The Waikato Gun Club was established in 1975 following the logical amalgamation of several local clubs whom had the foresight to recognise that Waikato Clay Target Shooters would be better served by a single multi discipline facility. The property is situated on fifty hectares, 5 kilometers from Hamilton City on Holland Road.
The club now has around 200 registered members and provides services to the New Zealand Clay Target Association and New Zealand Shooting Federation, in the form of running Secondary School, Provincial, Island, National, Oceania, and International Championship events. Currently, Waikato Clay Target Club grounds are designated as the National Training facility for Shotgun Sports along with being one of two National grounds.
Within the last two years, the Club was renamed the Waikato Clay Target Club Inc. (WCTC) to better reflect the activities conducted on the grounds.
The Clubs facilities include 12 DTL fields, 5 Skeet fields, 3 Ball Trap fields, 1 ISSF Trench Layout, 1 ISSF Double Trap Layout, 1 ISSF Skeet Layout, and various Sporting areas – all fields are automated. These layouts cater to all disciplines of clay target shooting.
The facility holds all the required consents to conduct the relevant activities of the Club.