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History

The inception of Waitakere Golf Club goes way back to 1876. The land on which our course stands was owned & farmed by two
families.

The Walter Sisam family farmed an area which takes in most of the first nine holes while the William Meikle family farmed an area
covering the majority of the back nine.

The Sisam family built their first homestead in the paddock next to our second fairway which is now deemed the horse paddock. They
proceeded to build two more homes, one around the third tee area & the last in 1909 at the back of the 9th tee, about where the ranger's house is today.

The William Meikle family homestead was built above the 16th tee where we now have our water tank.

Both families owned & farmed cattle through to 1925. It was then the council bought both properties as a Regional Park. It was agreed that they both could continue farming and leasing the land, which they did until 1940.

Waitakere Golf Club was first registered in 1948 and has a colourful history that started at Bastion Point in 1936 as the Orakei Golf Club.

In 1942 the NZ Army was given the land at Bastion Point and the club had to look for another venue to play golf. The Committee at the time decided they would continue as Orakei Golf Club but play at Chamberlain Park. In 1947 a group of members got together with the Committee and approached the Waitakere City Council to lease some land. They were able to negotiate a long term lease on the land we currently occupy. The lease was signed in July 1948 to run from the 1st of January 1948.

On the 20th February 1948 the Orakei Golf Club changed its name to the "Waitakere Golf Club". 

Waitakere Golf Club is situated only 30min from the city centre. It is
nestled amongst truely magnificent native bush surrounds in the renowned Waitakere Ranges and is adjacent to the Cascades Kauri Park Reserve.

The golf course has been developed with little or no change to the natural landscape with breathtaking views of some of NZ's well known native bush.

The course is only 5140 metres long but this belies the challenge it presents.
Once you visit this haven it will leave many fond memories. Whether your golf is bad or just plain terrible, Waitakere can't be faulted as a venue of pure pleasure.