Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton, Derbyshire was the last full course built by Dr Alister MacKenzie in England before he relocated to California in the mid-1920s. Commissioned by the Duke of Devonshire, MacKenzie designed a course of subtlety and finesse over rumbustious moorland terrain. Examples of MacKenzie’s genius are much in evidence at Cavendish, the course being largely unchanged in the intervening 95 years.
Cavendish today features among England’s top 100 golf courses and has been described leading modern-day architect and MacKenzie biographer Tom Doak as “The finest course of its length I have ever seen”.
Unfortunately, the worldwide pandemic of 2020 has now put this unique monument to the greatest ever golf architect under threat.