Enjoy a Round of Golf

Buxton and the surrounding area is home to an array of courses all with a variety of designs and layouts but the best course close to the hotel is Cavendish Golf Club which is recognised as one of the finest in Derbyshire.

Only a 15 minute walk or short drive away from The Old Hall Hotel, Cavendish offers a great golfing experience set amongst the beautiful rolling fells of the Peak District.

Alistair MacKenzie, one of the finest golf architects, designed Cavendish in the 1920’s and much remains the same today on a course that weaves through undulating woodland and dense copses making it a real challenge. Read more about The Cavendish MacKenzie Trail by clicking here.

The feature hold is probably the par three 4th, which needs a solid shot from the elevated tee shot to avoid the ring of bunkers. The course is not long but with a premium on accuracy it does not need to be.

Cavendish is thought by some to be Dr MacKenzie’s most accomplished work in the UK and quite possibly the best layout in the world under 6000 yards. It illustrates how skilfully and creatively he blended the layout of the golf course into the surrounding landscapes. Visit the Cavendish Golf Club website by clicking here.

The Green fees are very reasonable for the quality and uniqueness of the course. All of the information can be found on the VISITOR section of the menu on the website by clicking here.


CNN came to film Cavendish GC as part of their ‘Living Golf’ programme premiered on 1 April and it will run up until the end of the US Masters on 9 April.

IT is already available on the CNN website and is entitled ‘Danny Willett – the making of a champion’.

Please click the following link to view.

Other courses within a 45 minute drive include; Buxton and High Peak, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Sickleholme, Ashbourne, Stanedge, Bakewell, The New Mills, Matlock, Chesterfield, Glossop and District, Birch Hall, Chatsworth and Hazel Grove.