Edinburgh crazy golf venue to close after failing to find new home in city

The owners shared the sad news they will be closing on social media

An adults-only crazy golf venue in Edinburgh city centre is to close after failing in its bid to move into new premises.

Fore Play Crazy Golf, which is currently based at a temporary location in Picardy Place, had submitted plans to the council for a permanent venue in the city’s Grassmarket.

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But the bid was unsuccessful, and now the owners have taken to social media to announce they are to close.

Fore Play Crazy Golf are closing their only Edinburgh location. Photo: Fore Play Crazy Golf

Posting on their official page, Fore Play Crazy Golf wrote: “It’s no secret that we were unsuccessful in our bid to move to our new permanent home in the Grassmarket, which should have been completed by the end of this year.

“We were deeply disappointed that our proposal and subsequent appeal was rejected, and now unfortunately the time has come where we must leave our current venue.”

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Described as ‘a locally-inspired, social experience for grown-ups’ on its website, Fore Play offers “bespoke” crazy golf where players can drink “signature cocktails” while they putt.

Since opening courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the company has amassed almost 10,000 likes on Facebook and had quickly become one of the city centre’s most popular entertainment attractions.

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Fore Play Crazy will be open at Picardy Place until March – and the owners remain hopeful of finding a suitable new venue, telling their fans to “watch this space”.

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