Welcome to Ratho Park Golf Club, a hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. This exclusive members club boasts an exquisite 18-hole parkland course, artfully wrapped in lush greenery and mature trees, offering a delightful and engaging golfing experience. Designed by the renowned architect James Braid, the 6,003-yard course (5,606 yards for ladies) provides a balanced blend of accessibility and challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
The club's dedication to the game is evident with its all-year-round golf availability. Whether you prefer honing your skills outdoors on the practice facilities or seeking guidance from a professional, Ratho Park has got you covered. Their state-of-the-art indoor computerised playing, coaching, and club-fitting facility, known as the Performance Studio, is perfect for refining your game.
The rich history of Ratho Park Golf Club dates back to its foundation in 1928. The elegant clubhouse, built in 1824, exudes classic charm and serves as a cosy gathering place for the club's active and sociable membership. The club's location within the Edinburgh Rural West Local Plan area, renowned for its outstanding landscape quality, adds to the overall allure of the golfing experience.
The course's unique topography, with subtle variations in relief and landform, contributes to its character and the quality of each hole. It gently slopes down from the clubhouse, offering picturesque views and adding to the challenge. The Union Canal, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, gracefully borders the course on the east and north sides, enhancing the natural beauty that surrounds the course.
As you explore Ratho Park Golf Club, you'll discover several historic landmarks, including Ratho House, a stunning Tudor Revival/Jacobean style mansion designed by William Burn. The estate also features listed structures such as the Ratho Park Doocot, stable block, coach house, and the intriguing C listed ice house.
Whether you're a seasoned golfer or new to the sport, Ratho Park Golf Club welcomes you with open arms. Under the expert guidance of their professional, Andrew Erskine, and the convenience of the well-stocked Pro Shop, complete with tuition and simulator hire options, your golfing journey is sure to be enjoyable and rewarding. So, come experience the charm, history, and sporting excellence at Ratho Park Golf Club, where every round is a memorable adventure.