Man-eating sharks invade golf course

Members of a golf club in Brisbane have something more to worry about than just their swing – playing on what’s thought to be the world’s first shark-infested course.

Water hazards are a challenge for anyone who plays golf, but on the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane there is another reason to be concerned.

Half a dozen man-eating bullsharks live in the lake in the centre of the course where their fins poking through the water have become a regular sight.

The sharks got onto the Queensland golf course when it flooded some years ago after a river broke its banks.

The sharks have become renowned in the region and there is even a monthly tournament called the “Shark Lake Challenge”.

Local children once jumped in the lake to retrieve lost golf balls for extra pocket money – but it is something they have not done for a while.

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