested with sharks. When you shank a drive at Carbrook, it’s best just to let that ball go.
“You can’t believe how close you are…just six feet away,” club general manager Scott Wagstaff said. ”There’s no drama, it’s become a positive thing for the golf course. They are amazing. I’ve become a shark lover since working here.”
Indeed, Carbrook Golf Club has embraced its legacy as the shark-infested golf course. They even host a special event in honor of the 14th tee’s water hazard, dubbed the Shark Lake Challenge. Wagstaff and company even feed the sharks in an attempt to make sure they continue to rise to the surface during playing times. The sharks entered the lake after the local river overspilled its banks some years ago, and now the half-a-dozen man-eating bullsharks have found a happy home in a well-stocked water hazard.
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