The Australasian Golf Museum is located in the heart of Bothwell in a rural environment. It houses the most comprehensive collection of golfing memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere including icons of Australian men and women champions and antique hickory woods.
Ratho Links, home of the annual Australian Golf Heritage Festival, is the oldest course in Australia. Ratho remains part of a working farm and the course is almost exactly as it was created 165 years ago.
With grazing sheep maintaining the fairways and fences to keep them from the square greens, the course is a time capsule of how the game began and the way it was played during its first 500 years.
The Australian Golf Heritage Festival held each May and the Australasian Golf Museum was created to preserve the traditions of the game of golf in Australia. The festival provides players with traditional hickory clubs, gutta percha balls and period costumes for The National Hickory Championships.