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At Cottrell Park, we believe it is important to keep all our members & guests in the loop. We are at a time we need to stick together, be safe and be positive.

General Manager, Derek Smith:

Dear all,

We continue to thank NHS, care workers, supporting staff, cleaners, emergency services and volunteers – brilliant work.

Efforts to try and re-open

This last week, I wrote to the First Minister and his cabinet asking them to consider allowing us to reopen. I constructed a risk assessment that demonstrates new measurements of social distancing, control and can be implemented for the safe operation of golf.

I will not go into detail at this point; however, it is golf only and for members. Hopefully I will receive a reply and inform you immediately.

Booking Tee Times

Please be advised in the event of reopening, and as part of the risk assessment to reduce contact, we request all members to pre-book their tee times online.

In advance of opening, if any members have not had their registration details to book online via our website, please email We will send you a login to enable you to do so. We will then endeavour to respond to you within the week.

Jobs done on the courses:

  • Continual mowing – courses looking great
  • Greens were top dressed and fertilised
  • New 150 yd marker posts installed
  • Bunker refurbishment
  • Watering of greens & tees
  • New tree plantation areas defined

I will continue to update weekly and, in the meantime, please stay safe and keep well.


6 responses to “Weekly golf course update: Friday 24th April”

  1. Robin day says:

    Thanks for keeping us all informed with your updates.I wish you &your team a hart felt thanks for the work you are all doing in these trying times . Hope to see you all soon

  2. Ben Goffen says:

    Hi Derek,

    It’s great to see Cottrell Park doing so much to keep the courses looking great during this difficult time.

    Precision Chiropractic is open with special measures in place in Caerphilly from May 11th due to high demand from patients in need of care. Chris is looking forward to being able to start our chiropractic clinic up again at Cottrell Park as soon as you are able to open!

    Stay well, we’ll see you soon!

    Precision Chiropractic

  3. Peter Kendall says:


    Can I assume that regular visitors will not be allowed to book tee times for some time to come? Thanks, Peter.

  4. Mathew Bennett says:

    Hi Derek,

    Fantastic to see all the work you and the greenkeeping staff are doing to continue the upkeep of the courses and improve both the on course and practice facilities.

    Following the clarification from Wales Golf and the Welsh Assembly Government, I’m sure I’m not alone in being keen to find out when and how you plan to reopen the course so we can get out and start playing again.

    Keep up the amazing work and stay safe.

  5. Cottrell Park says:

    Hi Peter,

    This is true as with most clubs – however, it’s a good time to become a member! Members are able to use our online booking system to book tee times, provided they follow our on-site rules.

    Many thanks,
    Cottrell Park

  6. Cottrell Park says:

    Hi Mathew,

    Thanks very much for your kind words – we’re pleased to say we’re reopening on 18th May for members golf only. We’ve updated our website today with all the details you need.

    Thanks again for your custom!

    The Cottrell Park team