11 reviews of The Cavendish Golf Club Ltd
I returned to this course yesterday having played it two weeks before in one of the clubs open events, the reason i returned was that i enjoyed it so much the 1st time!
The greens were excellant, true but not fast, in fairness with the undulations they dont need to be! there were some scars from some drainage work on a few of the greens, but nothing that happered a shot or putt, the fairways were immaculate, and the scenary stunning, maybe the only critism was that it was a little untidy in places but it certainlt didnt detract from the experience. I will be returning again!
Played this yesterday (15 May 2011) in typical Buxton spring weather -relentless downpour. The course is a shadow of its former self. The layout remains classic, but the whole place looks as if it needs money spent on it. The greens were woolly, scarred with drainage slits and clearly diseased in places.
It seems churlish to says this, given that we were on a courtesy round because of a county competition at out home course. However, had we paid a green fee - even discounted - I think we would have asked for our money back. The clubhouse is the only element that still lives up to the billing on the club website
Played 36 over the course in late September and found all aspects of the course to be in excellent condition. Pro shop welcome very friendly and catering was fine.
Despite an inauspicious start the course really comes to life at the 4th which is the first of the excellent Par 3s. IMO these are a signature of the course and despite its relatively short yardage the course presents a proper test.
The front nine is where you need to make your score with holes 10 offering plenty of opportunity to mess things up and 11 being a memorable hole. The Par 5 14 seemed to play much longer than its yardage and 15 was a highlight with its tricky green requiring a well thought out approach. Holes 17 and 18 make for a tough finish.
The course was more enjoyable second time round as you appreciate the intracacies of the design. Playing it represents more than flailing around with the big stick and introduces more subtle aspects of the game. Getting out of position is a cardinal sin and I found it very difficult to get up and down from the edges of the greens. To echo the club website - 'Quality Golf'
Had a really enjoyable late April round in the sunshine. Really well laid out given the land available, with no stupidly unfair side slopes, or silly blind shots up a cliff face - quite an achievement given the terrain.
The greens were in great shape, with enough grass left on for my putting not to look silly on the contours - in summer they must get really quick.
The front nine seemed a little easier for me, and the short par 4s through the woods (6th and 7th) a bit of pretty relief from the stunning scenery over the hills. Holes 10 and 11 are superb and perhaps the only thing that lets it down is that there are three very short par 3s (c. 120 yeards or less) although if the wind is blowing, hitting the right spot on the green is not easy. Don't leave yourself with a downhill putt or you could be off the green with your next shot.
We played on a Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm having phoned up that morning and paid £30 per head - a bargain if you ask me.
What a great course ! We played over 2 sun drenched days and it was truly a memorable experience. The course was in excellent shape with the tee offs, fairways and greens in perfect nick.
One of the members who plays there 4 times a week (lucky man!) thought that the course was in the best shape now than it has been for the last 26years.
Hole 18, the par 3 13th and holes 10 and 11 are particularly memorable and befitting a great course designer.
The members were very friendly and rightfully proud of their club. Excellent friendly service at the pro shop rounded off a near perfect experience.
Will be back !
An absolutlely great course. Fantastic countryside with well thought out holes.Greens were in great shape, pity it rained on us (it sure does come down from up them hills!) We had a great day and will be back.
Foos was excellent and the staff could not have been better.
I scoffed after seeing the yardage of 5,833. In Buxton on business from the US, I played Cavendish consecutive days. In spite of the lack of length, this course was great. Many fun, somewhat quirky holes. The key to this course is from 100 yards and in. Holes 10 and 11 are two great par fours and number 5 is the longest 411 yard hole I've ever played. I am a 2-handicap and shot well over par both days on this little diamond in the rough. The only negative was that the greens had just been top-dressed and were in rough shape. It would have been a real test with slick greens.
What a great course! Played the day here on one of the only sunny days in May so far. The course looked and played superbly. After a relatively unspectacular opening 3 holes, the course starts to present more of a challenge. Most of the par 3s are from elevated tees, where wind is a big factor and some of the greens are fiendish. At the 5th, one of my playing partners putted up the slope 3 times and each time his ball came back to his feet. Although not a particularly long course, there are many memorable holes, culminating in a very challenging closing hole. Everyone seemed very friendly and the food was perfectly acceptable. I can't wait to go back.
A thoroughly brilliant days golf. The course required thought to get a good score with superb greens. Surprised how often you could get your driver out but the back nine needed greater consideration to conservatism. You must play this course it is great. The welcome and food in the clubhouse was very good as well. I will be back!
Great layout - as is Kedleston , Walton , and Allestree Park. Greens are fast and true. Seems to be very tough SS68. Nice views and probably 3rd best course in Derbyshire after Walton & Kedleston.
Thoroughly enjoyable golf. Great views, well thought out layout (as you would expect from the man who went on to design Augusta), and in good condition. The greens were fast and true, once you'd worked out the subtle(!) contours. Surprisingly there were also a good few opportunities to open your shoulders with the big stick. A very fair test of golf.
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