A new recruit to Open Fairways - Ratho Park Golf Club

19 February 2015

A new recruit to Open Fairways - Ratho Park Golf Club

We would like to welcome Ratho Park Golf Club to Open Fairways!

Ratho Park Golf Club is situated only five minutes from Edinburgh Airport, twenty minutes from the city centre and accessible from all the main roads approaching Edinburgh.

The easy walking parkland course is bounded on two sides by the Union Canal, is completely encircled by trees and therefore provides a challenge to all standards of golfer. They have an 18 hole course measuring 5,932 yards, a practice range and a well stocked Pro's shop.

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 present course measure 5,960 yards from the medal tees and plays par 69, standard scratch 68. The ladies’ course measures 5,460 yards from their medal tees, par 72.

After your round why not relax in the splendid clubhouse with a well deserved drink and maybe sample some of their excellent catering with anything from a bar snack to a full three course dinner. For visitors they can also cater for larger parties in their dedicated lounge.

"We welcome visitors all year round so please come and visit us at any time. We hope to see you at Ratho Park Golf Club soon." - Ratho Park GC