The South
Ratho Farm Golf Links
18 Holes
PAR 62
4622 M



With variety of golf holes and fun shots shooting in numbers, Old Ratho follows the traditions of Old Scotland. Ratho Farm remains a public course. No booking is required. For just $40 per person you can enjoy an 18-hole round.

The Ratho Farm Golf Links were first laid out and enjoyed by the pioneering Reid family, who emigrated from Scotland and settled Ratho in 1822. It is Australia’s oldest golf course, and the oldest remaining outside of Scotland.

In restoring the lost six holes at Ratho Farm, the challenge has been to retain the golf course’s heritage, whilst delivering an enriching experience that is relevant to the regular modern golfer; with modern equipment bombing tee shots 50 per cent further than when Ratho Farm was first played over 150 years ago.

The timeless appeal of great short holes appears to be enjoying greater appreciation today, and Ratho is packed full of tremendous risk-reward decisions. We also intend to unveil six new holes to complement the reunited twelve holes to make a full eighteen-hole round.

2 Reviews
Played this unique course for the first time today. So much history & what a great novelty. It is very hard to rate this course in the usual way, as it is so different. It is poor quality in many ways but what it lacks in finery is made up for with originality & authenticity of the old Scottish links from 1822 on the original sheep farm. Hitting over fences, hedges etc & walking through gates that keep the sheep out & playing greens with a tree in the middle & a creek that runs through with Platypus in, make this a very interesting place to play. Amazing experience for the golf purist.
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Any golfer travelling to Tasmania should put Ratho Farm on their itinerary. What a fantastic and challenging track, with shots required over creeks, hedges, fences and cattle yards. Although there has been significant rain over winter in Tassie and I did have to take my shoes and socks off twice to wade across water,  the course was in great condition. The greens surprised me and I wasn't expecting them to be as challenging. Some greens are surrounded by fences to keep the livestock out, which was very unique and you are likely to meet up with sheep on the course. 

The staff were brilliant and told me to make myself at home and feel free to wander around the historic farm buildings. 

This was a truly unique golfing experience and if in Bothwell call in and have a look at the golfing museum which is attached to the tourist information centre. 
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Contact us

Golf Course Details
2122 Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell
The South, TAS 7256, Australia
General: (03) 6259 5553