Set in lakeside locations, surrounded by rolling hills, native birds and mountainous backdrops, golfing in Taupō is not only world-class but has the added bonus of breathtaking scenery.

Taupō 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 Taupō, 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 Taupō 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.

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    Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

    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.

    $1 - $20
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    Taupō Golf Club

    Taupō Golf Club offers golfers a unique golfing experience with two 18 hole golf courses on offer year round along with modern facilities and services to provide you with a wonderful golfing experience in Taupō.

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    Turangi Golf Club

    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.

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    North Island 14 Day Marquee Golf Tour

    If you have limited time visiting our beautiful land, why not play our 6 top courses in the North Island. Courses include Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Kinlock and Wairakei. We make all the arrangements for you so that you can enjoy NZ to the full.

    $4,000 - $12,000
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    Wairakei Resort 9-Hole Public Golf Course

    The Wairakei Resort 9-hole public golf course is a par 34, and is 1941 metres with the longest hole measuring 366 metres and is an easy-walking course amongst lovely scenery and mature trees.

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    Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

    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.

    $165 - $220
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    The Kinloch Club Golf Course

    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.

    $125 - $235
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    Mangakino Golf Club

    Mangakino Golf Club is a flat undulating 9 hole easy walking course with picturesque views of Lake Maraetai and the surrounding forests.

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    Kinloch Golf Club 10-hole

    Located in the idyllic lake side village of Kinloch,on the Western shores of Lake Taupo, the well established little Course provides visitors to the region with a wonderful addition to the choices they have in golf courses.

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    Shooters is the perfect place to come and practice your golf game, with 16 covered driving bays and a golf simulator you will improve you swing in no time.