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The courses

Best Golf courses in CardiffCourses & Academy

It is our outstanding golfing facilities that truly make us stand out from the crowd. Whatever your level of skill and experience, our courses have something to offer you, and all set within unrivalled scenery within the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan.

Our impressive, professional golf facilities include:

Two championship designed golf courses

An all-weather

Two state-of-the-art sport simulators

Two putting greens

One chipping green

One on-course practice area

Optimal swing clinic

Academy area

The Courses

Both of our professional courses have been constructed with USGA spec greens, meaning that you can enjoy them all year round.

We take the upmost pride in maintaining our greens to the very highest standard, which has earned us the reputation of being one of the best draining parkland courses in South Wales. So, whilst other courses often have to close during the winter months, you can enjoy our tees, fairways, and greens all year round – whatever the weather!

The Mackintosh Course

Spanning 6,113 yards off the yellow tees and 6,450 off the white tees, The Mackintosh Course is the longest of our two Parkland courses.

The Button Gwinnett Course

The magnificent Button Gwinnett Course provides 5,841 yards off the yellow tees and 6,180 yards off the white tees. Based on an American design, the course features 13 lakes spread over 18 holes, and culminates in a fantastic finishing hole in full view of the club house.

The Academy

In addition to our state-of-the-art facilities, we also offer one-to-one lessons with our experienced and highly skilled teaching professionals, Gareth Bennett and Simon Cox.

It goes without saying that the object of the game is to shoot the lowest score possible. Everything else is subordinate to that goal. One-to-one playing lessons will help you learn to cut out those harmful mistakes on the course; making the lower scores you want more attainable than ever…more


Scorecards for the Button Gwinnett 

Tees Yards Par SSS
White 6180 71 70
Yellow 5841 71 68
Red 5326 71 70



Hole by Hole Tour

The Button Gwinnett CourseThe Button Gwinnett course is named after a former resident and one of the fifty-six men to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, cementing his title as one of America’s immortals. His unusual forename was a homage to his uncle Sir Thomas Button, a naval explorer most famous for charting the American northwest coast.

The American themed championship level course boasts 13 lakes spread across its 18 holes and fantastic views across the Vale. The course creates a worthy challenge for all levels of golfers and is often dubbed the tricky but enjoyable course.

The 16th to 18th holes have recently enjoyed a redesign with the 16th sharing similarities with the 16th of Augusta with water from Tee to Green. The 17th plays up to a Plateau green and to finish, you play the picturesque 18th over a large water feature in view of the Clubhouse.

Make the most of every shot, chip and putt and plan ahead by studying the hole layouts and helpful playing tips supplied by our General Manager Mr Derek Smith. Click on the hole of your choice below for further details.  take tour

Scorecards for the Mackintosh


Tees Yards Par SSS
White 6450 71 71
Yellow 6113 72 69
Red 5341 72 71


Hole by Hole Tour

The Mackintosh CourseThe course gets its name from past Cottrell resident, Alfred Donald Mackintosh of Mackintosh the 28th Chief of Clan Mackintosh and Chief of Clan Chattan. Living at Cottrell until his death in 1938, Mackintosh made his Welsh seat a centre of lavish entertainment and social gatherings.

A True Parkland par 72 course with mature trees up to 300 years old. The Mackintosh provides 6450 challenging yards off the White Tees and is designed around the original features of the historic parkland. This well constructed course includes four Par 5’s, four Par 3’s and ten Par 4’s making the Mackintosh a testing but enjoyable walk.

Have the most rewarding round by planning your visit to Cottrell, studying the hole layouts and take a look at the helpful playing tips supplied by our General Manager Mr Derek Smith. Click on the hole of your choice below for further details.  take tour