GOLFERS at a course in Florida have more than just water traps and sand bunkers to avoid when they take to the green.
A course in Sebring is home to a monstrous 10-foot alligator, known to make its way onto the fairway.This giant gator was spotted in Sebring, Florida[/caption] The Buffalo Creek gator has also made a name for itself online[/caption]
A snap of the incredible creature was shared back in February, with one local commenting on Facebook that “I have lived in Florida all my life that is the biggest one I have seen.”
A second commented: “I would hate to hit my golf ball and have it land next to the alligator.. I’ll just let the alligator have it and take my bogey..”
As one added: “That’s where I live and I love to golf… well used to love to golf!”
But this is far from an isolated occurrence on courses across the southern states.
A clip of a giant gator walking around the Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Florida went viral in 2016.
And as it turns out, he had a name, with a YouTube viewer commenting: “This is Sherman. He’s incredible. He walks across the golf course every day and never harms a soul.”
In 2017 a 12-foot gator was filmed at the Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort in South Carolina.
Three years later, and back in Florida, another clip went viral of a gator making its way back to the water.
Local reporter Nicolette Perdomo shared the footage along with the caption: “He looks like he belongs in Jurassic park!”
And gators have even been known to make guest appearances at PGA Tour events such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.
Here, in 2016, Cody Gribble helped hurry along a small gator off the course, nudging its tail and prompting it to get back into the water.
“Not sure if this is more brave or stupid, but it did make him look like a total bada**,” one fan commented on YouTube.Gribble looked unphased as he helped a gator back into the water[/caption]