Half Moon Bay Golf Course at Yorkeys Knob.
You'd be happy with a double eagle on the golf course,
but a pair of crocs is enough to make any player choke.
Two crocodiles, both about a metre long, have taken up
residence at a golf club near the far north Queensland city
But Greg Ferry, manager of Half Moon Bay Golf Course at
Yorkeys Knob, reckons they're more of a novelty than a
"A few of the golfers are mentioning there's a few other
hazards around," he told AAP.
"They aren't really much of a danger at the moment, they're a
bit of a joke and people are interested in having a look at
The pair, who live in separate lakes on the club's grounds,
come within about 15 metres of a couple of the holes on the
Warning signs are dotted around the place and rangers are
monitoring the reptiles to ensure they don't pose a danger to
Mr Ferry says crocs have been living on the golf course since
it opened in 1969.
"The crocs seem to come from Half Moon River which is joining
our property," he said.
"They crawl across the land at night time and make themselves
at home in the little lakes."
About 18 months ago, a 2.5 metre reptile had to be removed
from one of the lakes and the current residents may soon be
The crocs have never attacked or lurched at anyone, but Mr
Ferry says he's noticed a few birds have gone missing.
"I'm not sure what they eat but I have seen a few bird
feathers so they must go for a few of the birds now and
Mr Ferry says the crocs are popular with tourists who take a
few snaps before teeing off.