Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton continues to gain international recognition for its unique golf course

Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton is attracting increasing international attention as the ‘most authentic MacKenzie-designed course in the world’. The club already has international members from Mauritius and Hong Kong and yesterday a resident from Kathmandu, his brother from London and a friend travelled from Holland to experience the course.

Their Nepalese visitor decided to take a detour to Buxton whilst travelling to Royal Birkdale in Merseyside for The 146th Open – The worlds’s oldest golf tournament, which was on from 16th – 23rd July 2017.

The visitors had heard about Cavendish and its place in golfing history as ’The inspiration for Augusta’ – and decided they must make a stop along their journey to The Open.

“We’ve been playing golf for over 70 years and Cavendish is one of the nicest courses we’ve ever played”.

Designed by world renowned golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie in 1925, for the then Duke of Devonshire, Cavendish Golf Club was regarded as his ‘Masterpiece’. Seven years later MacKenzie was asked to design what was to become the most famous golf course in the world – The Augusta National in Georgia, USA.  Augusta National was created from an old fruit farm on land very similar in topography to Cavendish and many of the design solutions adopted at Augusta were also first used at Cavendish. Augusta is probably the most iconic and best known course in the world,  but it is also ultra-exclusive and so very few people get to experience playing the course.

Dr Alister MacKenzie

Golfers are increasingly seeking to play at Cavendish in Buxton to get a sense of Mackenzie’s genius and experience some of the delights of a very special course with incredible greens..

And it doesn’t stop there – earlier this year the club gained global attention with a visit from CNN News for their Living Golf Channel. International Golf Architect, Jonathan Gaunt, talked about his passion for Cavendish, the special place it has in golfing history and how it has remained largely unchanged, retaining its authenticity and with the imaginative design features Mackenzie created.

England golfer, Lee Westwood

Top England golfer Lee Westwood, who recently competed in the The 146th Open knows the Cavendish well having played here previously with fond memories of the course:

“It’s been a few years since I’ve played at Cavendish but I’ll always remember the quality of the greens and it’s something that I hear whenever the course is mentioned. 

“It’s a great set-up, my mum plays there quite regularly and I only ever hear good things about it.” 

Whether you’re an experienced golfer or you want try golf for the first time, there’s something on offer for everyone at the Cavendish Golf Club. You can try a day here as a visitor or join as a member. For more information go to:


Twitter: @CavGC

Cavendish Golf Club, Watford Road, Buxton, SK17 6XF

Tel: 01298. 79708

Email: [email protected]

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