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Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

61 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8117
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fun game of golf

A group of us came to this and we had a lot of fun. we obviously didn't get it in but it was great... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
Where's the ball gone?

This is a real fun thing to do especially with a group of you. I was lucky enough to do this with... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Taupo, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“golf balls” (4 reviews)
“great fun” (11 reviews)
61 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8117
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

A group of us came to this and we had a lot of fun. we obviously didn't get it in but it was great fun to try. You have to try hit a golf ball out onto a pontoon where there were golf holes.

Thank Sarah_Star19
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a real fun thing to do especially with a group of you. I was lucky enough to do this with my work team and we had more laughs that hitting ball anywhere near the hole.

Thank Songbirddreams
Peter B, Manager at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thats cool. Making memories is what its all about.

Reviewed September 7, 2017

The absolute must do in Taupo, actually in New Zealand. For the golfer, an interesting challenge, with a bit of fun added. For the total hacker, as long as you hit the ball in a southerly direction it will either hit the lake or may...More

Thank andrewrobarts
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I had a fun afternoon with friends, the view was great. Can't say we were close to a hole in one but it was enjoyable, managed to hit the target.

Thank nzkiwigirl2016
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Pleasant afternon with a few mates Did a bit better than i thought i would have Weather was still for at the time and managed to get a couple of close shoots near the pontoon Good setup Price not bad I guess Something you need...More

Thank TimeTraveller2Life
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I suppose this is like buying a lottery ticket. ... there is always a chance. I never liked the idea of hitting golf balls into a lake but it was a team thing and I had to take part. By the time we were finished...More

Thank Murray C
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We stayed in the Acacia Motel directly opposite the Hole in One.It looked good from our Balcony directly opposite and I went over several times and hit my first golf balls in 5 years. The person managing the event was very personable. The price may...More

Thank Libandpen
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

What is up with the tall grey guy? Plain rude and unappreciative of the face that his customers are the people supporting him. Learn some people skills and some manners, you also shouldn't yell at 2 year olds, this really bought out your lack of...More

Thank sammy0611
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Great idea but poorly executed. The hole in one challenge is a great idea but how the owner is running this place is mind blowing. He was rude and the only words he knew were (I don't know, just read the sign). Maybe he should...More

Thank aadamkiwi
Peter B, Owner at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Thanks for the review I will let the staff know to be more attentive no matter what the circumstances.

Reviewed February 9, 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...More

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January 5, 2017|
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Response from HIOTaupo | Property representative |
Thanks for for that fishbox. Yes it is easy to see your ball n the hole. Also read description on holein1 website