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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 the 70 acre tourist camp and picnic grounds, known as Redwood Park.


The area slowly morphed into a well-established recreation spot for Aucklanders and tourists.


The site included 3 filtered swimming pools, two tennis courts, miniature golf, running tracks and miniature railways. In 1970 the Redwood Park Country Club was formed that then became the present Redwood Park golf club Inc.


This legacy must be preserved for generations to come and one of the ways would be to establish a long-term endowment fund. Any member or interested party who cares about our golf club can contribute to the FRIENDS OF REDWOOD fund. This fund was established under the Auckland Foundation in 2022.


Anyone can contribute, from very small to very large donations. Individuals, companies, trusts may contribute as it will all have an impact.


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The main purpose of the fund is to generate a long term reserve to add to the membership fees and other revenue generated. Escalating costs will develop a growing burden on membership fees. This fund will ensure and guarantee that the golf club retain a sound financial base.


FRIENDS OF REDWOOD would generate and leave a lasting legacy and ensure that the club and the community will benefit through the funds that will be available.

a) You can gift donations of any size, because every little bit helps, and all donations over $5 qualify for a tax rebate of up to 33.3% but up to the limit of your taxable income.

b) You may donate at any time; even now, by credit card or internet banking. Simply click the donate now button.

c) Donations may also be made by Direct Credit as a one-off donation. The most welcome way is to set up a regular automatic payment (Weekly or Monthly)

d) There is another way to secure a donation to our fund; that is to leave a legacy in your will.

There are many people that want to give something back to their community, or leave a bequest to their favourite cause. Gifts in wills, or bequests, are not just made by the rich and famous. In most cases these bequests are made by ordinary hard working people who want to make a difference in their community and other people’s lives. An important point to emphasize is by leaving a percentage of your estate or a specified sum in your will to the FRIENDS OF REDWOOD fund. It would make it an enduring legacy.


The Donation or bequest: Its impact.

All donations and bequests to FRIENDS OF REDWOOD are invested in endowment funds in perpetuity. Some of the investment income is retained to ensure that the donation fund grows in line with inflation and is not impacted by market fluctuations. The balance is then granted back to the Redwood Park Golf club.