To play and stay at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club is an unforgettable experience. The resort has an overpowering impact which is difficult to prepare for as it was designed to recall the early days of Kenya's aristocratic British pioneers and to compare with names like The Savoy, Claridges and Gleneagles. There is a little piece of each here at Windsor.
Some say the golf course is one of Africa's very best, designed by Tom Macauley to championship standard and length which threads through forest and coffee farms quite beautifully. There are well over seventy bunkers on the course plus attractive water features, all adding to a serious test of golf and, situated a mile above sea level allows even the shorter hitters to find another ten yards of length off the tee.
Situated between the Gatharaini River to the north and a large coffee plantation to the south, the course at Windsor is set out on pleasantly rolling terrain. Except for the opening and closing hole on each nine, the fairways are all tree-lined, with the next hole only ever revealed on arrival at the following tee. Mercifully, water is used sparingly as a hazard on the course and its most prominent appearance is found at the 420-yard 18th, which plays to a peninsula green.