Haggs Castle Golf Club

Unrated course. Not yet visited by the Where2Golf Team.
   Haggs Castle Golf Club Est. 1910

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Haggs Castle Golf Club: Although now flanked by the M77 motorway on one side, Haggs Castle still provides a notable exception to the old adage that the best golf is always found in the most remote surroundings. The layout here is regarded by local golfers as one of the best to be found in and around the city of Glasgow. Set in the expansive Pollok Estate (together with two other golf clubs - Pollok and Cowglen), Haggs Castle provides a pleasant parkland golfing environment. The course sits on relatively flat terrain with only gentle slopes on a few holes. Raised greens are a characteristic of Haggs Castle and accuracy of approach shots is essential to scoring well. New planting complements the existing stock of mature trees, ensuring that golfers of all abilities are challenged and tested - as many top professionals have been over the years (Haggs Castle regularly hosted European Tour events in the mid-1980's). During the 1990’s the construction of the M77 motorway entailed the loss of some ground and six new holes were created to redress the balance. Dogleg holes and positional play are de rigueur here and on the new stretch (the 4th to the 9th) even the two straighter par 4’s (5th and 6th) require some positional thinking from the tee. The signature hole, ‘The Avenue’, is a long par-4 of 426 yards, which doglegs right to left and requires a long shot between a tunnel of trees to a well bunkered two tier green.

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Haggs Castle Golf Club
70 Dumbreck Rd,
Pollok, Glasgow G41 4SN
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Office   +44 (0)141 427 1157
Pro Shop   +44 (0)141 427 3355

  +44 (0)141 427 1157

Email   secretary@haggscastlegolfclub.com
Website   www.haggscastlegolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
Campbell Elliott (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Original designer unknown. In 1990s Dave Thomas designed six new holes, replacing six lost to the construction of the neighbouring M77 motorway.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6426 5987 5565
Par 72 70 73
SSS or Slope 72 70 73
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How2Get There?

4 miles SW of Glasgow
From the centre of Glasgow take the M8 motorway towards Glasgow Airport. At exit 22 take the M77 motorway, direction Kilmarnock. Exit the M77 at junction 1 (B768 Pollokshields / Mosspark). At end of exit road turn left then immediately right into golf entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Established in 1910 the golf club occupies land that originally belonged to Sir John Stirling Maxwell and his family, and formed part of the Pollok Estate. Haggs Castle, a 16th century, round-towered castle, is located further north on the estate, and is now a private residence of 19-rooms. The golf course is located just a short distance from Pollok House (an impressive 18th century mansion house open to the public) and also to the world renowned Burrell Collection*. The original 9-holes here were contained in the area between the railway and Dumbreck Road and were later added to with a further 9-holes carved out of woodland at the far end of the course. Haggs Castle has hosted a number of European Tour and Scottish PGA events over the years. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
[*Burrell Collection : when Sir William and Lady Burrell, gifted this collection of over 9,000 works of art to Glasgow, the city acquired one of the greatest collections created by one person. William Burrell had been an art collector since his teens, and the collection is made up of a vast array of works of all periods and from all over the world].

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Latitude: (55.839293)
Longitude: (-4.309481)
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The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel 4-star
11 Sherbrooke Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 4PG
+44 (0)141 427 4227

The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel is a magnificent baronial building crafted in rich red sandstone and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. At the Sherbrooke, the accent is on traditional grace combined with modern efficiency. Less than one mile from Haggs Castle Golf Club.

Golf at this hotel No
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Crowne Plaza Glasgow 
Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT
+44 (0)870 443 1691

A modern and stylish hotel overlooking the River Clyde, with a direct link to the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC), Crowne Plaza Glasgow is an excellent choice for the business and leisure traveller. 283 air conditioned contemporary bedrooms and suites with wireless internet access.

Golf at this hotel No
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