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In 1965, three local businessmen and good friends, Louis Nazzaro, Russ DiFranco and Nick Nerich, shared a dream: to create "a place of complete enjoyment and relaxation for you and your children, and a place where you will be proud to entertain your guests." Their vision of a "little club in the country" began to take shape in 1966 when they purchased the Costello farm and created the Redding Country Club Holding Corporation. 
 
The 46 investors in The Holding Corporation included Redding residents, along with notables such as actress Carmen Mathews, bandleader Enoch Light and industrial designer Francesco Gianninoto.

After hiring course architects Ryder & Carlson (Morefar, Richter Park, Salem Golf Course), 1967-68 saw the construction of the original 9 holes, 2 tennis courts and a swimming pool. The first Tournament at Redding was held on Labor Day weekend in September of 1968. Only 4 holes were playable at the time, leading to what continues to be an RCC tradition: The 4 Hole Open.

By 1969, the 9-hole course opened for play. In 1973 a 13-year-old named Bob Tway won the Men's Club Championship. Thirteen years later, Tway won the 1986 PGA Championship.

In 1976, the original Holding Corporation was unwound and its members purchased The Redding Country Club.

As the club membership grew throughout the 70s, RCC hired golf architect Rees Jones (Old Chatham, Pinehurst #7, Torrey Pines 2001 Reconstruction), son of legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, to transform the original 9 holes into a unique and challenging 18-hole layout. Taking advantage of the natural streams and ponds, Jones incorporated precipitous elevation changes to carve out a 6277-yard course that proves the adage, "Don't judge a course by its length." 

As the 20th Century ended, so did most of the original clubhouse. In 1999, the clubhouse was stripped to its skeleton and rebuilt while maintaining the core and style of the original colonial farmhouse. 

In this century, the golf course has seen major enhancements: all the greens were given dramatic new surrounds; the bunkers were rebuilt and "rescued"; new tees have stretched the course to 6355 yards. In 2013, a 70-yard short-game area with a green and bunkers was opened to augment the existing driving range and practice green.

2013 also delivered a brand new pool complex, which added a full-service snack bar and new dining area, the Poolside Café, with sunset views of the course. In fact, there is no better spot to take in our "club in the country."

2019 brings new and exciting renovations and construction. Come spring, the Clubhouse, grounds, and course will see renovations and improvements. We look to break ground in the Fall to build a new Outdoor Bar and Grill.

 

 
Aerial view of the club facilities taken in 2012 prior to the new pool and short-game practice area constuction.