WOKING & GOLF ARCHITECTURE
Woking has long been regarded as an essential place to study for aspiring and existing golf architects, and the legacy of two former Members and Past Captains, John Low and Stuart Paton (left and right above), continues to have a profound effect on the design of the golf course. Strategic golf design owes a great deal to the creativity and ingenuity of these two gentlemen, and as a result much has been written about Woking's architectural significance - a great deal of it focusing on the (at the time controversial) introduction of the central fairway bunkers on the 4th hole.
Here are some links to interesting historical and architectural materials - enjoy!
"John Low, Woking & Modern Golf Architecture (1)" by Robert Crosby
"John Low & Modern Golf Architecture (2)" by Robert Crosby
"John Low's Principles of Golf Architecture Stand Up" by Tom Simpson
"The Best Golf Courses of Surrey's Heathlands" by Thomas Dunne
"Architectooralooral" by Bernard Darwin