37 Alfriston-Ardmore Rd,
Ardmore, Papakura, Auckland 2582
18 holes. Open links-style. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Open rural countryside and fruit farms.
Brett Thomson (of RBT Design) in collaboration with course consultant Phil Tataurangi.
8 km E of Manuwera / 38 km SE of Auckland.
Windross Farm Golf Course: This recent addition to the golfing scene around Auckland arrived at the behest of the members of the former Manukau Golf Club. When the members decided to sell their plot alongside the Pahurehure Inlet (it was transformed into a hi-density housing development), they opted for a move inland to a new course next to the small Ardmore Airport.
Laid out on a former potato field, this not overly long links-style layout offers a mix of flat and undulating terrain, several small man-made lakes and bearded rustic-looking bunkers. "Minimalism" and an understated philosophy drove the design of the course, as well as the clubhouse and other facilities.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Windross Farm is located just outside Manuwera, a major suburb of what is now called the Auckland "Super City". Manurewa (Maori for "drifting kite") is the home of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, which welcome over a million visitors a year.
2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 16th best course in New Zealand.
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