With several golf courses of national and international championship standard, it’s no surprise the Great Lake Taupo region has a reputation as a prime golfing destination.

Kinloch Club, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Only 10 minutes from Whakaipo Lodge is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus designed course. The Kinloch Club was voted one of the Top 10 new golf courses in the world for 2007 by the prestigious US Travel & Leisure Golf magazine, making it the only course outside of North America to be included.

Check out Whakaipo Lodge's Premium Golf Package, including a round at the Kinloch Club

Wairakei International Golf Course

Set on 450 acres of natural countryside and only 15 minutes from the Lodge this course was voted the #1 course in New Zealand.
Other popular courses include Taupo Golf Club’s Centennial & Tauhara Golf Courses, Wairakei Resort’s 9-hole Golf Course and Kinloch Golf Club’s 10-hole country course.


Your hosts can assist with any arrangements, including bookings, transport and golf equipment.