Ratho Park Golf Course
The course occupies a site extending to some 44 hectares (100 acres) in green belt west of Edinburgh. It sits within an area described within the Edinburgh Rural West Local Plan as an area of outstanding landscape quality. Although it is not listed in the Scottish Inventory of Designed Landscapes, it is a small historical designed landscape centred on Ratho House, a list A Tudor Revival/Jacobean style mansion house with terrace walls and gates designed by William Burn. The clubhouse was built in 1824, however older maps indicate that a house has stood here some time before that.
The estate also includes several listed structures including B listed Ratho Park Doocot, the B listed stable block and coach house, the C listed ice house plus several other characteristic features such as ha-has and associated ditches. Gatehouses known as East and West Lodges at each of the entrances are no longer there, although a modern bungalow of the same name is now where West Lodge was located. Ratho Park clubhouse and terraces The site is almost square and sits approximately 75 metres above sea level. Although relatively flat in topography, varying only 13 metres across the site, it is somewhat saucer shaped with the centre of the course lying slightly below the clubhouse. Although subtle, the detail of relief and landform are very important in creating the character of the course as a whole, and the playing quality of individual golf holes. On its east and north sides, the course is bounded by the Union Canal, itself a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The entire perimeter is defined by a mature broadleaf woodland belt averaging some 30-40 feet wide. The central course is dominated by mature parkland trees and younger planting. Woodland management is underway to ensure the continuation of these important landscape, habitat and golfing features.
The present course measure 6,003 yards from the medal tees and plays par 69, standard scratch 69. The ladies’ course measures 5,606 yards from their medal tees, par 72.
Ladies Open 2020
Wednesday 5th August 2020
The Ratho Park Ladies Open on Tuesday 25th August will go ahead as planned. However, the competition will be a non qualifier for handicap. Spaces are still available and booking can be made online via the Open tab. If anyone wishes to withdraw please email email@example.com to organise a refund.
Gents Senior Open Greensomes - 17th August 2020
Friday 31st July 2020
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Golf in Scotland Texas Scramble
Friday 3rd July 2020
Following the announcement from Scottish Golf on Thursday 2nd July that Open competitions cannot take place for the foreseeable future we have been forced to change the criteria of entry for the Golf in Scotland Texas Scramble on 12th July.
Ratho Park: Course is fully open today and buggies will be available for use.