Watch: Take an exclusive first look inside Edinburgh's adults only crazy golf venue

It opened with a fanfare earlier this year at the Biscuit Factory, but Covid forced it to close its doors just two weeks later – now Fore Play crazy golf is ready to tee off in a bigger and better venue.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 7:48 am

A boozy adults-only crazy golf venue which opened its doors in the Biscuit Factory in March is set to reopen with new social distancing measures in place in a bigger and better venue on Friday.

Fore Play is bringing an Edinburgh-themed crazy golf course designed for over-18s, delicious street food and locally supplied drinks to the former Steak restaurant on Picardy Place from Friday 2 October.

Originally planned as a three-month-long pop up at the Biscuit Factory, the course will take up residence in the new city centre location which is spaced over two floors for the next year.

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Thrill-seekers set to enjoy two floors full of games and Instagrammable features.

Thrill-seekers visiting the new venue will be able to enjoy two floors full of games and Instagrammable features – including a Fore Play Champs wall, pink golf balls, a stunning mural and a bright pink golf cart .

The new space boasts 9,000 sq ft and can seat up to 126 socially distanced guests throughout the venue.

Taking centre-stage the nine-hole Edinburgh course, named The Wee Bobby Course, features famous Auld Reekie landmarks paying tribute to some of the city centre's most recognisable spots including Greyfriars Bobby statue and the Scott Monument.

Local drinks suppliers such as Pickering’s Gin and Edinburgh Beer Factory will be served up alongside the courses.

The course features Edinburgh landmarks such as Greyfriars Bobby and the Scott Monument

New venue features include a bar on each floor, as well as a heated outdoor beer garden which can seat up to 40 people, allowing players to enjoy table service throughout the venue.

Meanwhile Edinburgh’s street food vendors from The Pitt will feed hungry putters with a new food menu that boasts plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Fore Play will be open every week from Thursday until Sunday and in line with Scottish government restrictions will close at 10pm and bookings can be made from the Fore Play Crazy Golf website.

The last timeslot is at 8:20 pm for package bookings and 8:40 pm for standard golf tickets. Seating is available throughout the venue after the course is completed.

Golfers will need to book in for their socially distanced slot

Face coverings must be worn at all times unless seated, eating or drinking.

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Edinburgh's Pitt Street market will provide food and local suppliers Pickerings and Edinburgh Beer Factory will be on hand to serve up the drinks

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