Anything stereotyped should be avoided on the golf course. All construction work should follow the irregular lines of nature.Geoff Shackelford, International Golf Journalist
A well-preserved, if modest, Alister MacKenzie design laid out for the wealthy patron among the hills south of Manchester, which features several MacKenzie-style greens. The first two holes, may cause you to wonder what you’re doing there, but pay attention at the 280 yard 3rd or you’ll overlook a clever design with a fall-away green. The stretch of holes from the 8th through 11th, when a rushing brook comes into play, elevates the course to another class. At 5,800 yards par 68, it may not be for everyone, but Cavendish is a most pleasant setting and it’s comforting to know that not every club has caved in to the pressure to standardise.Tom Doak
An intelligent layout any new club should study before putting shovel to dirt’ and ‘Great routing with some truly memorable holes such as the 10th, 11th and 18th and an excellent set of short par 4s with the par 3s used perfectly to was play throughNational Club Golfer
Not too many established courses of modest length are both a proper test and a complete delight, but the Alister MacKenzie design at Cavendish Golf Club in Derbyshire is an extremely notable exception…
Happily, the misplaced fashion for golf courses of ‘championship’ length has been debunked and most of us realise that it’s not all about yardage. A varied and clever design in a beautiful location is of far more importance, and Alister MacKenzie’s pre-Augusta creation has both in abundance.
A few years ago, the course at Cavendish Golf Club was included in our Hidden Gems feature, since when it has rightly worked its way into Golf Monthly’s Next 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland. Set in a delightfully secluded valley on the outskirts of Buxton in Derbyshire, the par 68 course twists and turns its way over gently undulating springy turf with something new awaiting at every turn.
Click Here to read this sensitive and informed feature.Rob Smith, Golf Monthly, January 2017