The Sharks of Carbrook Golf Course

//The Sharks of Carbrook Golf Course

Water hazards are meant to be challenging. But there’s one golf course in Australia that’s been making waves over the past decade over a rather unusual obstacle that players face when they hit the links at Carbrook Golf Course in Brisbane Australia.

Believe me when I tell you that you ain’t seen any water hazard like this, anywhere. Also believe me when I say that, well, you really don’t want to retrieve your ball at the 14th tee.

Bull Sharks at Carbrook

No one knows for sure how the Bull sharks first arrived at the Logan Lake water hazard at Carbrook, but some speculate they first entered the lake in 1996 when an adjoining river flooded into the course. They became stranded, but seemed to do well at Carbrook. Now they’ve multiplied – there are probably around 12 sharks in the lake at present.

And they’re getting bigger. Some of the sharks are pushing 3 metres (about ten feet for all non-metric types).

carbrook_golf_course_bull_sharkNot surprisingly, Carbrook is the only known golf course in the world with sharks as a water hazard and they’ve become a huge draw. Folks across the planet are going to the course specifically to see the sharks, which gleefully advertises ‘Our water hazards are deadly!’.

The sharks seem to revel in the attention too. They’ve become quite fond of meat and chicken, which club officials feed the sharks in multiple videos that have made the round online.

Enjoy the video!

By | 2015-09-26T11:25:24+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Extreme Travel|3 Comments

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Steve Hutchings is an extreme sports blogger and adventure traveller with too much time on his hands. He loves shark diving and EDM/trance music. Also, he checks the stock market every 15 minutes.


  1. […] rivers and live in lakes. We’ve seen this in several interesting situations, like sharks of Carbrook Golf Course in Australia. They’re fairly common in the southern United States as well, and have even […]

  2. Jane August 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Why haven’t they put the sharks back in the ocean where they belong? I am surprised PETA isn’t all over this.

    • Steve Hutchings September 3, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Dunno. Note however they got here naturally, during a flood.

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