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Coming Down Under: Jurassic Park Golf Resort And Wax Museum?

Thanks to reader Rod for the Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association link to a Sunshine Coast Daily story on Palmer Coolum Resort owner Clive Palmer adding dinosaurs to the course.

Oh and in December, the Australian PGA Championship returns to the resort!

As the photo above shows, in recent days an 8m high, 20m long, 1.7 tonne Tyrannosaurus Rex has been erected outside the front of the Palmer Coolum Resort clubhouse (between the 9th green and 10th tee), as billionaire owner and mining magnate Clive Palmer embarks on an audacious plan to develop the world’s largest dinosaur park. According to recent reports in the Sunshine Coast Daily newspaper, Palmer, who kicked out former managers Hyatt earlier in the year after acquiring the resort in 2011, plans on adding up to 160 of the creatures around the course and resort.

Here is a video report from the Sunshine Coast Daily:

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Reader Comments (5)

...and to think, that the golf course architecture cognoscenti used to make jokes about hitting the ball into the clown's mouth...
11.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharles
How awesome is that?
11.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGolfGirl
Ugly and just flat out wrong.
11.13.2012 | Unregistered Commentermetro18
Aaron Baddeley won't play this course, because Dinosaurs are promoting Evolution.
11.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterfreshfrankie
I just don't know what to say.

I suppose it is a stunt to get attention to an otherwise non-compelling resort course. I am sure around tournament time next month, the general international media will show some pics of the dinosaurs on the golf course for some laughs.
11.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer

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