Is This The Biggest Golf Course Alligator Ever?

I would play more golf if it meant seeing real-life dinosaurs.

What recent golfers witnessed on the fairway at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Florida seems more like a scene out of Jurassic Park rather than real life. 

56-year-old Charles Helms started recording video on the third hole when he saw possibly the biggest gator ever seen near a green.

“It is very common to see alligators on a Florida golf course and they’re typically not a threat to golfers,” Helms said. “Wild alligators are shy and will not bother you unless you provoke it or corner it so it feels threatened.”

The other brave character in the video footage is David Matos from nearby Parrish, Florida.

“He was at a pretty safe distance,” Helms said. “This alligator was so large he would only move slowly about 100 feet at a time before having to lie down and rest so he probably wasn’t in as much danger as it may have appeared. An alligator expert may refute that; I’m just going on what I have been told.”

Here’s the shot. It is shocking how big this animal is. Happy Gilmore, eat your heart out.

The largest gator ever (supposedly) was around 15 feet, 9 inches and weighed more than a half ton. 

Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.