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Taupo could be considered a golfer’s paradise with its nine reputed golf courses – two of which are consistently ranked in the top 100 courses outside the US, and top 10 marquee courses in New Zealand.
From the rugged tussock-covered hills and lakeside location at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus-designed Kinloch Club course with its onsite luxury lodge and exquisite food and wine, to the lush countryside of the predator-free sanctuary of Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, where you might be lucky enough to spot a dashing pheasant or wandering fallow deer.
The smaller courses in Taupo, Turangi, Mangakino, Kinloch and at Wairakei Resort all have unique charm, and if you don’t have time for a day on the fairways, but love to practice your swing, the Lake Taupo Hole in One challenge could win you up to $10,000 if you manage to hit your ball into a hole on the floating pontoon on the lake.
Wairakei lies on 180 hectares of natural rolling countryside, 6460 metres from championship tees with 108 large well placed bunkers and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world-class championship competitions.
Challenge yourself with a golfing experience unlike any other, where you can test your skill against the challenges designed by Jack Niklaus, one of the game's most enduring legends, as you play against the backdrop of stunning vistas and the crystal blue waters of Lake Taupo.
A Top 100 golf course, the Kinloch Club is a Championship inland links style Jack Nicklaus signature design. Measuring 6519 yards off the white tees, and 7363 yards off the Championship tees, Kinloch offers an exceptional golfing experience.
Experience sensational golf in Turangi at the southern end of Lake Taupō. The Turangi Golf Course is 18 holes, par 72 from both tees. The course is reasonably flat and has water features and good tree coverage.
Play a round of 9 hole golf on one of New Zealand's best public golf courses. Golf clubs and trolleys are available for hire, and there is a cafe and 19th Hole bar located on site for post-game refreshment.
FootGolf the newest sport in New Zealand, take football and golf add them together and you have FootGolf. Taupo Golf Club have introduced FootGolf alongside their traditional golf course to provide a unique FootGolf experience.
The Hole in One is a fun activity for all ages. Try hitting a golf ball 100 metres over the lake and onto a floating pontoon - it's a challenge. We have the best views over the Lake to the Mountains for taking the ultimate holiday snap. A must do.