One of the finest golf courses in Great Britain

Created by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1925, Cavendish is one of over 100 golf courses around the world that he helped to design. Particularly notable among these are The Augusta National and Cypress Point in USA, Royal Melbourne in Australia and of course, Cavendish, here in Buxton.

In 1923 the Duke of Devonshire requested MacKenzie to design an 18 hole golf course in Buxton and the link with the Cavendish family has remained to date. The course has retained virtually all of the features present in MacKenzie’s original design, making full use of the natural features and providing a true test for golfers at all levels of ability. Not long by modern standards, it requires accurate play to the demanding greens, which have left many visitors longing for a return to our exciting course.

Cavendish exemplifies MacKenzie’s belief that “length has nothing to do with the quality of a hole”.

The abundance of wildlife such as buzzard, sparrow hawk, kestrel, deer and hares can be a distraction even to the most focused player, but we believe that it adds to the experience of playing in this quiet, private area of Buxton.

There are two types of golfers – those that have played Cavendish and those who wished they had Eddie Birchenough

Hole by hole tips have been written by Eddie Birchenough who has an in depth knowledge of playing Cavendish, where he worked as a caddy before embarking on a successful career as a Club Professional. Eddie finally retired in 2013 after 27 years as Head Professional at Royal Lytham and St Annes G C, where he is now an Honorary Member.

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