Our History

In 1969 Major George Bennett, Camp Commandant of Trentham Army Camp asked two of his staff, Gordon Leighton and Jack Crawford to form a golf committee. The land available was swampy in places and overgrown with tussock and bullrushes.  In essence this was the beginning of the Trentham Camp Golf Club. From swamp and tussock, six greens were carved out of the scrub. Over the ensuing years sheep were cleared from the course, drains were established and greens and fairways were developed until finally in 1981, the last four holes were completed turning the course into an 18 hole facility.

The Club was established under the voluntary effort and generosity of members and their families. It took many working bees and many fundraising activities to provide the marvellous facility that we have today. The Club provides an environment for all the community to enjoy with an active membership and where visitors and new members are always welcome.

 What We Offer

A relatively flat par 71 course with tree lined fairways, water hazards and where nature abounds with Tui, Kereru and other wild life bordering the course. Our course shares space with other community groups like the Trentham Archery Club, Heretaunga Pistol Club, Trentham Rifle Range and the Wellington Model Aeroplane Club. All this just a 30 minute drive from the Wellington CBD.

 

Executive Committee;

President: To'omaga Mike LeToa
Vice President: Carol Antipas
Secretary: Denis Dawson
Treasurer: Ken Jones
Club Captain: Mike Jensen
Vice Club Captain: Gavin Honey
Ladies Captain: Marlene Wilkinson

Non-Executive;

Colin Rigby (Players Delegate)

Match Committee;

Chair: Gavin Honey

Members: Brett Watts, John Fahey, Marlene Wilkinson, Mike Jensen, Murray Dixon, Murray Sutton, To'omaga Mike LeToa.

 

Life Members;

1974 - Gordon Leighton

1979 - M Meads

1980 - George Bennett

1981 - Roy Adamson

1983 - Don Meads

1984 - Ian Smith

1992 - Ann McCauley, Graham McPhie

1994 - Bob Lendrum

1995 - Kevin Fenton, R Green

1997 - Kevin Watts, N M Orr

2001 - Kerry Fenton

2007 - Brain Clamp, Carol Adamson, Margaret Whaley

2017 - Richard Donaldson

 

Website was kindly sponsored by life member Richard Donaldson.