Ratho Park was The final round of a 3 course golf outing in Edinburgh. Ratho is a parkland course which is another historic golf club Scottish countryside just outside of Edinburgh. There was a members competition going on that day and so I was sent out by myself trailing the competition. There was no attempt by the golf shop to pair me up and so the round was painfully slow. Of the three courses I played in Edinburgh, Ratho was the only one I would rate as not memorable. Poor condition of the recently sanded/fertilized greens along with a strange layout and the slow play by members were the reasons for my poor rating.
Ratho Park Golf Club is one of Edinburgh's lesser known golfing delights, but it is well worth the short journey west of the capital as it boasts a lovely parkland layout and splendid countryside surroundings, as well as a magical clubhouse housed in a Grade I listed mansion house.
Sitting near Dalmahoy, it allows for plenty of golf in a short space of time. Ratho is so picturesque and allows any ability to enjoy their golf.
Ratho is only a short drive from Edinburgh Airport and offers the golfer a fantastic chance to drive a par 4, hit the green with water lurking but ultimately enjoy the surroundings and the immaculate presented course. With it only being 9 miles from the Capital city centre, easy access allows Ratho to be a must play.