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“Husband played and said was ok!”

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge
Ranked #24 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Husband played and said was ok!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband gave it ago and wishes he waited till the large group had moved on that were there when we arrived as no one paid attention to where he hit the ball he said he should have got extra balls also go onoly if its quiet as you have no idea where the ball is going when it lands on there

Visited September 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Something to do”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stopped off here before heading to an attraction he had already booked, thought it would just be a laugh, which it kind of was, only downside was the guy working there was quite rude, my friend asked him a simple question but instead of just answering or saying he is unsure, he replied 'Just read the signs, should be on there!' then walked away.

Visited September 2013
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Peter B, Owner at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Sorry you weren't given the attention you needed. Staff given a rev!
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Handcross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Challenge for all golfers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are in Taupo and you like golf you must do this. A floating pontoon with holes on it and cash prizes for all holes in one up to 10000 dollars. Great experience but mind you don't hit the man in scuba gear retrieving the balls!

Visited August 2013
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Peter B, Owner at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you for the great review.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Challenge accepted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

What a fun way to spend a few dollars!! We'll keep stopping past the Hole in one challenge every time we're in that part of the country.

Visited August 2013
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Peter B, Owner at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you so much We do try hard to offer a good experience.
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Devonport, Australia
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“Great fun! And what a great idea!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed in an accommodation unit right opposite the 'Hole in one challenge' and loved watching the streams of people having a go. It was amazing how popular it was. My husband wasn't going to try it, since the odds of making a hole in one seemed remote but ..... eventually the temptation got the better of him and even though he didn't get a hole in one, he loved the experience and managed to hit the pontoon about half a dozen times (you get an extra ball free, each time you hit the pontoon.)

There are three holes on the pontoon with different degrees of difficulty and prizes on offer. It's very interesting to know that a hole-in-one is achieved, on average, every two weeks, so it's not as remote a possibility to win as we first thought.

It's beautiful location on the edge of the lake, it's close proximity to the main shopping centre and its friendly staff, make this a memorable holiday experience.

Visited August 2013
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