New crazy golf course opens in Edinburgh – and you’ll never guess where it is

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A new crazy golf experience, based around famous Edinburgh landmarks, has opened in Colinton – and you’ll never guess where it is. 

Care UKs Cairdean House care home, on Redford Road, will soon be vibrating to the sound of cheers for Eagles and Birdies after launching its own crazy golf course. 


Handmade by carer, Laura Mitchell, the tee-rific course is based around various Edinburgh landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo and the iconic Forth Bridges. Donning their best golfing attire, residents and team members took to the course for the Cairdean Open.  

85-year-old resident, June, said: “We all loved the course and had a fantastic time playing. The lifestyle team really brought everything to life with the fancy dress, which made us all laugh. We really did have a wonderful day.”

Gillian Goodall, Home Manager at Cairdean House, said: “Here at Cairdean House, we believe in promoting independence through activity-based care – and sometimes, this means thinking outside the box!"


We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to get residents up and active. Physical exercise is incredibly important, especially for older people, and seeing the team in fancy dress always lifts everyone’s spirits. It was great to see everyone get a little bit competitive too!

Gillian GoodallHome Manager

“We’ll all be practicing our putting ahead of our next game – I know everyone is really looking forward to it!”

Cairdean House is a modern care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable the residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. 

For more information on Cairdean House, please call Customer Relations Manager, Leona Thomson, on 0131 516 8460, or email

For general information, please visit: cairdean-house.

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185 Redford Road, Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland, EH13 9PN

Cairdean House

Cairdean House

Care Inspectorate: Registered
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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