A giant alligator was spotted prowling around a golf course in South Carolina.

Shocked golfers stopped their game as the 12ft reptile snuck onto the green.

The gator was filmed taking a casual stroll past a family of deer at the Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island Resort in South Carolina.

The clip was shared on Facebook where it has been watched more than 1.1 million times.

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"What a beautiful shot with the deer in the background," one commenter wrote. "Gator looks well fed but on what?"

Another posted: "Even the deers jaws drop in amazement."

Monster-sized Gator Rules the Golf Course on Fripp Island

There's some BIG ol' gators in Beaufort. Check out this HUGE 12ft gator taking a stroll through Ocean Creek Golf Course at Fripp Island recently. Nobody's messing with him.... Video by Jessica Miller

Posted by Eat Sleep Play Beaufort on Tuesday, 8 May 2018