‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’

We have many visitors to Cavendish who thoroughly enjoy our great MacKenzie Course and ask if we could suggest other MacKenzie courses to play while they are in the area. Buxton is an ideal location to play the ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’ : 9 x North-Midland MacKenzie courses within easy travel distances from Cavendish Golf Club.

The ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’ offers 4 x MacKenzie courses within 20 miles (40 mins) of Buxton, 2 x more within 40 miles (60 mins) and 3 x more within 60 miles (100 mins).

20 Miles
Cavendish GC, Buxton  Hazel Grove GC, 14 miles  Bramall Park GC, 17 miles  Reddish Vale GC, 19 miles

40 Miles
Sitwell GC, 37 miles, Bolton Old Links GC, 42 miles

60 Miles
Nelson GC, 60 miles  Walsall GC, 62 miles  Sutton Coldfield GC, 64 miles

2017 OPENS

63 great value opportunities to play these MacKenzie courses


Dr MacKenzie

There are many more MacKenzie courses just a few miles further on, including Alwoodley GC, MacKenzie’s home club around 66 miles distance.

Before moving to expand his career abroad, MacKenzie designed or modified over 70 courses in England, Scotland and Ireland. Although some of these are no longer in existence, round 52 courses have survived and a list can be found on the website of the Alister MacKenzie Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

There are a small number of golfers who have managed to play every MacKenzie course, although more are committed to achieving this goal. The ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’ provides a great starting point for this ambition!


Staying in Buxton


Buxton is a beautiful spa town positioned on the edge of the very first National Park to be set up in the UK boasting more visitors than any other UK National Park and second only in the world to Mount Fuji in Japan!. The Peak District is blessed with a wealth of scenic, cultural, historic and entertainment attractions and is a hugely popular holiday destination.

Please click the Visit Buxton link for more local information.

Buxton has some excellent hotels, guest houses and restaurants and special ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’ offers are available subject to availability and on direct application to the hotels:

BEST WESTERN Lee Wood Hotel (4*) 42 bedroom family run hotel, just 5 mins from Cavendish.
Palace Hotel (4*) 122 bed Britannia Group hotel, just 5 mins from Cavendish.
Old Hall Hotel (3*) 43 bed and the oldest hotel in England, just 5 mins from Cavendish.
Premier Inn  (3*) a brand new hotel and 10 mins from Cavendish.

 If you would like any help or advice in planning your ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’ programme, please contact Rachel on 01298 79708 or email: proshop@cavendishgolfclub.com and she will be pleased to help.

We look forward to welcoming you and to your exploration of the ‘Cavendish MacKenzie Trail’.