Lost Island Mini Golf in Colorado Springs is a 36 hole miniature golf course park. It also has go-karts, an outdoor inflatable park, and an indoor play area (like a nice PlayPlace). As far as mini golf places go, Lost Island is unique and entertaining.
The terrain is hilly, which makes it different from a lot of other mini golf places I've been to, either in the mall, or on an otherwise flat surface. Lots of the park gets incorporated into the courses, including a cave par, and one down the gorilla mountain!
For $5 a child, they can play at the indoor playground, which is like a super McPlayPlace. Socks can be purchased at an additional cost.
When I brought my son to play mini golf, the receptionist told me that with his admission, he was free for the next hour to play golf, use the indoor playground, and the outside inflatable at no extra charge. While he wanted to just play golf, that's a good deal for an hour!
Lost Island mini golf is open pretty much all day every day. The go-karts are open on the afternoons during the week, but start at 12PM on Saturday and Sunday.
There are a few bottled and canned beers here. A beer when playing mini-golf is mandatory, but there are really no good places to set it down when you play, is there? Still, I made it work, and found benches, rocks, and fake wood blocks to set my beer on.
I took a video of the mini golf course, from the highest point of the park (the gorilla hill):
The dinosaurs replicas in the mini golf courses are well made, and a lot of care was put into making the two courses look like a jungle.
In case you need some practice on your putt-putt swing, In the building, in the room where you select your putter and ball, there is some green and a couple holes on the floor that you can practice on.
You can also get a great view of Pikes Peak, from behind King Kong's butt:
Go-karts are available for both kids and adults, at a decent rate ($5 for kids, $7 for adults, per race). One race for adults is ten laps, and for kids its ten minutes, I think because kids will take longer to figure out how to work everything without running into the walls all the time.
The go-karts are outside, so those are per the weather, but you get to drive around a Spinosaurus!
You will likely catch up to someone or be caught up to, when playing. This happened to us today, where we caught up to the people playing ahead of us, to the point where it was going to be a painfully long wait. We just skipped the chokehold (there were a couple groups), skipped two holes, and kept playing. I was a little sad to miss those holes (by the T-Rex!), but it wasn't the end of the world.
Lost Island is a fun mini-golf place, and I have not yet seen it overwhelmingly busy (and we were there last on a Saturday). The dinosaur theme and references to Jurassic Park are entertaining, kids and adults like it! All of the play options for the kids makes Lost Island a very family friendly, relatively inexpensive place to play.
My next goal is to do the go-karts and play a night game of mini golf. It's supposed to look enchanting at night!
Lost Island Mini Golf is located at 1825 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.