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Cavendish Golf Club, Buxton
The Board Collection
Board, J R
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A group including the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire outside the clubhouse at the Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton. The golf course was commissioned in 1923 by the Duke of Devonshire, and was built by Sir Alister McKenzie (the most highly respected golf course architect of his day - who also built the Augusta National in USA). The new 18 hole golf course replaced a 9 hole course opened for ladies in 1899 in Buxton, which was then demolished to make way for the Duke's new housing developments. The Cavendish Golf Course is still very popular and the layout has purposefully been left unchanged since it opened in 1925. Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, was born in 1868 and died in 1838.