Woking Golf Club: Course Review, Green Fees, Tee Times and Key Info

Many regard this Tom Dunn heathland classic as an ingenious example of a course that can test the best yet remain playable for all

Woking Golf Club
Looking down the 6th hole at Woking Golf Club, which plays from an elevated tee
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Top 100 Courses UK & Ireland 2023/24

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Woking Golf Club Key Information

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AddressPond Road, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0JZ.
Phone Number+44 (0)1483 760053
Green Fees£155 per round late March to Oct
Visitor TimesMonday to Friday (not Bank Holidays). Mainly a twoball course. Selected threeball and fourball times on Tuesday and Fridays
ParMen: 71 black, white, yellow; Ladies: 73 red, blue
Slope RatingMen: 127 black, 125 white, 120 yellow; Ladies: 131 red, 123 blue
Designed byTom Dunn, John Low, Stuart Paton
Golf Monthly Verdict

Woking Golf Club

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A truly lovely heathland course blessed with some of the most intriguing and thought-provoking greens around. After a gentle opener, some of the front-nine holes that follow are among the most visually uplifting and strategically clever  you will play anywhere.

The short par-4 start is followed by a superb par 3 recently enhanced by the removal of a large oak and bunker improvements. There’s no let-up in quality throughout, with the vista from the elevated 6th tee perhaps the best on the course.


- A case study in strategic course design as well as a beautiful place to play

- A chance for you to decide for yourself which is the best of Surrey's famous Three Ws around Woking

- A strong and enjoyable test of heathland golf from start to finish


UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses 2023/24 - 83

Set just a few miles apart and playing over some of Surrey’s most glorious heathland terrain, Woking, West Hill and Worplesdon make up the county’s famous ‘Three Ws’. Woking, long regarded as significantly influential in golf course architecture circles, is the oldest of the trio dating back to 1893. All three sit comfortably inside Golf Monthly's Top 100 Courses in the UK and Ireland rankings.

The start at Woking is interesting, with a short, sometimes reachable par 4 sloping down to the green, then a long, demanding par 3 across a valley. It’s probably as easy to start three, four here as four, three! That par 3 has been significantly enhanced of late with the removal of a large oak and some bunker improvements.

There really is no let-up in the quality of the test after this, with the 3rd cambering awkwardly against the slope, the 4th set perilously close to the railway, and the elevated 6th tee providing a quite delightful vista – perhaps the most majestic on the course.

Back-to-back par 5s at 14 and 15 bring the best chances to score heading home. The green on the former butts right up to the terrace of the charming white and green clubhouse. 

The original course was the handiwork of Tom Dunn, whose extensive design CV includes Broadstone, Hayling, Sheringham and many more. Club members John Low and Stuart Paton then oversaw changes to the layout in the early 20th century, while architect Tim Lobb created a wonderful new 16th hole a few years ago playing across a pond to a mischievous, rollercoaster green framed by towering pines.

This visual gem of a hole features a common Woking design trait – a bunker a little way short of the green to foreshorten things visually and confuse you yet further over your club selection for the 150-yard shot in hand.

Woking is a case study in the art of strategic golf course design as well as a beautiful place to play.

Woking Golf Club

An aerial view of the 2nd and 3rd holes (Photo: Getty Images)
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What The Top 100 Panel Said

Tim Gorman UK&I Top 100 panel
Tim Gorman

A classic heathland course in the style of The Berkshire, Swinley Forest, Sunningdale New/Old etc. Tee shots are played over heather onto fairways framed by more heather and tall pines. An old-world golf club from start to finish. I loved it and I’d be very pleased to be a member playing there until I no longer can.

Russ Groombridge UK&I Top 100 panel
Russ Groombridge

Woking is a traditional Surrey heathland layout and has some of the best, if not the best, green complexes in the area. Simply moving the pin from one spot to another can completely change the difficulty of the approach shots. I would say that Woking has the best green complexes out of the Three Ws.

Woking Golf Club location

Woking Golf Club Green Fees

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March 27th to October 31st 2023£155Row 0 - Cell 2
Winter 2023/2024TBCRow 1 - Cell 2
Mainly a twoball course Threeballs and fourballs allowed on Tues and FriRow 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Row 3 - Cell 1 Row 3 - Cell 2

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Woking Golf Club scorecard

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Best Courses Near Woking


Worplesdon is a classic heathland layout delivering a great strategic test and a real sense of seclusion when out on the springy fairways. A full bunker renovation project has been completed and is now established and further improvements to course and facilities, plus a clear plan for the future, have seen Worplesdon climbing in the Golf Monthly rankings. 


A brilliant journey through the pines in Surrey’s prime heathland territory. Along with its two illustrious neighbours, West Hill is home to tip-top heathland golf. Dating back to 1907, it is largely unchanged in terms of design though greatly and consistently improved in presentation and conditioning. There are five short holes and just two par 5s, and despite the Hill in its name, the walking is easy.

Best Places To Stay Near Woking Golf Club

Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking - Book now direct
Gorse Hill is an elegant mansion enjoying a peaceful location surrounded by gardens in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Woking Golf Club is right on the doorstep. The stylish bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV, work desk, luxury modern bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and high-speed WiFi.

De Vere Horsley Estate, East Horsley - Book now at Booking.com
Amid quiet, extensive Surrey parkland, De Vere Horsley Estate offers guests free access to its leisure facilities, including croquet lawn, football pitch, gym and indoor swimming pool. It is made up of two venues - Horsley Place and Horsley Towers - and is about eight miles from Woking Golf Club

Woking Golf Club Gallery


  • 2023/24 - 83
  • 2021/22 - 83
  • 2019/20 - 80
  • 2017/18 - 86
  • 2015/16 - 95
  • 2013/14 - 99
  • 2011/12 - 93
  • 2009/10 - 85

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Woking the oldest golf course in Surrey?

No. The three oldest courses in Surrey are Guildford (1886), Redhill & Redhill (1887), Epsom (1887) and Limpsfield Chart (1889). Sadly, Redhill & Reigate closed down in 2019 after more than 130 years. Woking Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is comfortably older than its famous Three Ws close neighbours at Worplesdon and West Hill

Who designed the golf course at Woking?

The club was founded in 1893 with the course initially designed by Tom Dunn, a prolific course architect of the time who was also responsible for the original layout at Broadstone, another Golf Monthly UK&I Top 100 course in Dorset. There were then a number of alterations in the early part of the 20th century under the guidance of John Low and Stuart Paton, two prominent members.

Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf

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