Woking Golf Club Surrey

Woking Golf Club Surrey

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Since 1893, we have been the jewel of Surrey heathland golf; the county’s oldest heathland course, the home of the first of the ‘3 Ws’ and consistently in the UK’s top 100 courses. In the latest Golf World Top 100 rankings Woking has risen a further place to 16th in England!

The course is a visual feast that is hard to beat, but it’s as strategically and tactically as challenging as it is beautiful. From the first, which Tom Watson described as ‘a warm handshake from an old friend’ to the 18th a great, finishing match play hole, there is something for every aficionado and the ‘rankings’ show just how well regarded it is – by greats and amateurs alike.

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!

New members, visitors and societies can be sure of a warm welcome.

Photography courtesy of Jason Livy.