Plans for shark shaped golf course
Greg Norman must be kicking himself.
Plans have been announced for a golf course shaped like a Great White Shark to be built in South Australia.
The shark course will be built in Port Lincoln and is the brainchild of Aussie entrepreneur Dean Lukin Junior, son the son of Australia’s 1984 Olympic weightlifting champion.
The development will have tourist accommodation, a wharf and a shopping development but most importantly will become a highly visible site from aircraft flying over it.
Mr Lukin told ABC News that the golf course would be of international standard and he hoped the development could attract worldwide attention.
“When you fly into Port Lincoln you can see a great white shark and you know what you’re looking at,” he said.
“It’s something that is probably Port Lincoln’s biggest tourist attraction is the shark cage diving so it just adds a little bit more in terms of worldwide credibility for the site.”
Previous attempts to develop the site have been thwarted by concerns about native vegetation clearance but the developers say they are confident the issue can be overcome.
Greg Norman, whose golfing nickname was The Great White Shark, owns a golf course design business and must be furious he never considered building a signature golf course in the shape of the famous marine predator.
Global Golfer couldn’t find another golf course shaped like an animal but we did find some obscure golf holes and hazards to tickle your fancy:
1) Mickey Mouse Bunkers – Disney’s Magnolia golf course in Orlando has bunkers in the shape of cartoon character Mickey Mouse’s head.
2) A Floating golf course is planned for the Maldives Islands, read about it here
3) The longest par three on the planet is in South Africa, check it out