The clatter of victimized pins echoes across Orchard Lanes's 18-lane alley and family-fun center. Unless there is a league on the floor, Orchard Lanes's staffers are happy to bring down the lights for glow-in-the-dark bowling at a customer’s request during any of its daily open-bowling hours. For special occasions, party packages are available to equip revelers with the necessary pizza, ice cream, and goody bags, and Orchard Lanes has even played host to a wedding. A computerized scoring system logs each player’s achievements, and between frames, a stop at the full-service snack bar yields pizza and soda to refuel sphere-tossing muscles. The center is also home to billiards tables and an arcade that, like the fairest time-out corners, has a redemption center.
Located in the scenic hills of Wasatch Front, Eaglewood's par 71 course challenges links-lovers to varying elevations and sloping greens. While reveling in idyllic valley views, golfers drive GPS-equipped carts around the mountainous terrain that surrounds the course, ending up on holes such as Through the Woods, a deceptively sloped par 3 riddled with trees, or Blindman's Bluff, where homebound golf balls seek a hidden green from an uphill tee shot. Named for its vertical descent, Hangtime—Eaglewood's signature hole—harbors a treacherous downslope, a green flanked by bunkers, and an adjacent lake hungry for stray golf balls and errant drivers. Local wildlife, including moose, eagles, and red foxes, occasionally appear from the wilderness to guide par-seekers through manicured lawns complete with fountains and garden gnomes trained to politely clap.
Bountiful Flight opens up new worlds to students of all ages with accessible introductory lessons in piloting private aircraft. Pupils can get a feel for an airplane's controls with simulator sessions and grounded lessons before sitting behind the yoke of a Cessna Skyhawk 172. During introductory flights, a seasoned instructor supports novice pilots as they glide over the Salt Lake CIty skyline. After landing, students can take home a high-definition film of the flight, captured from three cameras mounted on the airplane and operated by wing-walking gremlins.
AMI Sports Club invites its clients to explore the breathtaking wilderness and drink in the stunning vistas of Utah with its shared use of motor sports equipment. This membership-based organization allows members to access a fleet of RVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, and airplanes. Guests rent a spacious RV or nimble ATV to camp in the mountains and desert, borrow a 17-foot fishing boat to ply the waves of Lake Powell, or climb aboard a Cessna plane to view the wide open West from overhead. By becoming a member, clients have immediate access to a growing roster of airplanes, motor homes, boats, and other power sports equipment.