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Sharks infest Australian golf course

Bill Haas won’t be replicating his FedEx Cup-winning water shot should he ever make his way to the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Not with one of the most unique water hazards in the game – a lake full of man-eating bull sharks, Sky News reports.

Six sharks between 8ft and 10ft long got onto the Queensland golf course when it flooded some years ago after a river broke its banks.

After becoming stranded there, the predators, that are known for their remarkable ability to thrive in both saltwater and fresh water, have thrived at the course's lake that is well-stocked with fish, and even begun breeding.

"You can't believe how close you are ... just six feet [1.8m] 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."

Known for their stocky shapes, broad, flat snout and aggressive, unpredictable behaviour, bull sharks are thought to be responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks.

But that doesn’t seem to bother Wagstaff, who often throws in meat to get the sharks to come near the surface.

"I'm sure they are aggressive when you are in the water but when you are out here feeding them they are beautiful to watch," he said.

The course has even seen the commercial opportunity the renowned-sharks have brought and there is even a monthly tournament called the "Shark Lake Challenge."

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