Crazy golf, cocktails and catch ups with your mates sounds like a pretty good set-up and we recommend you don’t wait too long make it a reality… So, without further ado, let’s get straight into Fore Play. Nope, that’s not a euphemism, that’s genuinely the name of the place: the imaginatively-titled Fore Play Crazy Golf is a Glasgow export that’s set up a pop-up venue in our fair city. With nine Edinburgh-themed holes and cocktails aplenty, it’s an excellent reminder that you should never skip Fore Play.
Anyway, all euphemisms aside, Fore Play is the surest route to a banging night of fun (ok fine, one more). As with the Glasgow original, the course here takes inspiration from the city, starting with a replica of Greyfriars Bobby on the opening hole. You’re encouraged to rub his nose for luck, before wending your way through a course of tricky greens that ends with a Scott Monument-inspired ninth hole. Really, it’s the quickest city tour around!
Once you’ve successfully vanquished both friend and foe alike, you’ll want to adjourn to the cocktail bar for victory drinks. It’s hard to look past the tropical-inspired Putter’s Paradise, the Long Iron Iced Tea, and the truly tempting Match-Play Margarita: a frozen marg topped off with Haribo. Edinburgh Lager and Thistly Cross Cider are available on tap, and there’s a strong line-up of mocktails for anyone staying off the booze.
The crazy gold haven also boasts a decent beer garden with plenty of board games available for some more competitive fun. A round of Cards Against Humanity will not only make you giggle with friends, but could also be the perfect ice breaker for making new ones, or, like in some cases, joining in on someone’s stag do.
Gourmet burger heros Luxford Burgers are in charge of the food at Fore Play Crazy Golf, and there’s almost no way to go wrong with your orders. But, if we’re getting them in early, I’ll take The Donnie Darko (crispy garlic chicken, cheese, bacon, sriracha mayo) and a side of Chicken Katsu Fries, please.
For those after some mid-week entertainment, Fore Play Crazy Golf offers 50% off selected cocktails and buy one get one free on all golf every Wednesday. On top of BOGOLF Wednesdays, students get 50% off six days a week, except for Saturdays.
Whatever the occasion, a game of boozy crazy golf is always a good idea. All in all, there’s only one conclusion here: satisfaction is guaranteed through Fore Play!