HOLE BY HOLE TOUR
The 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 6637 challenging yards off the Championship 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.
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Mackintosh – Hole 1 Par 5
Good looking Par 5 and not over difficult for a starting hole however a narrow entrance to the green. Handy Tip – have a walk up to the top of the hill to see where to place your next shot.
Mackintosh – Hole 2 Par 4
Sharp dog leg to the right the key to this hole is get the drive in the right area, aiming for the tree on the left (200yds) which will set you up with an open second shot to a straight forward green. Handy Tip – If you feel you can’t reach the tree on the left then play short to the 150yd marker on the right and send your second shot over the trees.
Mackintosh – Hole 3 Par 4
Hardest hole and long! It sweeps from right to left. If you’re long off the tee you have a chance of reaching in two. Handy Tip – Use your handicap wisely.
Mackintosh – Hole 4 Par 3
Good little hole semi blind on the left side of the green and a large bunker on the right side of the green, with a banking on the left you may get a members bounce!! Handy Tip – Its usually one club more than you think.
Mackintosh – Hole 5 Par 4
A sweeping uphill hole slightly dog legged from right to left which plays its length, similar to the 3rd hole it all about getting a good drive away. Handy Tip – Again use your handicap wisely.
Mackintosh – Hole 6 Par 5
Very good hole, fairly long Par 5 trees either side playing down in to a valley and up to an elevated green. Handy Tip – Aim for the fairway marker post.
Mackintosh – Hole 7 Par 4
A sharp dog leg from left to right playing a second shot over trees to the green. Handy Tip – Don’t get to close to the trees therefore use a club off the tee that gives you room to play over the trees.
Mackintosh – Hole 8 Par 3
Playing from an elevated tee with the green well below it is a scenic hole with bunkers left and right. Handy Tip – Always plays the same length as the 4th hole regardless to any yardage difference.
Mackintosh – Hole 9 Par 4
A long lovely driving hole playing up to the brow of the hill and then a long second shot to an elevated green. Handy Tip – Unless you can drive to the top of the hill, use your handicap wisely.
Mackintosh – Hole 10 Par 4
A sweeping dog leg to the left, a good drive needed to the brow of the hill, then leaves a great looking shot into the green. Handy Tip – Aim for the fairway marker!!
Mackintosh – Hole 11 Par 4
A shorter par 4 however tricky, you need to get to the top of the hill with the drive which then leaves a simple shot in. Handy Tip – Keep out of the trees on the right.
Mackintosh – Hole 12 Par 3
All the way up hill to a blind green, the green is in a basin so a members bounce always helps. Handy Tip – One club more than you think.
Mackintosh – Hole 13 Par 5
A great par 5 all to be seen off the tee, the tricky decision is whether to go over the pond in the middle of the fairway with your second shot or layup. Handy Tip – Lay up before the pond and this will leave you a simple 120yd shot in!
Mackintosh – Hole 14 Par 4
A shortish severe dogleg hole to the right and uphill, the green is set back however a straight forward second shot. Handy Tip – Aim for the fairway marker off the tee.
Mackintosh – Hole 15 Par 3
A long hole all the way down hill, playing to a welcoming green, great views. Handy Tip – Its further than you think!
Mackintosh – Hole 16 Par 4
Recently redesigned, this hole is a good test of golf. Two lakes on the left and then playing over a bunker in front of the green. Handy Tip – Aim for the conifer copse on the right.
Mackintosh – Hole 17 Par 5
A long hole with trees all the way on the right and out of bounds on the left, the green is surrounded by bunkers, this is a good test. Handy Tip – The tee pushes you right so aim left!