Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Ratho Farm is Australia’s oldest golf course. Set in scenic countryside on the outskirts of Bothwell in the Central Highlands and heart of Tasmania. Ratho Farm Golf provides 18 holes of challenging inland links-style golf.

The Ratho Farm Golf Links were first laid out and enjoyed by the pioneering Reid family who emigrated from Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1822 and set up Ratho on the outskirts of Bothwell.

Now restored thoughtfully and tastefully, Ratho Farm has become something of a national pilgrimage for Australian golfers to play and learn about the origins of their favourite pastime.

This sees the role of the Ratho Links turn full circle. From its original application when golf first brought together the new settlers of Bothwell to enjoy their shared Scottish heritage, to once again being an important contributor to the local community as a major drawcard for the region.

Ratho now not only offers a full 18-hole layout but also 20 new ensuite rooms in our former convict accommodation buildings. The Homestead provides a warm and welcoming setting and backdrop, with Atrium, dining and bar facilities as well as a golf pro shop and gift shop.


Bar Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Pet Friendly Picnic Area

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Birdwatching Fishing

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Australian Tourism Accreditation


From AU$25.00

You can also play with a Traditional Hickory Set of Golf Clubs

Stay & Play Packages Available

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Ratho Farm Golf

Bothwell, Central Highlands

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