In addition to providing recreational enjoyment, riding in go-karts and playing miniature golf are excellent ways to prepare children for a future filled with high-speed car chases and malevolent windmills. Stay vigilant with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get six laps on a go-kart (up to a $3.50/lap value) and one round of mini golf for two (up to an $8/person value) at Karters Korner in Stittsville (up to a $58 total value).
Boasting a track just under a mile long, Karters Korner launches drivers on a thrilling roadway and brandishes putters with an 18-hole mini-golf course. Two racers can jet up to 25 miles per hour while zipping through six winding laps inside their own safe, seat-belt-clad go-kart. Forty single carts house drivers 54 inches tall and up, and eight double-seaters escort adults and either a child shorter than 54 inches or a lazy flying squirrel. The mini-put range bedecks green pastures with obstacles, win-a-free-game pinball, and 18 holes of tiny tribulations. Depending on the weather, Karters Korner is open until dusk seven days a week through August.
For more than three decades, birthday parties, family outings, and corporate retreats have come to life at Karters' Korner with the hum of go-karts, the satisfying sound of well-driven golf balls, and the laughter of children at the mini golf course. A glistening fleet of 40 single and 8 double-seater karts send drivers and passengers zooming around a nearly mile-long track, shielded by the safety of annual vehicle inspections, roll bars, seat belts, and force fields. Visitors who don't meet the track's 54-inch height requirement can practice their automotive skills on the four-wheeler kiddy-kart track. Golfers master their swing at the 1,000-foot driving range, sending balls soaring over a glistening lake speckled with four island greens. Newly renovated mini-golf unites families against the challenge of sending golf balls past cleverly designed obstacles, and an arsenal of pool tables, air hockey, and video games entertain guests indoors. The newly-added paintball fields allow patrons to splatter paint at will within one of several courses. During warm, sunny days, picnickers gather at the large covered patio for lunch, and athletes pick up games of basketball or beach volleyball at the outdoor courts.