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“Had fun trying!”

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge
Ranked #24 of 55 Outdoor Activities in Taupo
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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.
Adelaide
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Had fun trying!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband enjoyed the challenge twice during our stay in Taupo. He hit the pontoon 14 times over the two days, so his pride was intact and he received a free ball each time. The kids were so proud of him, especially as the crowd watching cheered when he got close a few times. He doesn't recommend the 'longest drive' challenge as the mat wasn't wide enough for him to get a proper stance. The backdrop of the lake was stunning.

Visited January 2014
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Hamilton
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“Nearly Had It”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Good fun, bit expensive, $20 for 25 balls, wouldn't say that if i won the prize though :). Great that when you hit the island you get another ball. Good for all ages. Have to hit bout 100m though

Visited January 2014
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Matamata, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Give it a go!”
Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

My partner is a keen golfer and accepted this challenge, no luck on his part however. Choose a lovely day with the right wind direction and you might have better luck!

Visited December 2013
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Peter B, Owner at Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Cheers. Please make yourself known to us when you come back we may have a wee surprise for you.
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must do for the novelty factor”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Hit the green, even hit the pin....but never a chance of holing out. A reload for every time you hit the green makes it ok value for those who play a bit of golf. Good fun.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Hole in None”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pretty much impossible unless you hole it straight in - as landing no the green will bounce off. Rather expensive, but something I just had to do whilst passing by.

Visited November 2012
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