The beautifully manicured fairways of Windross Farm Golf Course beckon all golfers, tempting them to enjoy the challenge of a distinctive new links-style golf course with a warm welcome and exceptional practice facilities and catering. This is why Windross Farm Golf Course has been selected by the experts at Luxury Lifestyle Awards as the winner of The Best Luxury Golf Club in Auckland, New Zealand.
Situated on New Zealand’s North Island just half an hour from Auckland’s central business district and easily accessible on the motorway, the course sits in a unique panoramic setting in 60 hectares of beautiful, unspoilt countryside. The testing links-style layout features man-made lakes and natural wetlands, strategically placed bunkers, and rugged fescue-covered mounds between holes. Undulating lush fairways and perfectly kept greens complete an extraordinary golfing experience that offers a good challenge to any keen golfer.
Four large lakes are linked with several streams that meander through the breathtakingly beautiful wetlands. And the course is beautifully maintained with a superb drainage situation which was taken into careful consideration on the construction of the course. This makes the course playable throughout the year, with an easy walking path winding its way through the holes.
Outstanding practice facilities provide plenty of opportunities for keen golfers to hone their short game. There are two putting greens, a chipping green surrounded by bunkers of myriad styles, closely mown fairways from which to practice approach shots and fescue rough to perfect rescue shots from. The driving range has eight fully covered wet weather bays with various practice targets and plenty of room for letting loose swing practice.
No golf club would be complete without a comfortable clubhouse housing a café and bar for refreshment and unwinding with friends. The stylish clubhouse at Windross Farm, offers a minimalist refuge for both before and after the game socializing and relaxation. And there are plenty of delicious options on the menu. For breakfast offerings to start the day, there’s a hearty choice to suit every taste including a full English, indulgent buttermilk pancakes and eggs Benedict.
The range of lunchtime treats inspired by food from around the world includes quesadillas, chorizo risotto, Moroccan lamb sliders and delicious corn fritters, to give just a taster. There’s also a range of quick snacks designed to be eaten on the go – including sandwich selections like salami, pickle, and Swiss cheese. And guests can enjoy a comprehensive beverage menu with a selection of sparkling juices, teas, coffees, and hot chocolates.
Windross Farm Golf Club continues to receive the highest of accolades from the knowledgeable golfing fraternity both in New Zealand and internationally. The flawless course makes for a challenging and enjoyable round of golf for players of all standards. Combine this with the breathtaking setting in lush green landscapes surrounded by tree-lined hills and the warmest of welcomes and this one-of-a-kind sporting venue is certainly a fabulous addition to the world of golf in New Zealand.
Article Photos from New Zealand Golf Digest