Excitement is mounting for GemLife Woodend’s much-anticipated lakeside country club following the recent completion of the building’s roof.
Construction is powering ahead with the installation of windows already underway and the internal fit-out due to begin shortly.
GemLife Director and CEO Adrian Puljich said the luxurious country club would offer something to suit all tastes, creating a welcoming, stylish space for relaxing, socialising or keeping fit.
Thoughtfully designed to harmoniously blend with its picturesque rural setting, the single-storey country club will be home to an extensive array of facilities for residents from the sporting and fitness-oriented to the creative and social. Facilities will include a gym, sauna, heated indoor pool and spa, golf simulator, ten-pin bowling alley, floodlit tennis court, covered bowling green, gold class style cinema, hairdressing salon and beauty parlour, library, arts and crafts room, music room, games and entertainment room, ballroom, bar and coffee lounge, commercial-grade kitchen, and even a wine room.
The design of the country club will reflect the unique charm of the Woodend area and complement the natural beauty of its setting.
“Our talented interior design team has taken inspiration from Woodend’s immediate surrounds to create a community facility that takes advantage of its serene lakeside location,” Adrian said.
“For example, residents will be able to relax on the country club’s wide deck and enjoy peaceful lake views all year round thanks to overhead outdoor heating,” he said.
“A guiding principle has been to make the space feel welcoming and inviting, like an extension of one’s own home. It will feature natural colours inspired by the surrounding landscape, as well as lots of layering of textures to create warmth, ambience and a mountain-lodge feel.”
GemLife’s country clubs are central to the company’s philosophy of creating active, vibrant communities for ultimate wellbeing, forming an integral component to the overall masterplan of each of GemLife’s gated over-50s resorts.
“As well as providing incredible premium facilities for residents, the Woodend country club will form a community hub, giving residents a place to come together and socialise and connect with like-minded neighbours,” Adrian said.
“It’s exciting to see Woodend’s country club coming together and I look forward to sharing more details about this beautiful facility as construction progresses.”