Cavendish Golf Club’s par 68, 18-hole moorland course is designed and developed in 1925 by legendary Leeds-born golf course architect (and surgeon) Dr. Alister MacKenzie, who also designed over 50 other golf courses around the world including the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, Cypress Point Club in California,, and Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Victoria, Australia. The 5,552-yard course, viewed by some as one of the best small courses in the world, is renowned for its demands on accuracy and subtlety, as well as its challenging greens.
There have been no major changes in the course layout over its 92 years history, and Dr. MacKenzie’s vision of playing close to nature has remained, as evidenced by the beautiful natural landscape and presence of wildlife such as hares and deer.
The par-5 Hole 14, at 488 yards, holds the distinction of being the longest hole here while the par-3 Hole 4, the course’s signature hole, is the shortest at 121 yards. Despite its relative shortness, Hole 4 is quite demanding to play as it requires an accurate, straight drive through a gap of trees before reaching a sloping green, which are girdled by two small bunkers on the right.
The course is open daily, subject to availability. However it is closed to the public on Saturdays. Advance booking is required.
Regular membership subscription rate is £670 (ladies) and £710 (gentleman) - discounted rates for seniors, veterans and juniors. Trial membership is available at £170.
Cavendish Golf Club is located in the quiet outskirts of Buxton, just a mile west of Buxton Crescent in town centre. It is accessible via St. Johns Road (A53), Park Road and Manchester Road (68/A5004). If you’re travelling by train, the Buxton station is located just across and adjacent of the Crescent.
Cavendish Golf Club, Gadley Lane, Watford Road, Buxton SK17 6XF
Telephone: 01298 79708