More than just Australia's oldest golf course

Tasmania’s Warmest Welcome

Ratho Farm is boutique accommodation, golf course, wedding and function venue situated in the Central Highlands in Tasmania, Australia.

Ratho Farm is more than just Australia’s oldest golf course. It is also:

  • 65 person function centre
  • 16 bedroom accommodation set in restored convict cottages.
  • World class trout fishing
  • An historical site dating back to the 1800’s
  • Beautiful scenic walks and hikes.

Come and find out for yourself what Ratho Farm has to offer.

The Story Farmer

Ratho Farm is home to Australia’s oldest golf courses, trout streams, picture-perfect views and a homestead that holds a thousand stories tracing some of Tasmania’s most colourful history. Greg Ramsay is painstakingly restoring the property, turning the old convict buildings into luxury accommodation while retaining its charm. As a natural storyteller, Greg will take you on a personal journey that will make you feel as though you’re stepping back in time.

Where are we?

Ratho Farm is a scenic 1 hour drive north of Hobart, on the edge of Bothwell village in Tasmania’s central highlands.


Settled by a boatload of Scottish pioneers in 1822, Bothwell and the surrounding Clyde River Valley was one of Australia’s earliest inland settlements. It is 20 minutes off the Heritage Highway, 45 minutes from MONA, 90 minutes from Launceston, and 2 hours from Devonport.

Much of Bothwell’s tranquillity stems from the fact that it is not on any of the major highways, but the village is very near to the centre of Tasmania, not far from any of the major centres, and as such; all roads lead to Bothwell!