In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.
“This well-preserved, modest MacKenzie design was laid out for a wealthy patron in the hills south of Manchester. When we arrived, the assistant professional informed us that the course features several MacKenzie-style greens! [The term is synonymous with two-tiered greens in England.] The first two holes, back-and-forth 340-yarders along a steep sidehill slope, may cause you to wonder what you’re doing here, but if you leave your tee shot out to the right at the 280-yard 3rd you will start to see what’s going on. The stretch from the 8th hole through the 11th, where a rushing brook comes into play, elevates the course to another level, and makes sure that the bantamweight card of 5800 yards and par 68 punches well above its class.”
Cavendish Golf Club received a score of 6 out of 10 from Tom Doak and a score of 5 out of 10 from one of his co-authors.