The Golf Fore Women program at Windaroo Lakes has made it to the finals for the Visionary of the Year Award and now we need your help!
Voting is now open and we would love the support from our members and community to give this program the recognition it deserves.
Happy New Year everyone.
Storm season is here and we had 117mm of rain for the month of December, bringing us to 746mm for 2023.
The average rainfall in Brisbane is 1,200mm over the last 5 years, so this is the roller coaster that we've had.
2023 - 746mm
2022 - 1,917.5mm
2021 - 1,498mm
2020 - 1,345.5mm
2019 - 647mm
Thankfully we've avoided any major damage from the recent storms and we hope those affected recover quickly.
The golf course is in great shape going into next year (once the rain stops and the water drains) thanks to the awesome work put in by our team of staff and volunteers.
Stay safe and happy golfing 
The 2023 Windaroo Lakes Open drew a capacity field with an influx of top golfers from around the area vying for the Open Trophy. With that said, it was Local Jamie Pitt taking out the day with a great score of 75, well done Jamie great work!
A grade
Overall Gross winner – Jamie Pitt 75 Callaway Driver
Winner Nett – Todd Smith Net 71 Logo Shirt, Logo hat
Runner Up Nett – Dylan Buttigieg 74 nett pro v 1x doz
Winner Gross – Craig Mitchell 76 Golf bag
Runner Up gross – Jaydon Curline 76 Adidas Shoes
B Grade
Winner Gross – Alan Flower 77 Golf Bag
Runner Up Gross – Brendan Spann 81 Adidas shoes
Winner Nett – Shane Harrison 68 nett Logo shirt, Logo Hat
Runner up – Ben Aldons 73 nett pro v 1x doz
C Grade
Winner Gross – Fred Reid 86 Golf Bag
Runner Up Gross – Scott Matthews 90 Adidas Shoes
Winner Nett – Jake Mumberson 71 nett Logo Shirt, logo Hat
Runner Up Nett – Mark Lloyd 71 nett pro v 1x doz
Gross Winner – Janet Plews 100 Golf Bag
Gross Runner Up – Cheryl Bird 103 Adidas Shoes
Winner Nett – Anna Cash Tobin 78 nett Logo Shirt, logo Hat
5th – Cory Smith Pro v 1 x sleeve
7th - James Bird Pro v 1 x sleeve
11th - Ethan Duff - Pro v 1 x sleeve
15th - Dane Casey -Pro v 1 x sleeve

Two teams from Windaroo recently dominated the International Pairs Championships in Portugal. Geoff McLean and Jimmy Allen secured the national Men's title, while Tracey Kelly and Anna Marie Cash-Tobin claimed victory in the Women's category.

The teams enjoyed an expenses-covered trip to Portugal, resulting in an unforgettable experience filled with competitive spirit and camaraderie.

The entire Windaroo community celebrates their remarkable achievements and looks forward to more victories in the future. Cheers to the Windaroo Wombats and their stellar representation at the International Pairs Championships!

What an amazing turnout for our annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser hosted by Janine Barney from Golf Fore Women. 

80 women, close to $2,400 raised for Breast Cancer research and a lot of fun and laughter. Clearly, another successful Chip & Sip!
Congratulations Janine for another sell-out event! It is clear that what you are doing for women's golf is next level.
A HUGE congratulations to International Pairs National champions - Geoff McLean and Jimmy Allen, the Men's winners, and Tracey Kelly and Anne Marie Tobin, the Women's winners!
After an amazing day yesterday, winning their division, they are now set to take on Portugal in the international final, all expenses paid!
Join us in wishing them the best of luck and some unforgettable golfing moments in Portugal next month.
Only 45.5mm of rainfall occurred in September, bringing the total for the year to 484mm. It’s hard to believe that this time last year we had over 1,700mm, that’s a crazy difference.
Congratulations to all the winners in the club champs over all rounds in those tough and windy conditions.
Thanks to all our volunteers who not only helped mow but also took charge of those odd tasks we don't often have time to do, taking the course to a whole new level! Our hazard pegs, out-of-bounds pegs and wooden barriers are getting a refreshing coat of paint. Whilst this work was getting done, June took it upon herself to weed, replant and mulch the gardens surrounding the pump station. I personally think it looks awesome.
The course is looking good, with only a week to go until the PGA Associate Championship.
Finally, just a reminder that our annual renovations and Greenkeepers Revenge is this month and I can’t wait... we have some surprises in store for you all.
Stay hydrated & happy golfing.
We are incredibly excited to announce that our Junior Golf Program has been shortlisted as a finalist for the PGA Junior Golf Program of the Year Award in 2023.
A huge congratulations to our wonderful coaches, parents, Junior Committee members, and, of course, our juniors for making this program such a great one.
Along with this nomination, Janine Barney has been selected as a finalist for the PGA Queensland Coach of the Year (Game Development).
I'm sure many of you are aware of the amazing things Janine has been doing to introduce more people, in particular women, to this sport. Her Golf Fore Women program sees an incredible number of new golfers join in each week, and our women's membership has never been so high. We are honoured to have her work so hard to grow this sport and our community.
Please join us in giving her a big thank you and congratulations.
The winners will be announced at the Queensland Golf Industry Awards Night at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
Congratulations and thank you to all the players who competed in the championships this year.
The 2023 Windaroo Lakes Club Champion is Nathan Baker. Nathan fired rounds of 73,73,71,71 for a total of 288 even par to win.
The full list of winners is below:
Men's A grade
Winner (gross) – Nathan Baker 73, 73, 71, 71 288 total.
Runner Up (gross) – James Zappelli 300
Winner (nett) – David Royston 288
Runner Up (nett) – David Duncan 290
Men's B grade
Winner (gross) – James Murray 340
Runner Up (gross) – Mark Ronaldson 343
Winner (nett) – Leo Stack 289
Runner Up (nett) – Nick De Giusti 289
Men's C grade
Winner (gross) – Justin Wilkinson 371
Runner Up (gross) – Sam Alexander 379
Winner (nett) – Sam Alexander 283
Runner Up (nett) – Mark Simpson 289
Winner (gross) – Jasmine Finlay 160
Runner Up (gross) – Judith McLachlan 185
Winner (nett) – Lynne Morrissey 146
Runner Up (nett) - Siena Travers Jones 150
Winner (gross) – Lucas Bird 156
Runner Up (gross) – Ryan Argue 170
Only 14.5mm of rainfall occurred in August, bringing the total for the year to 438.5mm. The outer areas are very dry now, beyond the reach of irrigation, causing golf balls to roll even further into the penalty areas.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Windaroo Cup. The course was impeccably maintained and the greens were smooth, rolling at an impressive 11ft on the stimp meter. You may have noticed our newly acquired electric roller, which was put to use in the lead-up to the Windaroo Cup. This roller is a valuable addition to the club, and the team is enthusiastic about utilizing it.
With the soil temperatures warming up, we have resumed our regular practice of verti-cutting and dusting the greens. Verti-cutting not only facilitates moisture penetration to the roots but also aids in reducing insect infestations and disease.
As we gear up for these upcoming major competitions, we kindly request all members and guests to avoid practising near the black tee markers to allow the tees sufficient time to recover.
Good luck to all the competitors that are playing in the Club Champs, the course is in great shape thanks to the hard work of our staff and volunteers.
Thank you to all players who participated, we wish to congratulate Marcus Broadfoot on winning the 2023 Windaroo Cup. Very well played a very deserving champion.
See the results below for all divisions. Well done to all the winners.
Windaroo Cup Champion: Marcus Broadfoot
Gross Division 1 Champion: Marcus Broadfoot
Gross Division 1 Runner-up: Jack Khan
Gross Division 2 Champion: Wayne Mackey
Gross Division 2 Runner-up: Craig Harper
Gross Ladies Champion: Zali Crouch
Gross Ladies Runner-up: Judith McLachlan
Nett Division 1 Winner: Rodney McMahon
Nett Division 1 Runner-up: Todd Smith
Nett Division 2 Winner: Mark Lloyd 
Nett Division 2 Runner-up: Harrison Smith
Nett Ladies Winner: Sue White
Nett Ladies Runner-up: Keryn Ellmers

So, what went down on Sunday at the Windaroo Majors 2023? Well, let us spill the golf beans! It was a day of top-notch golf and some sweet victories, all thanks to the awesome folks at Callaway Golf who made it happen. The weather? Perfect. The golf? Even better. Here's the lowdown on how it all went down.

As the day rolled on, we saw golfers of all stripes bring their A-game to the course. But one player had that extra something special in his swing. Brett Gant, after a stellar run on the back nine, emerged as the winner, earning the Windaroo Majors Jacket. Brett also walked away with a Custom Fitting Callaway Paradym Driver.

Not to be overshadowed, Joe Amiet secured the second spot, while Mitch Conradi took the third position, rounding out the podium in style.

Here are the daily results:

  • Winner: Joe Amiet, scoring 40 points, landed a Callaway Golf Bag.
  • Runner-Up: Mitchell Conradi, also with 40 points, bagged Adidas Shoes and a Callaway Hat.
  • Third Place: Brett Gant, with 38 points, pocketed a Callaway Chrome Soft Dozen and Hat.
  • Fourth Place: Bernie Sheehan, another 38-pointer, took home a Callaway Chrome Soft Dozen and Glove.
  • Fifth Place: Jeff Ridley, also with 38 points, snagged a Callaway Chrome Soft and Callaway Hat.

And let's not forget the golfers who rocked the course with their skills. There was a special shoutout for those who scored 35 points or more – kudos, champs!

Big props to the players who aced the nearest-to-the-pin (NTP) challenges:

  • 5th Hole: Brad Zappelli hit the bullseye and scored 6 Callaway Chrome Soft balls.
  • 7th Hole: Craig Davidson nailed it and walked away with 6 Callaway Chrome Soft balls.
  • 11th Hole: Jaydon Curline brought the precision and claimed 6 Callaway Chrome Soft balls.
  • 15th Hole: Ben Aldons wowed us with his shot, grabbing 6 Callaway Chrome Soft balls.

We want to give a massive shoutout to Chris Crooks from Callaway Golf for making the entire series possible.

Exciting times at Windaroo Lakes as we hosted the PGA’s Women’s Golf Network event.
35 women had the chance to learn from the best, our country’s leading PGA female Professionals. Lee Harrington, Hannah Mason, Virginia Irwin, Stacey Edwards and our very own Janine Barney led the way, guiding the participants through fundamental skills, chipping, and putting clinics. Then it was out onto the course for some extra hands-on coaching.
They enjoyed a delicious lunch whilst hearing from our two panelists, Janine, who spoke about how Golf Fore Women came to fruition and also Karen Lunn, former British Open winner and CEO of the WPGA Tour of Australasia.
The feedback from the day has been absolutely overwhelming, and we're super proud to have been part of such a great event.
We are incredibly excited to be announced as April's Visionary of the Year.
This was awarded by Golf Australia, "for the exceptional way women are nurtured into the club."
The overall Visionary of the Year will be voted upon and announced towards the end of the year.
A big thank you must go to our members and our community who help make the club the great place that it is, as well as to our dedicated staff, in particular Janine for all your work in growing our women's membership.
Golf Australia has written a great article about our women's program if you wish to have a read. 
We are extremely excited to announce that Windaroo Lakes Golf Club has been approved as an official R&A Women in Golf Charter Signatory.
This charter is in line with Golf Australia's Women and Girls' Engagement Plan, which aims to inspire and encourage women and girls to participate in golf, create a welcoming environment, and empower them to achieve their goals.
We are proud to be one of the first clubs in Queensland to receive this approval, and extend our heartfelt appreciation to our members and community for fostering a supportive environment for everyone.
We would like to give special recognition to our Women's Coordinator, Janine Barney whose Golf Fore Women program has been at the forefront of promoting women's golf. Her passion and innovation have led to record numbers of women taking up the sport at Windaroo Lakes, which we are sure has been noticed by many at the club and in the wider industry.
The Women and Girls' Engagement Plan

The Women and Girls’ Engagement Plan is playing a critical role in increasing leadership & participation in golf in Australia through five key areas of the game, that align with Australian Golf’s National Strategy:

  1. Telling our story better
  2. Attracting new Golfers
  3. Increasing our Core
  4. Attracting New Fans and Growing Revenue
  5. Working together
Windaroo Lakes Golf Club acknowledges the important role community golf clubs will play in transforming our sport into one that is highly engaging, accessible, and fully inclusive for women and girls. We are committed to supporting this initiative and driving the growth of golf in our community.

Windaroo Lakes Golf Club officially supports Golf Australia’s Women and Girls’ Engagement Plan and commits to participating in national initiatives designed to increase the engagement of women and girls in golf.

PGA Scramble Update.
They came, they saw and they conquered (the Club and State Final)!
Our Windaroo Wombats headed to Robina recently and in what can only be described by the men themselves as near apocalyptic conditions, (a touch of rain some may say) they managed to shoot an incredible and RECORD low score of 57.3 with Tanner assisting.
Even more remarkable was our Head Pro Tanner battling an arm injury, which was caused by opening a jar of Pickles that morning (May not be entirely accurate info).
Please join us in wishing these boys well as they head to Sanctuary Cove this week for the National Final and vie to be National Champions. Lads, I only hope that you have more of them outstanding shirts ready for the Champions Photo.
Play Well and enjoy the week.

Another fantastic turnout for our annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser Chip & Sip with 72 players, most beginners, giving golf a go.

The women showed their support by dressing in pink and raising over $1350 to donate. 

A huge shoutout must go to Janine Barney for developing this super successful event as well as to the women who supported and took part. 

Also, thank you to Callaway and PGA Australia for the raffle donations. 

Club Championships 2022 Results
Congrats to all of our Champions!
The men fought it out over 4 rounds of stroke play, it wasn’t for the faint hearted, a tough test each round culminating with a final round in near perfect conditions today.
Our Ladies played 2 rounds this weekend as did our Juniors. These were closely contested and we are pleased to announce our champions are as below:
A Grade Champion: Nathan Baker 281
B Grade Champion: Troy Kohn 333
C Grade Champion: Graham Eglington 362
Ladies Champion: Tiyara Samarartarne 178
Junior Boys Champion: Lucas Bird 182
Junior Girls Champion: Tiyara Samarartarne 178
Windaroo Lakes Bar & Grill Job Opportunities
Due to an exciting amount of growth in our business, we are expanding our team.
We are looking for a BAR SUPERVISOR, a CHEF and CASUAL BAR & RESTURANT staff to join our team here at Windaroo Lakes.
- Full-time and casual positions available
- Flexible roster
- Experience in position desirable
If you are keen to work at a fun and busy local restaurant and bar, we would love to hear from you.
Please email your CV and a cover letter to
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We look forward to hearing from you!

A fantastically presented course over 2 days proved in the end to be a stern test for our players. 

Day 1 saw blue skies and hardly a breath of wind, perfect for scoring. However, day 2 was a different story, cooler temps and big gusts picking up as the afternoon went on, provided a much tougher test.

With that being the case, it went down to the final few holes in all Divisions and we have now crowned our overall champion as well as our Divisional and Ladies winners.

Windaroo Cup Champion: Nathan Baker


Gross Div 1 Champion: Nathan Baker

Gross Div 1 Runner Up: Craig Mitchell

Gross Div 2 Champion: Lucas Bird

Gross Div 2 Runner Up: Scott Bowden

Gross Ladies Champion: Judith McLachlan
Gross Ladies Runner Up: Sandra Hanson


Nett Div 1 Winner: Dean Temple
Nett Div 1 Runner Up: Pete Sturmer

Nett Div 2 Winner: Leo Stack

Nett Div 2 Runner Up: Tim O'Connor

Nett Ladies Winner: Wendy Child
Nett Ladies Runner Up: Lynda Simonds

Congratulations to the team of Nikki Taylor, Narelle Duncan, Kara Perandis and Stephanie Lelliott who will represent Windaroo Lakes in the regionals. 

They scored 62.125, with runners up, Michelle Blanchard, Marg Walford, Rachel Hunt and Lindy Armsden scoring 63.125.


5th Carol Cumming

7th Rachel Hunt

11th Lindy Armsden

15th Rachel Hunt

18th Bev Garvey

Awesome work ladies! 

Thank you to Nikki Taylor from the Dent Doctors for your ongoing sponsorship, this is greatly appreciated by the club and ladies.

A huge congratulations to Jay Colling on winning the Green Jacket for 2022.

Playing all 4 rounds he had the lead into the final event.

Jay narrowly beat final round playing partner Adrian MacDonald, with the overall points of 147. 

Well Done Jay, a very deserving winner.

In trying conditions we had in excess of 200 players take on Windaroo Lakes.
They copped heavy rain, showers, cyclonic winds and icy temperatures but they all finished in around five hours.
AM Amateurs Results
1st Lina Kim - TM Putter 39 points
2nd Peter Sturmer - TM Golf Bag 38 points
3rd Nick Price (Virginia) - Adidas Golf Shoes 36 points
Teams Event - Peter Sturmer, David Duncan, Jason McWilliams
Balls in the rundown went to 32 points on a countback
PM Amateurs Results
1st Prize Cori Fisher - TM Stealth Driver 40 points
2nd Alan Flower - TM Putter 39 points
3rd William Hasenkam - TM Golf Bag 38 points countback
4th Mike Rosentreter - Adidas Golf Shoes 38 points
Teams Event - Todd Smith, Ned Hartz, Tanner Jackson
Balls in the rundown went to 34 points on a countback
Long Drive
Men – Ned Hartz
Ladies – Jasmine Finlay
Professional Results
1st Deyen Lawson -5
1st Doug Klein -5

A huge congratulations to our Windaroo Ladies Bronze Pennants team who have won this years competition.

On Sunday 19th of June they went to Meadowbrook and defeated McLeod Golf Club 3.5-1.5 in the final to capture the flag.