• Neil White

Cavendish Golf Club

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Even on a sunny summer's day, prepare for the wind to blow at Cavendish, part of the Duke of Devonshire's estate on the outskirts of the picturesque spa town of Buxton. Don't be surprised if you walk off the 18th wondering why you didn't score better. It may be relatively short but Cavendish holds plenty of peril - even a slightly errant shot could see a ball tumble down the banks which provide many of the greens with their elevation.


Club selection can vary considerably, depending on the direction of the wind and a wrong choice can see a drift into valleys and, at worst water. Cavendish has many challenging holes but the one which hides its teeth the best is the second which seems benign from the tee but has a dip in front and wall immediately behind a heavily sloping green.

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