Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course) Est. 1928

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Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course): Located next to the lakeside holiday resort of Taupo, this is a wonderfully natural and well layed-out parkland course. Although you won't see Lake Taupo from the course, the surrounding rural countryside provides some very pleasant views, as and when you can look beyond the tree-lined fairways, where tall eucalyptus and pines are interspersed with smaller trees of many varieties. On the back-nine things become more open, so much so that the final few holes occupy an almost moorland environment. On the 15th hole a fumerole (short-pipe) gives vent to some thermal activity (rising steam) - never far away in these parts. The course is relatively easy to walk; there are some pleasant undulations but never anything too onerous. Modest bunkering gives some good opportunities to bump and run your approach shots onto the greens. Try to get as close to the pin as possible - these are slowish greens to putt on.

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Making Contact

Taupo Golf Club
32 Centennial Drive,
Taupo, Waikato 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)7 378 6933
Pro Shop   +64 (0)7 378 6933
Fax

  +64 (0)7 378 6932

Email   info@taupogolf.co.nz
Website   www.taupogolf.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
James Morgan (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: The Centennial course dates from 1973; the Tauhara course from 1931.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6313 6025 5527
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 72.3 70.6 73.9
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Tauhara course (5667 metres). The easier Tauhara course, Taupo Golf Club's original course, dates from 1931 as a 9-hole layout, which was extended to 18 in 1954.
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How2Get There?

2 km NE of Taupo centre
From Hwy 1 at the northern end of Taupo town centre, turn into Spa Road, heading east. Follow Spa Road (which becomes Centennial Drive) and after 1.5 km golf is on your right (about 200 metres after AC Thermal Baths). 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Auckland.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes (for Centennial course): NZ$60. Reduced NZ Golf affiliated rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Lake Taupo is one of New Zealand's busiest outdoor recreation areas, where every imaginable watersport is provided for on the large and impressive lake. The much visited Huka Falls are just north of Taupo and geo-thermal baths and spas can be found throughout this area.

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Location

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Latitude: (-38.677687)
Longitude: (176.100315)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Millenium Hotel & Resort 4 / 5-star
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo
+64 (0)7 378 5110
www.millenniumhotels.co.nz



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Taupo; Wairakei Intl.
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Chantilly's Motor Lodge 4-star
112 Tamamutu Street, Lake Taupo
+64 (0)7 376 5720
www.chantillys.co.nz



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