Selecting the appropriate shot in the picturesque woodlands of the Pollok Estate, the visiting golfer could be forgiven for thinking that the lush fairways belonged to some remote rural environment, rather than a course only a ten minute drive south from the bustling city centre of Glasgow.
Pollok Golf Club, however, founded in 1892, enjoys a calm and tranquil setting laid out in the estate of Pollok House, close to the internationally renowned Burrell Collection. The White Cart Water meanders between the cordons of ash, beech and elm that are its boundaries. A true parkland course of 6,418 yards, with a par of 71, the holes are agreeably flat with subtle undulations making a choice of shot always available. Its main defences lie in the shape of each hole, sculpted between magnificent oaks, ash and chestnuts, with over seventy bunkers set to catch the errant shot. When the hole is safely negotiated however, the quality of the greens leaves putting a pleasurable and satisfying experience.
Squirrels and occasional red deer are less of a hazard but combine to leave a lasting impression of a memorable parkland course maintained to the highest standards.
Pollok aims to live up to the best traditions and etiquette of golf. While it is a private men’s Club, guests of members, both ladies and gentlemen, are made very welcome with some time restrictions.
Glasgow is an important visitor centre for both business and leisure travellers. Visitors, both ladies and gentlemen, whether individuals, groups or parties, will be made most welcome by the club providing that suitable arrangements are made in advance. Contact our Managing Secretary here
Cross the Kingston Bridge (South on M8). Turn onto the M77 (M8 junction 22). Leave the M77 at junction 2 and turn left onto Barrhead Road. Pollok is on the left after 0.5 miles.
Travel North on the M77 to junction 2. Straight through the exit roundabout and turn right after 200 yards into Barrhead Road. Pollok is on the left after 0.5 miles.