The club was founded in 1921 under the name “Springs Mines and West Springs Golf Club”. Originally a 9-hole golf course, it was extended to incorporate 18 playable holes in 1930, and later renamed “Pollak Park Golf Club” in honour of the late Major Pollak of the then funder, Anglo American Corporation.
The first captain of PPGC was Mr GH Moll, whose name is perpetuated by the larger than normal Bluegum tree planted by him approximately 50 meters ahead of the 18th tee box.
Ownership of Pollak Park Golf Club was handed over to the members by Anglo American Corporation in 1975 and the title to property effected in 2006.
The course underwent an extensive bunkering programme in 2005 in line with a design report commissioned from Mark Muller, and now boasts one of the premium tracks on the East Rand.
Predominantly lined with Bluegum trees, the course layout offers golfers a classic parkland challenge and was awarded Ekurhuleni course of the year in 2006.
Renowned for its excellent putting surfaces, warm hospitality and efficient service, Pollak Park is a great golfing and events destination for the East Rand and greater Johannesburg regions.
A truly premium golf experience
With well manicured and maintained grounds, your golfing experience will be something to remember.
Pollak Park participates in all leagues organised by the Ekurhuleni Golf Union and boasts strong players that compete for these titles. In order to build strong league players and teams we recognise that investing in the junior and development leagues provides a sound base that will carry these players into the future. In this regard, Pollak hosts several initiatives directed at the introduction to and development of junior and underprivileged golf, including golf clinics, training and exhibition games and so forth.
We also have a caddy program that looks after the well being of our caddies. The caddies that are interested in playing the game are given second hand clubs and balls and play on a Monday between themselves. These caddies receive training once a month which includes: rules of golf, course etiquette, general money skills and advice with regards to investments and loans.
We host Charity and Church golf days at a minimal fee to allow the institution an opportunity at raising substantial funds for a good worthy cause. The club assists in the setup of the competition, collection of greenfees and scorecards and provides the master of ceremonies for the prize-giving, leaving the organisation the opportunity to mingle with their supporters and sponsors for the day with nothing else to worry about.