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Waikato players first to try new ‘Ice Age’ golf experience

Waikato players first to try new ‘Ice Age’ golf experience

L to R: Anton Lienert-Brown, Damian McKenzie, Brayden Mitchell, Hamish Fraser

Waikato rugby players, Anton Lienert-Brown, Damian McKenzie and Brayden Mitchell swapped the pitch for the green at the weekend, turning out to take the first putts on Hamilton’s new Ice Age themed mini golf course.

The 18-hole course offers a mini golf experience like no other and has already had hundreds of keen mini-golfers flooding in for school holiday fun since it opened last Saturday. It showcases revolutionary technology not seen anywhere else in the mini golf space within Australasia; utilising animatronic technology to create a unique and exciting entertainment option for all ages.

With three zones - ‘Black light’, ‘Ice’, and ‘Dinosaur’ mini-golfers navigate from hole to hole amongst incredibly life-like animated Mammoths, Woolly Rhinos, Irish Elks, Sabre Tooth Tigers and Dinosaurs that move and roar as you pass. There is also a resident cave man!

The entrepreneurs bringing this ground-breaking concept to Hamilton, and New Zealand, are kiwi brothers, Hamish and Ollie Fraser. The Gisborne born brothers own the Lilliputt brand which has two other courses in Auckland with a fourth venue under construction.

Ollie, a keen mini golfer, has well researched the design. “We are very excited to be the first on the scene in New Zealand with this technology. This course is truly the best mini golf experience in the country,” says Ollie.

Each of the Lilliputt courses has its own identity and delivers a bespoke experience. The Fraser brothers spent weeks designing and planning the course with a huge amount of attention to detail. All the props for the Hamilton site were custom made specifically.

The Ice Age centre is open 7 days from 10am – 9pm. Entry price is $15 for adults and $12 for children, seniors and students. A family pass is just $45.

Visit for more information about Ice Age and the other Lilliputt courses.


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