2024 Taupō Classic presented by Cosana
Time and Location
27 Jan 2024, 8:00 am – 29 Jan 2024, 5:30 pm
Spa Park, Taupō, New Zealand.
About the Event
Taupō Disc Golf are very proud to announce details of the '2024 Taupō Classic presented by Cosana'. This three-day event is the first tournament of the 2024 Tour Down Under and sanctioned by both the PDGA (B-Tier) and NZDG (50 pointer). It will offer an estimated $10,000 pro purse.
Taking place at the world class Spa Park, this 54-hole* event is limited to 150 competitors and will feature the most challenging layout we have ever presented. This is our club's premier tournament, and we are targeting top level players from across both New Zealand and overseas. Registration is still currently open.
This Taupō Classic will be played over the weekend prior to the NZ National Championships. If you are travelling to them, Taupō is only 3hrs by road, so why not come a few days early and play both!
All divisions (except FA2 and MA3): 3x 18 hole rounds (same layout) over three days, tee time start.
FA2 and MA3: 2x 18 hole rounds (Blue layout) over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday).
Group 1: MPO, FPO, MP40, MA1 (Gold layout). Par 61, 2404m.
Group 2: FA1, MA40, FA40, MA2, FA2, MA3 (Blue layout). Par 64, 2232m.
All Am entries will receive a player pack. This will have a range of goodies including a tournament disc and a K's Kitchen lunch voucher for use on Monday.
Please note that FA2 and MA3 entry does not include a lunch voucher as we were only able to secure the food truck on site for the Monday, which is after the 2 day event has finished. The FA2 and MA3 entry fee has been reduced accordingly.
UDisc course profile for Spa Park: www.udisc.com/courses/spa-park-x1cC
The event Caddy Book, which includes course conditions, a venue map, layout summaries, hole graphics and notes, can be downloaded below:
Our tournament's lead sponsors are the amazing team at Cosana ... global leaders in Manuka Honey Products. www.cosananewzealand.co.nz If you would like to help with this event (as a sponsor, volunteer, accommodation provider, or in some other way), we would love to hear from you.
Thursday, January 25, 2024
8:00pm Final cards/tee times for Round 1 announced.
Friday, January 26, 2024
8:00am - 8:30pm Practice day. The course (both gold and blue layouts) will be fully setup and available to play under tournament conditions.
3:00pm - 5:00pm $1,000 Invitational exhibition skins match. Five of the best and brightest personalities go head to head over 9 holes to take home early bragging rights and a fat stack of cash! A big gallery is expected for what should be a super fun and not to be missed warm up event! One wildcard spot up for grabs via raffle!
5:00pm - 6:00pm Check-In at Event HQ. All players can come and collect merch or vouchers they have ordered. Also, all Am players are welcome to collect their player packs. If you can't make it at this time, no worries, just come and collect it on Saturday.
6:00pm - 9:00pm Event dinner at Beehave Craft Meadery. Come down and hang out with the disc golf family, meet some of the touring pro's and soak up the pre-event buzz! Meal deal, details to be confirmed.
Saturday, January 27, 2024
8:00am - 5:30pm 'Day One' play. 18 holes, cards of four, TD draw, tee times from hole 1 at ten-minute intervals.
6:00pm - 9:30pm $1,500 'Hole in One' Party. Last year the ace didn't get hit so the prize has jackpotted! Join in on the fun and step up to take your chance to win! DJ, disc vendor stands, food trucks and good vibes (at Taupō Golf Club).
Sunday, January 28, 2024
8:00am - 5:30pm 'Day Two' play. 18 holes, cards of four, seeded within division, tee times from hole 1 at ten-minute intervals. *Final round for FA2 and MA3 divisions, followed by their prizegiving.
6.00pm - 8.00pm Float 'n Soak. The crystal-clear Waikato river and the stunning Otumuheke natural hot pools are right next to Spa Park. Join us in an epic local past-time - just what the body needs after a couple of big days playing disc golf! Bring your togs and towel and meet at Event HQ.
8.30pm - 10.30pm 'Glow Up Night Fris'. For those that can't get enough, the baskets will be lit up! Come join our local glow gurus for a fun safari tour of Spa. Meet at Event HQ (park outside gate as it gets locked at 8pm).
Monday, January 29, 2024
8:00am - 5:30pm 'Final Day' play. 18 holes (plus any required playoffs), cards of four, seeded within division, tee times from hole 1 at ten-minute intervals.
5:00pm - 5:30pm Event prize-giving, celebrations, acknowledgements and farewells.