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Friends of Redwood

There is always a human story behind the history and development of Redwood Park Golf club.


One can go as far back as 1923 when Arnie Robertson bought 70 acres of land to create a tourist camp and picnic grounds, known as Redwood Park. The Redwoods being a legacy of the US army training ground, where seeds were stowed away in their kitbags while they were here training for both world wars – these are the source of the Redwoods we golf around today.

The area slowly morphed into a well-established recreation spot for Aucklanders and tourists, with many of Auckland older generations remembering the train ride out to Swanson for Christmas parties music concerts and fun.

The site included 3 filtered swimming pools, two tennis courts, miniature golf, running tracks, band rotunda and miniature railways. In 1970 the Redwood Park Country Club was formed and this today is the present Redwood Park golf club Inc.


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This legacy must be preserved for generations to come and in light of that aim, we have established a long-term endowment fund. Any member or interested party who cares about our golf club can contribute to the “FRIENDS OF REDWOOD Endowment Fund”.

This fund being established under the Auckland Foundation act in 2022.

From very small to very large donations, Individuals, companies, trusts may contribute – every little or large will have an impact.

The funds’ purpose is to generate income and reserves to preserve the club and minimise the impact of escalating costs as a growing burden on membership fees.

This fund will ensure and guarantee that the golf club retain a sound financial base going into its next 50 years.



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