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Giraffe torn apart on 'world's wildest golf course' where players have to sign waiver in case they're eaten

Shola Lee

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Giraffe torn apart on 'world's wildest golf course' where players have to sign waiver in case they're eaten

*Warning: The video below contains graphic scenes*

Take a look inside the world's wildest golf course, where lions roam free and giraffes are preyed on by hyenas:

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Whoever said a game of golf was a glorified walk in the park has never been to Skukuza Golf Club.

Complete with tons of wild animals, the course makes St. Andrews look like a piece of p**s and it's no surprise that players have to sign a waiver in case they're eaten.

Built in 1972, the world's wildest course is situated in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

For anyone wondering what is actually at the golf course, the company is quick to boast: "The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to provide our visitors with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience."

You'll be sharing the green with wild animals. Credit: Skukuza Golf Club
You'll be sharing the green with wild animals. Credit: Skukuza Golf Club

If you're not familiar with the Big Five, it includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinoceroses.

The course is also frequented by hyenas and giraffes - as if things couldn't get more haphazard.

One unfortunate giraffe was torn apart in an early morning kill when four lions and lionesses hunted down the herbivore, only for a pack of 20 hyenas to chase them away and feast.

Club Captain Jean Rossouw said: "What happened here was 4 young lions and lionesses came in and killed a giraffe at about 6.30 am… but were driven off by 20 plus hyenas who started ripping into the giraffe, eating it.

Reckon you'd want to hire a golf cart, just incase you need to make a quick getaway. Credit: Skukuza Golf Club
Reckon you'd want to hire a golf cart, just incase you need to make a quick getaway. Credit: Skukuza Golf Club

“Obviously we had players who wanted to tee-off so we had to get rangers from the South African National Park (SANParks), who own and run the Kruger National Park, to come and deal with it."

By the time the officials arrives, the hyenas and vultures had devoured most of the giraffe - and 12 hours later, there was basically nothing left.

Honestly, it sounds like a scene from the shadow land in The Lion King.

Unfortunately for the giraffe, this isn't a rare occurrence on the course, with Jean dubbing the stretch of green the 'World's Wildest Course'.

And, if you're wondering what working at the club entails, Jean explained: "An important part of my job is the early morning tour of the course to make sure all our overnight “guests” are gone and that it is safe for our members and guests to tee-off.

"We are in the wild out here as there are no fences to stop the Big 5 or any other animals coming through. No two days are the same and it is a wonderful place to play your golf."

While that sounds scary, it's only £20 for 18 holes and we like our chances against the giraffe.

Featured Image Credit: Skukuza Golf Club/Jamie Pyatt News

Topics: Animals, Golf, Sport, World News

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