70 Dumbreck Rd,
Pollok, Glasgow G41 4SN
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original designer unknown. In 1990s Dave Thomas designed six new holes, replacing six lost to the construction of the neighbouring M77 motorway.
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
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 (see our Encyclopaedia of Golf > Tournaments > by Venue > Haggs Castle).[*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].
11 Sherbrooke Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 4PG
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