Business Spotlight: Lakeside Go-karts and Mini Golf

Sylvan Lake's Family Fun Zone

Lakeside Go-karts and Mini Golf is one stop fun for the whole family. You’ll smile bigger and play harder after a trip to Sylvan Lake’s iconic fun zone.

Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf offers everything from an 18-hole mini golf course, go-karts, bumper cars, to kiddie karts. You can practice your golf swing and get an adrenaline rush on the go-karts all in one trip. The cares of the world slip away after a visit to this fun-fueled destination.

“We love the happy faces we see on people after they’ve spent an afternoon on the go-carts or playing mini golf. People are almost always laughing and talking about who won what game or race when they leave,” said Tim Ellerby, co-owner of Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf.

Go-karts, bumper cars, and belly laughs

Take a spin on Sylvan Lake’s only go-kart track and try not to smile. You must be at least 4’4” to get behind the wheel but younger guests can sit alongside a grown-up in one of the double seat go-karts. Dare your friends for a fun day out, go for a teambuilding activity with colleagues, or take your family members for a spin. An afternoon of go-karting is great for all occasions.

“People looking for a thrill can get the go-karts going pretty fast. We get everyone from two-year-old’s to 92-year old’s in the go-karts,” Tim said.

For pint-sized drivers, Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf offers electric kiddie cars. It’s every kid’s dream to drive their own vehicle. Your child will love drifting around a mini track at the top speed of 2.5 mph. It’s a safe and fun experience for toddlers and parents alike.

It’s impossible not to giggle while bumping and spinning on a bumper car. The rules of the road don’t exist at the bumper car zone where smashing into friends and family is encouraged. But don’t forget to buckle up.

“Our facility backs onto the lake with a great view of the lighthouse. It’s a perfect spot for a family photo or an action shot as the go-karts fly around the track,” said Melody Ellerby, co-owner.

One of the most fun mini-golf courses in Alberta!

For a slower pace, head to the mini golf course and play 18-holes on a smaller scale. Lakeside’s beautiful course provides challenges for novice and experienced mini golfers. Clubs and balls are provided while tricky turns, curves and obstacles keep golfers engaged.

“We have some unique holes and we’ve heard guests say it’s one of the most challenging and fun courses in Alberta,” Melody said. “We have some guests that play the course year after year.”

Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf also offers light snacks and drinks such as slushies, chips, chocolate bars and candy. Friendly staff is on-hand to help you with everything from that tricky golf shot to tips on winning that next go-kart race.

Whether it’s a bridal shower, corporate retreat, or a family activity, Lakeside Go-Karts and Mini Golf brings people together. Visitors and locals alike are brought back to a simpler time where the biggest concern is who won the last go-kart race, or got the best bumper car hit.

“ We love our guests. Ninety-nine per cent of the people that come here are happy and on holidays. We are thrilled to offer a family friendly recreational activity in Sylvan Lake.” Melody said.

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