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Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

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Address: 61 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Established in 1993 the Hole in One idea came from a conversation which was...

Established in 1993 the Hole in One idea came from a conversation which was written onto the back of a beer coaster.

Many years on the basic tenet has not changed. You come to the Hole in One to have fun and challenge yourself or your mates. If you get a Hole in One it's an awesome bonus.

So far we have had over 800 balls land in the 3 holes. The red flag is a normal golf hole. Ever seen on TV a Hole in One? The blue flag is a 30cm sand bunker and the white flag is a 50cm (1/2 metre) sand bunker.

We are one of the cheapest activities to do in Taupo and will refund anyone who doesn't have fun.

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Practise your swing!

While walking on lake Taupo waterfront in Taupo city, you cannot miss a "golf fun area" where you can hire a stick and practise your swing aiming at a floating green with 3 holes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

While walking on lake Taupo waterfront in Taupo city, you cannot miss a "golf fun area" where you can hire a stick and practise your swing aiming at a floating green with 3 holes located IN the lake. You win a free ball each time one of you balls hits the floating platform and 5000NZ$ for hole-in-ones!

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Cornwall, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

25 balls for $20. 4 of us shared the bucket with 2 of us hitting the float which sits 111 yards from shore. If you get a "red" hole in one there is a $10,000 price. We got one extra ball for hitting the float. Seems fair.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good fun that gets the adrenaline pumping, if you can hit a golf ball then have a go as you never know, they don't pay out many top prizes but the other ones for landing in the sand based areas are worth a go, once a few people start having a crack a crowd soon builds along with the excitement.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had a go of the hole in one It was good fun and if you actually hit the target people watching gets all excited There is a 10,000 dollar prize which gives you the incentive to carry on We got 25 balls for 20 dollars If you actually touch it they give you an extra ball My husband got about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Located in a central spot in Taupo the Hole in One challenge was a hit. We spent about 30 minutes there and there were plenty of people stopping to have a look. Definitely recommend if you're a golf lover or keen to win $10,000!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Good fun but it would be a Jack Nicklaus/Greg Norman/Tiger Woods/Jason Day/Dustin Johnson combined talent shot to hole out for the 10k. Don't let that detract you as there are 2 'easier' targets that you can ho,e out on and still win great prizes. It's worth a go and who knows, you might get really lucky and really cashed up... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This looks like it should be a lot easier than it is. From a distance, I was quite the expert, but once I gave it a go, yeah, not so much. At $1 a ball, it was a pretty good deal. Got 25 balls for $20 and shared between myself and my 11 year old. Great value I thought.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Wanna kill some time along the waterfront in the sweet sunshine? Take a chance, whack some balls, watch your dreams go ka-sploosh into the lake. Watch ambitious others do the same. Good times, pretty views, Better with a cheerleader. But the locals are pretty encouraging.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Even experienced golfers will find this a challenge. The cost was $NZ15 for 18 balls and it's definitely worth having a go. Situated on beautiful Lake Taupo it's easy to find on Lake Terrace, which runs parallel with the lake front.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband challenged himself twice to the Taupo Hole in One and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Everytime you hit the plontoon they give you an extra ball. Best fun for $20.

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