Ratho Farm Golf Links and Bothwell Golf Club
Bothwell is home to the Australian Golf Museum and the Australian Golf Heritage Festival in May. As well as providing an stern challenge to the modern equipped golfer, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the course as earlier golfers did, and hire Hickory Golf Clubs, gutty balls and early golfing attire (plus fours, tweed jackets, skirts & blouses. The course is open to visitors at all times.
The Ratho Golf Links is home to the Bothwell Golf Club. The course recently expanded to include 6 restored golf holes that were abandoned after WWII. The course is a time capsule of how early golf was played, with the fairways maintained by grazing sheep, and the greens are fenced off to keep them from the putting surfaces. Make sure you allocate an hour or more to learn about the origins of golf at the Australian Golf Museum, only 5minutes away in the heart of Bothwell village. Group bookings are welcome, and a day trip/overnight stay in Bothwell can be booked through Ross Baker or the Golf Museum, to involve hickory golf, a caddy, meals, guest speakers, and to visit the nearby golf museum and whisky distillery.
The green fees are $25 and snack Bar is available 7 days/week.