Popular online commentary website, Mashable has recently posted a story, “Kangaroos invade Australian Golf Course”, about a fantastic pic of Kangaroos taking over the fairways during the Australian Womens Open at Royal Canberra. The picture has gone viral across the internet showing the world what many Australian golfers are quite used to, sharing the fairways with these unique mammals. Anglesea Golf Course on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road has shared its fairways with a large troop of Kangaroos for many years, the kangaroos laze around casually watching the golf providing a uniquely Australian experience. Other golf courses with large kangaroo populations include:
- Royal Canberra, ACT
- Growling Frog Golf Course, Melbourne
- Yarrambat Park Golf Course, Melbourne
- Kangaroo Valley Golf Course, NSW (Of course!)
- Barnbougle Dunes & Lost Farm, Tasmania (Wallabies are common)
- Any other suggestions?…..
Popular misconceptions from overseas have kangaroos roaming the city streets in Australia, and whilst this is an urban myth, they definitely roam our golf fairways.