Cottrell Park Golf Club, The Mackintosh Course

Cardiff, Wales
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  • Parkland Course
  • Founded in 1996
  • Designed by MRM Sandown
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    Blue Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 6529 Yards
  • White Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 6313 Yards
  • Yellow Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 70
  • 6052 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 5201 Yards
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    Situated in historic parkland, Cottrell Park Golf Club is a magnificent setting for Golf and is home to two Championship 18 hole courses. The Mackintosh and The Button Gwinnett Course each offers a different challenge to all categories of Golfer.

    The Mackintosh course, is named after Alfred Donald Mackintosh, who resided at Cottrell during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

    At 6,529 yards off the blue tees, this challenging course has been designed around the original features of the rolling parkland. This course is not quite as technically demanding as the Button Gwinnett Course, but is significantly longer and testing in its own right.

    This championship course has been selected for a number of Welsh Golf Union and Welsh Ladies Golf Union events as well as County Matches, which is indeed a compliment to a course so young. The Mackintosh course will test golfers of all standards to the best of their abilities.

    The maturity of the parkland in which the course is set is one of the great advantages of the course. Unlike a lot of newer courses, where thousands of plantations have been created, here you will find an abundance of mature trees that you will have to successfully navigate around to ensure a good score.

    The first hole is possibly one of the best opening golf holes in Wales. The positioning of your drive is absolutely crucial to ensure you don't get blocked out behind the trees. After a successful drive it's still a long way to a green that is well defended by big bunkers.

    At 311 yards from the back tees, the seventh hole is driveable for the big boys. However the smart shot is to hit an iron to the corner of the dog leg, leaving a short pitch into the green, avoiding the line of tall trees and valley that sits between the tee and the green.

    The short par 4, eleventh hole is not as easy as it looks. A blind uphill drive requires you to aim left as tall trees encroach from the right. A good drive to the top of the hill should give you the chance of a short approach to the green which is downhill and slightly to the left.

    Contact Details
  • Cottrell Park Ltd, St Nicholas, Cardiff, CF5 6SJ
  • +44 (0)1446 781781
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • £30 Per Round Peak Season
  • £30 per Round Off Peak
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • £40 Per Round Peak Season
  • £40 per Round Off Peak
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  • Not Avaliable
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  • Visitors Welcome
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  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 24/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
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  • Floodlit Driving Range
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