Buxton and High Peak Golf Club at Fairfield near Buxton in Derbyshire opened in 1887. The course is 5,993 yards (5,480 m) long with a par of 69 and is the oldest golf course in Derbyshire and at times holes 4 ,5 and 6 are referred to as inland links holes . The A6 road runs through the course and golfers must make their way across to reach the 8th ,9 th
and 10th holes.
Buxton and High Peak Golf Club was founded in 1887. The nine-hole course on Barms Common was designed by John Morris from Hoylake. Local architect William Radford Bryden won the inaugural championship. The course was extended to 18 holes in 1893. The club rented the land from the Borough Council, which had agreed to buy the grazing rights on Fairfield Common from the local farmers. Jack Simpson (winner of the 1884 Open Championship) was recruited as the
club's first golf professional.The club house, funded by debentures, was built in 1905 on Waterswallows Road. Edward Cavendish, the Marquess of Hartington (heir to the Dukedom of Devonshire), presented a competition trophy to the club and the Hartington Cup has been played for since 1920.
The 9th par 5 hole is called Standside, which refers to where the grandstand of Buxton Racecourse once stood. The horse racing track was laid out on the common in the early 1800s. From 1821 race meetings were held each year in June. The Duke of Devonshire commissioned a grandstand building which stood in the 1830s. Buxton racecourse closed in 1840 and the grandstand was pulled down.
The course is on limestone which is extremely free draining, thus one of the only courses in the area for miles around open all year round apart from when we are hit with snow and frost. 2022 saw the introduction of a newly constructed 14th Green and surrounding and a larger water feature Pells Dam . The course offers challenges for the seasoned Pro to the new starter .
The Clubhouse offers many amenities including excellent changing and showering facilities, a well-stocked licensed bar and an extremely comfortable lounge. We have excellent catering facilities and can provide meals from traditional club fare to formal dinner events with regular weekend specials and a sumptuous Carvery . Just off the main lounge, we have a separate dining room that can seat 20 and is used on a regular basis for training courses.
Buxton and High Peak is known for its friendly welcome and throughout the year has various theme nights. With ample parking, the clubhouse is a popular venue for private functions in particular birthday parties, wedding receptions and funerals.
Buxton & High Peak Golf Club 27 Town End Fairfield Buxton SK17 7EN United Kingdom