Founded in 1887, Buxton & High Peak Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Derbyshire. The club’s course was designed by Jack Morris (nephew of Old Tom) and is situated in the centre of the Peak District and the signature short par three 8th hole is a little beauty that will live long in the memory.
I’ve played Buxton High Peaks on many occasions and it is always in very good condition. Holes 1-6 are a great holes to start any round and have a distinct links feel to them due to the old quarry they are routed around and the blind shots this creates. Holes 7-10 (par 3 eighth a possible exception) are a little bland but then the course gets going again from 11 onwards. In summary a good golf course if you are in the area and a green fee that won’t break the bank. Unfortunately doesn’t meet the heights of nearby Cavendish but in this writers opinion very few courses in the area do