Golf Events Feedback
Our aim is to delight all of our customers and we are pleased to detail some feedback below.
From Rhys Denley Jones, Caseys Cause Charity Golf Day –
Love the photos! Look at that sky, how lucky were we!?
Yes we had a great day thankyou and everyone was very complimentary about the venue and your team there, please pass on my thanks to them. We raised over £2.5k for Casey so we’re all really please with that
We’d be keen to look at returning next year on the same weekend if poss so I’ll be in touch later in the year
Rhys Denley Jones | General Manager”
From Admiral Insurance Golf Day –
“The day was a great success, the staff at Cottrell Park were welcoming, polite and helpful. I was first to arrive and from the initial introductions, organisation of the breakfasts & driving range to the buggies, the round itself and the food and bar afterwards, everything was professionally organised and all staff could not have been more helpful, a member of staff ever popped out on the course to ensure everything was going well. The course itself was in great condition, the rough was at the right length for the standard of players we had in the group and the greens were well maintained and ran great. Finally, the standard of the food as well as the service provided in the clubhouse was second to none. I have been to many clubs over the years on both society trips as well as club matches and can honestly say the food was some of the best I’m had.
Over all a great day, great course & well organised; I look forward to going back.”
Admiral Insurance, Cardiff
From Roger Jones, Southerndown Golf Club –
Just a quick thank you from the group for our Golf Day today. The course was in great condition, the welcome and food superb, and we even got away with the weather.
Hope to come back in the future.
From Robert Jenner, Vale Golf Breaks Booking –
I just wanted to e-mail you and thank you for the wonderful weekend you provided me and my friends with this weekend.
All staff from the bar staff to yourselves at reception were happy and helpful and made us feel very welcome and you went above and beyond.
We have already talked about it and would definitely be returning, if not later in the year then next year.
You have a very beautiful resort with 2 lovely courses (even if we played them awfully).
Thank you again for everything.
From Phil Green, B.L.O.B.S –
“Gaynor many thanks for the photo’s and also for hosting our BLOB’s Society yesterday. It is not the first time we have visited Cottrell Park and have enjoyed our visits each time. Yesterday was no exception we were well received and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Everyone from the pro shop through to the bar staff ensured we wanted for nothing. The food package as part of you ‘Spring into Summer’ offer was well received by all our members. Thanks again and I will put a positive comment on trip advisor.
From Neil Jenkins, Aylesbury Park Tour GS –
Thanks for looking after us at Cottrell Park Golf Club on Saturday, all the staff were fantastic and made the day a great event, the catering staff made everyone very happy with the steak and ale pie!!
Please also pass on our thanks to the green staff for presenting the course in good nick!
We would like to join you again next year on Saturday 27th April if possible, playing The Mackintosh again. Would it be possible to reserve at present because I don’t start collecting monies for a while and would it be possible to tee off as close to 10.30am as possible?
I look forward to your reply.
From Hywel Williams –
“Fantastic, Gaynor. It was a really great day. The weather helped, but it was also how well we were looked after from the moment I turned up to the moment I was served my delicious chicken curry. Best day we’ve had so far as a society. I’ll always advocate going back.
From Glyn Price –
“Hi there Shelley
Just to say a big thank you for such a great day. Ben looked after us really well in the morning. The weather was fab, and a lovely meal afterwards.
All the boys were up for returning later in the season, and possibly play The Button course.
Thanks once again
From Tony Morgan –
Thank you for a great day last Saturday (Tony Morgan Golf Day), our guys (mostly Machynys Members) had a really great time and thoroughly enjoyed the course and a few drinks afterwards.
Really appreciated the warm welcome and the effort in putting out the nearest pin / longest drive markers.
Look forward to returning, ….
From Steve Weitz –
The service provided by everyone was fantastic and I have left feedback on Trip Advisor to that effect as well.
We were all so impressed, we have organised a full day with you on 22nd June and are already looking forward to enjoying the hospitality and hopefully warmer weather!
All of the staff we encountered were a credit to you and you were a pleasure to deal with, thanks to all of them also please.
From Steve’s Society Day –
“Our Golf society of 12 members visited Cottrell Park on the 3rd Nov. We received a warm welcome from Bar Staff, were shown to a room already set out for our bacon rolls and coffee. Later we were met at the first tee and had team photo taken, and given relevant advice on the course.
“The course itself was in first class condition, especially for the time of year. Upon return to the clubhouse our table was already set and the meal was subsequently served promptly by the staff. From the initial telephone call to the club booking the day through to the meal after the golf the whole experience was excellent. Very professional and welcoming and head and shoulders above many other golf clubs in the area. Would highly recommend this venue, we played the Mackintosh course and thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Steve, Society Day”
From Howard Chapman, Sharpie Tour –
“It was easy and a pleasure to book it all up through Gaynor in the office. And everything was brilliant from the moment we arrived. Easy to find and park. Friendly and efficient bar staff who couldn’t do enough to make sure we were happy and had all we needed – and a great breakfast. Facilities good. Very helpful and efficient in the Pro shop and all the staff. Well sign posted to the courses, and getting around them. Courses great and in lovely condition – everyone particularly commented on the great greens. Courses perfect for society golf – difficult enough that if you played a bad shot then you’re penalised for it but not so harsh that it ‘kills’ your round – so great fun to play. Great setting, interesting and pretty holes, and some fantastic views. Lovely touch putting out really nice NP signs, markers and measuring tapes for us – so many place just don’t bother for you, so a really nice touch that was much appreciated. Personally, I’d say Cottrell Park is probably overall the best place I have visited on a society trip.”
From Teg Bevan, Junior Championship and Channel League Coordinator SWBGA Coordinator for Glamorgan –
“To Derek and the Team at Cottrell Park, firstly what an amazing day we had, all 5 Counties were so impressed with your facilities your attention to detail and your care and dedication.
For me it was one of the best tournaments I have run in years and it was down to you all on the day, when you close at the end of a day and reflect on the personalities who gave such service and remember their names it is a statement of the impact you all had on the event.
So to Ben, Amy, Jordan, Estyn, Frazer, Sarah and Kev many thanks for a making a great event so special.
From Arthur Rees, Monday Challenge Newport Golf Club –
“Just a note to say how much our party enjoyed our day yesterday at Cottrell Park, although the coursde played long in difficult weather conditions it loked splendid.
The catering excellent and the whole ambience of the visit was lovely and the staff in all areas impressed us greatly, please pass on our comments to the relevant people.
Lastly I would like to thank you once again for teh help and courtesy you have afforded me in trying to organise the trip – it is much appreciated and valued.
From Helen Evans, Golden Oldies –
“Hi Gaynor. Just to say thank you for everything as regards our golf day at Cottrell Park. Our Golden Oldies get together is really looked forward to by our older ex – hockey ladies. It is a chance just once a year for them to see everyone and catch up on all their news. We were very lucky with the weather, it was a wonderful day, and the meal was excellent. Please pass on my thanks to Derek and his staff who were – as always, – very helpful and accommodating.
They will be back next year. !!!!, Helen Evans.”
From Paul Taylor, Folley Tower Golf Society –
On behalf off my golf colleagues may I extend their thanks for a very enjoyable day at Cottrell.For many of the players it was their first experience of playing on the course,
and they were all very impressed with the course layout ,condition and facilitys.
We all hope to return at a future date.
From Colin Mundell, Golf Day –
I can honestly say that everyone enjoyed their day out, the course was known to a few, but many had played it for the first time, including myself.
On arrival we were met by your staff in the pro shop, who where all very professional and accommodating. Nothing seemed to be of any trouble to them.
The course was in very good condition, I would only add that it might be a good idea to drain the many water hazards and lakes as more than a few balls ended up wet !!!!
We were also looked after in the bar and restaurant after the golf, and would have to in particular mention a young lady called Sarah, who looked after us all afternoon, once again nothing was too much trouble for her, and she made us all very welcome.
The meal was very good, so if you could pass our compliments on the kitchen staff it would be very much appreciated.
Once again many thanks to you and all the staff at Cottrell Park for a very enjoyable day.
From David Cadwallader, Blueys Boys 2017 Visit –
“Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your fantastic help to ensure our golf day went off with out a hitch as always we were warmly welcomed and we just love coming to Cottrell Park the course was in brilliant condition and the boys managed to get around without getting wet in what turned out to be a stormy afternoon.
From the Ladies section at Llanwern Golf Club –
“Thank you very much Aimee, the day was really great – we will ignore the weather! – all the staff couldn’t have been nicer and so friendly, it made our day really special. Please pass our thanks to everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Llanwern Golf Club”
From Ashburnham Vets Away Day –
On behalf of the Ashburnham Vets, I would like to thank you and all those involved with the arrangements for last Fridays event at your venue.
The day was most enjoyable and all those attending had a good day.
From Dudley, Tenby Golf Club –
Thanks for arranging our visit yesterday!
We had an excellent day. Even the weather played it’s part.
I asked our players if they would like to play the course again and it was a unanimous ‘yes’.
Lexis Nexis Risk Soultions, Corporate Golf Day –
Many thanks indeed for all the help from you & your team on Tuesday. Everyone had a brilliant time, getting suitably sunburnt in the process!
I was particularly appreciative of the flexibility with the food, given how slow some of the groups had been to get round, so thanks again for that.
From Llandaff Dads Golf Society Day –
“Shelley .. apologies for delay in responding.. it was an awesome day.. the guys absolutely loved it.. everything went brilliantly well.. one of the great highlights was playing snooker and pool for four hours!! Maybe as part of packages you could book that room out to groups? We were fine because no one else was using it.. but we’d certainly want to use it next time as well!!
Thanks for all your help!
Trip Advisor Review – May 2017-
“Cottrell Park just off the A48 in the Vale of Glamorgan has two courses the Mackintosh and the Button. We played the Button on a deal for two players with a buggy which was well priced considering the quality of the course. From the moment we arrived the staff were courteous and efficient. We were made to feel welcome and the check in for our round could not have been smoother. The course was in excellent condition although I felt the greens were slower than I expected. The views from the course of both the Channel and the Vale are stunning and are almost worth the walk alone. The ’19th’ is a welcoming place with again friendly and helpful staff. The patio area on a warm evening is a lovely place to sit and discuss your round and the ones that got away. Although we didn’t eat, the food coming out from the kitchen looked good and the portions more than ample. Access to the club house is very good as are the changing facilties and billiard room. The Pro shop is well stocked and the prices quite reasonable. We’ll worth a visit.”
From Maria McGuigan and Stephanie Davies, Maggies Charity Golf Day –
My apologies, I have been meaning to contact you to thank you for all your help on the day. It went extremely well and we have had fantastic feedback.
Both you and Ben made it all very easy for us for which we’re hugely grateful, and we’re already thinking about making it a regular event.
Many thanks once again,
Maria and Steph”
Customer Feedback from Golf Day –
“The deal you gave us £26, bacon rolls (excellent) coffee, golf on Mackintosh and chef’s special (curry) is by far the best value society deal in Wales. Our society has been going for 17 year and this is the best deal so far. Fraser was a credit to your company.”
From Tina Hughes, Pontypridd Ladies –
“Hi Shelley. I’m sorry that we didn’t get to meet up yesterday but I would really like to thank you and all your colleagues for the warm welcome and help from the moment that we arrived. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that we had a great day, and a great day we all had!!
The course was amazing and the food was delicious. We can’t wait to come back. Please pass our thanks to everyone. Tina and the Pontypridd Ladies x”
From Morlais Castle Seniors Away Day 2017, –
“Every part of the day went smoothly from the arrival on site, to the meal in the evening. Bacon rolls on arrival , first class Mackintosh course, couple of pints on the patio, finished off with an excellent two couse meal. First class service from the staff throughout, especially Chloe and Sarah from the hospitality team who looked after us throughout our visit. Excellent day out at a fair price.”
From Cadig Golf Society. –
From Roger Jones, –
Just a quick thank you on behalf of our group for our golf day today.
With your help the organising was very straight forward, and the assistance given today by our staff was first class.
Likewise the food was superb and even the sun came out.
I’m sure we will be back in the future.
From Clive Williams, Garden Village AFC –
“Thoroughly satisfied with the way in which our Society Golf Day was managed both in advance of and on the day. All of the staff were most courteous and welcoming, the course was in excellent condition and the food was first class. Would definitely recommend to any group of golfers looking for a good day out.”
From Clive Kitchen, Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner –
“Good Morning Shelly,
I would like to thank you for the complimentary fourball and luncheon voucher, we had a fabulous day and the food was excellent.
The Mach course was in great condition as always and I would have no hesitation recommending Cottrell park golf club to all my friends, family and customers. Once again thank you for a fab day.
From Phil Girling, Dawn to Dusk Charity Day –
I just wanted to thank you again for your support for our Dawn-to-Dusk Charity Day on 19th June and to let you know that we raised £2,885 for Cancer Research UK.
I’m planning to keep it as an annual event so will be in touch next year, please could you pass on my thanks to your staff.
From Gareth Jones , WAO Golf Day –
Just a quick email to thank you and all of the staff at Cottrell Park for the excellent service that we received from arrival, on the course and in the clubhouse.
We were made to feel most welcome.
We were unable to take advantage of the simulator due to unforeseen delays in work that afternoon but those who used it enjoyed the experience.
The course was in great condition.
From Tina Hughes, Lady Captains Away Day –
“Hi Kate. We had a great day. Your team are super. They made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. I’m so glad that I chose Cottrell Park!! See you soon xx”
From Michael Castle, Mackintosh Tennis Club –
We all had a fantastic time yesterday and cannot thank you enough for your hospitality on and off course. Esther was incredibly helpful with any information and getting the event booked and the course played great.
We will no doubt be looking to organise a similar event in the near future.
All the team from Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club wish to extend their thanks to you and the team at Cottrell Park.
I will complete the trip advisor review and questionnaire for you shortly.
From Michael Cox, CSSC Golf Day –
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last Friday. Please pass on my thanks to all the staff at Cottrell Park, For the condition of the course to supply of food and beverages and all of you in the shop.
I have had nothing but praise from all those who took part. The only complaint being is who ordered the rain???
I encouraged feedback from the players and have also written out to those who didn’t attend to best understand why. Although I had a few isolated cases of people saying they would prefer not to play 36 holes the majority thoroughly enjoyed both courses. I will say your Button course has come on leaps since I last played it 3 years ago. Please pass on my praise to the catering staff as well, couldn’t fault the food , had excellent feedback from the guys and I personally thought the Beef Bourguignon was stunning!!
So I don’t want to hesitate I would like to get next year pencilled in if we could (subject to the costs meeting our budgets) For Friday 14th July provisionally at this stage. Hope this is possible?
From Nick Perry, Falcons Golf Society –
Just a short note to thank you! and all of the team, for a really good afternoon last Friday. It makes such a difference when you are greeted and everything is looked after for you, to make sure that our day goes so smoothly.
All of our members were very complimentary about the standard of the course, the views and the lovely meal in the evening.
Ben and Andy made the golf very easy to organise with their attention to detail and Angela and the bar team were great in their assistance with our food in the evening.
Thank you to you personally, for all your assistance with me in organising the day beforehand.
Please can we arrange to come back again next year? It will be Friday 7 July 2017, and as there shouldn’t be any football going on, we should hopefully have more members attending!
I look forward to hearing from you.
From Malcolm Warby, Peterstone Lakes Seniors –
Thank you. We had a most enjoyable day, which passed without a hitch, and we all thought your greens superb. In fact 4 of us stayed to 8.30pm playing snooker, a long day! All your staff were most attentive and we will certainly seek to come again hopefully with a few more members in tow.
From Margaret Thomas, Golden Oldies –
Thank you so much for your patience and help in the organisation of the Golden Oldies’ Golf Day at Cottrell Park on Friday 3rd October. Everyone was very complimentary about the course, the meal and staff – music to ones’ ears! Perhaps you would pass this message onto Derek?
Many thanks once again,
From John McNamara, Cardiff Corries Vets –
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help with our golf day.
The feedback from the guys was that the course was superb and the food excellent so we will definitely be coming back next year.
From Paul Duffy, Cardiff College Old Boys –
“Thanks Gaynor, we had a great day, administration great, thanks Esther, welcome very good and food was excellent this year.
Should see us again same weekend next year, so Esther if you can book us in for the 14th September (if that’s a Saturday) same tee off time, same numbers that would be great.
Many thanks, Paul”
From Tony Westren, Worlebury Avalon –
Just wanted to say thanks for a great day yesterday, please pass on my appreciation to all the staff at Cottrell Park for their help and support throughout the day, from Ben (the photographer) in the simulator room to Jan & her staff in the restaurant.
All of the players from Worlebury were suitably impressed with all the arrangements we made and left very happy!
Thanks again and I hope we will visit Cottrell Park in the future.
Worlebury Avalon Captain 2014”
From David Cadwallader, Bluey’s Swansea Tour –
“Good Morning Gaynor
Can I take this opportunity to thank you personally for the way you looked after me personally during our Society golf Day Sunday 7th September it was very much appreciated as I was unable to play due to my illness.
Can I also thank you again on behalf of the Society and all the staff at Cottrell Park for making our Society Day a wonderful success it is always a pleasure to bring our society to this wonderful golfing resort with two fantastic courses ideal for Society golf year after year.
As always the friendliness of everyone at the club was superb from the moment we booked in to our time in the bar everything was perfectly organised and having the golf buggies ready and the correct number held for us was top class.
Can you please pass on my thanks to Andy for helping with the cards, and taking the group photograph on the first tee a very nice touch and well appreciated, I shall be passing on copies to all the lads also thanks to all the Bar Staff they were all very helpful and just great.
Can you also pass on our thanks to the green keeper and his staff, they are the hidden gems out of the limelight but they are the ones who make the Golf course what they are, the course and greens were in superb condition a credit to everyone at the Resort.
We have always enjoyed our visits to Cottrell Park this being our 4th consecutive tour and we will return.
Thank you all again.
I look forward to being in contact with you in January after our AGM to confirm next year’s numbers and forward the deposit.
From Ben Crudge, Canton Rangers Golf Society –
I would like to thank you for facilitating a fantastic day on Sunday; we all had a memorable and enjoyable time.
I would particularly like to thank your staff on the day for creating a relaxed and welcoming environment. I have played in several societies around the South Wales area and I found the service you provided head and shoulders above other courses in the local area.
Thanks again, we will definitely be back next year!
From Pete Neilens, Ross Friday Crowd –
“Hi Esther and staff,
Just a short note to thank you all for organising a great day for us yesterday.
Everyone at Cottrell Park was friendly and helpful, the course was in fantastic condition and the food was excellent.
Every person in our group said how much they enjoyed they day and we all look forward to coming back soon.
From Steve Graham, Nomads Golf Society –
Thank you for helping organise today’s society day for us.
Despite the weather, everybody had a good day and enjoyed the course,
and how well it was prepared. The food was excellent and the use of the
Simulator this morning was great fun. Please thank everyone for making it a great day, and we hope to visit you again, maybe next year. Thanks again, Steve”
From Kevin Hardy, Frostechnic –
Thank you for organising a superb trip for us.
The golf club & courses were excellent, the staff were very helpful & friendly & it went as smoothly as any golf experience I have been on. The Future Inn in Cardiff Bay was a great hotel & we couldn’t have wished for any better.
It was a great golfing experience & thank you for the picture, a great touch.
Thanks again for a great trip.
From Steve Bishop, Drillman’s Arms Golf Society –
“Great service and a great golf set up. Looking for a friendly golf course to take your society to, then Cottrell Park is the ideal venue. Excellent package, golf simulator to get you in the groove, bacon bap and coffee, 18 holes on one of the two 18 hole courses followed by two course meal after the round all for under £40. Great value.”
From Martin Mitchell, Members from Southerndown GC –
“On behalf of the 8 players from Southerndown GC, nicknamed the Wurzel Tour, we would like to thank you for the hospitality shown to us last Saturday morning.
Our particular thanks to the assistant pro on the day who made us very welcome and guided us through the simulator again, his customer service skills are to be applauded and could well be used at many other establishments that seem to lack these simple basics.
The course was very playable and at least this year it didn’t rain although I think we all got caught out by how cold it was compared to forecast (note to self, pack extra jumper!)
Also thanks to the catering staff for the bacon baps and lovely curry afterwards.
This was our third annual visit and I see no reason why we shouldn’t continue to visit CPGC each year.
Many thanks again
From Barry Chambers –
“Dear Esther, Thank you for the photograph. We all had a tremendous weekend despite the weather. Your organisation helped the weekend run so smoothly you were excellent. Would also like to mention Ben and Adam who where also of great help in making our weekend a good golfing experience.
Thank you all, Barry”
From Matt Beynon –
“Hi, Would like to say thank you for the warm friendly welcome yesterday on behalf of all 12 members of Measteg golf club.
The course condition was very good and the food was a high standard.
We are all very happy with the day and will be arranging another day in the near future.
Thank you Matt Beynon”
From Dave Cadwallader –
“Thanks very much for your warm welcome yesterday. We had a great day, the course was in marvelous condition and the weather held off, we could not have asked for more. Thanks also for the photo it just adds to the wonderful experience of Cottrell Park. We shall do it all again next year god willing, so can you pencil us in for Sunday 7th September 2014, 20 golfer, 10 buggies, 10.00am tee off Button course. Thanks again to everyone at Cottrell Park!
From Peter Allen –
“Just a quick note to thank you for a great day, please thank all of the staff who helped making it such fun for all of us and we look forward to seeing you again.
From Neil Nunnerley –
“From All of us, we would like to thank your team for making our day run smoothly, your course and greens are in excellent condition, the hospitality shown was second to none, the use of the facilities was enjoyed to late into the evening by myself and a few colleagues. During our lunch we were already planning our return trip. Very much appreciated and many thanks. Keep up the good work and we will see you very soon. Thanks for sending the photo so soon and for giving us a great day. Regards Neil Nunnerley”
From Keith Morgan, The Gower Boys –
“Thank you Esther for a brilliant day. Everyone was very impressed with the courses especially the greens. Could you please pass on our thanks to William and the catering staff for great service and excellent food. The pro shop staff as well including Ben for starting us, and the quick work in sending the photo. Not forgetting yourself for all your work and phone calls to help me organise the day. Thank you to you all for a very professional attitude Cottrell Park Golf Resort should be very proud of you all. Cheers Keith on behalf of the Gower Boys”
From Dean Tilley, MT Golf Society –
“I personally wanted to thank yourself and all the staff at Cottrell Park for your kind hospitality during our visit last weekend.
Having spoken to many of my society members over the weekend, we concluded that over the 8 years we have been travelling the UK with our society, the quality of the facilities and food, value for money and the 2 courses we played (although a little wet as expected in October) is the best we have experienced to date.
We would very much like to return to Cottrell Park in the future and will fully recommend anyone visiting should they be thinking of doing so.
I will comment on your trip advisor page this week to ensure I promote Cottrell Park, as it deserves to be.
Once again, thank you.
From Philip Smith, Smith Boys Society –
“To all at Cottrell Park for an excellent day, I attended your organisers day at Cottrell Park Friday 28thSeptember.
As soon as my golfing partner and I walked into the club we were met with a smile and a fantastic welcome.
Not to mention the coffee and bacon roll, which was much, appreciated.
The day got better when on the course with an excellently presented course and greens.
The day was completed with a well-presented buffet and presentation.
Please pass on my thanks to all that made it a fantastic day.
I will be in touch when organising our next society day in work.
Many thanks PHILIP SMITH ( BT OPENREACH )”
From Mark Bennett, Genesis Distribution –
“Many thanks for the photo and the excellent hospitality extended by everyone involved on the day, I think it is fair to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed both the golf and the subsequent meal and entertainment.
Many thanks & Kind Regards
Mark Bennett (Managing Director)”
From Samuel Payne, Newport Police Station Golf Society –
“Can you pass on my thanks to the staff at Cottrell Park for looking after us yesterday. Everyone who played enjoyed the experience and are keen to come back and play the Button course soon. There were some photographs taken on the 1sttee by one of the staff, can these be forwarded to me so I can place them in our internal publication? I will ensure that Cottrell Park gets a good write up!