For 125 years we have been providing a delicious test to golfers. Ranked No 20 in England by Golf World the fast running, undulating, fairways demand smart strategic play and the ‘generous’ amounts of heather require some significant carries or the prospect of ‘taking one's medicine’. The wonderful, contoured greens provide our greatest test - the subtle and not so subtle slopes and borrows are where your game can be won or lost. Never concede a putt on the 9th...
Woking has long been regarded as a hugely influential factor in the development of strategic golf course design, dating back in the early 20th century, when the work of two prominent members, John Low and Stuart Paton, developed the course’s bunkering and strategy. Many successful course designers have visited and studied Woking’s significant architectural merits, and our member Tom Simpson actually took up architecture after an afternoon spent studying the brilliance of Low & Paton’s central fairway bunkers on the 4th hole!
Without Woking, the wonderful work of Tom Simpson (Cruden Bay, Morfontaine, New Zealand, etc.) would perhaps not exist. The fact that the course still stands up to the challenge of the modern equipment speaks volumes for the integrity of the course. For those who would like to know more, please click here for a review from a well-known architectural website, GolfClubAtlas. Also, click here and here for a 2 volume piece on John Low's influence to golf architecture by historian Bob Crosby.