Pollok Golf Club is one of Scotland's finest private members' golf clubs located just minutes from Glasgow city centre, and since its foundation in 1892 has encouraged the best traditions and etiquette of golf. Pollok was remodelled by Dr Alister MacKenzie in the 1920s shortly before he moved to America where he designed Cypress Point and Augusta amongst many fine courses.
MacKenzie's design philosophy states that "a really great golf course must be a constant source of pleasure to the greatest possible number of players. It must require strategy in the
playing as well as skill. It must give the average player a fair chance and at the same time, it must require the utmost from the expert. All natural beauty should be
preserved, natural hazards should be utilized and artificiality should be minimized." More about MacKenzie and Pollok can be found at Pollok History.
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There can be no doubt that Pollok accords with this philosophy.
From the moment you arrive, the Club's tranquil beauty and quiet parkland setting allows your busy lifestyle to melt away. It is more than just a great golf course, it offers a warm, welcoming and convivial atmosphere and our in-house team ensure our guests have a memorable experience whenever they visit.
Pollok has earned an International reputation of being one of the best manicured and maintained inland courses in Scotland. Its history is deep in tradition and culture and its aim is to consistently achieve the highest standards of professionalism and hospitality in golf.
The golf course is laid out in the Pollok Estate, next door to the Internationally renowned Burrell Collection, with the White Cart Water meandering between the cordons of Ash, Beech, Elm and Chestnuts that are its boundaries. It is a true parkland course of 6,556 yards, with a par of 71 and a USGA slope rating of 125. The quality and speed of the greens leaves putting a pleasurable and satisfying experience.
Free roaming animals, including red deer, are less of a hazard but combine to leave a lasting impression of a parkland course maintained to the highest standards.