A mini golf course comes to Mountain Top.
Frank Malacari and his family are planning the groundbreaking for an 18-hole mini golf course next to Malacari’s Ice Cream on 315 S. Mountain Blvd., Wright Twp this fall. They hope to open it in the spring of 2022.
“We wanted to do something different. Mountain Top is very family oriented and they needed something different from another pizza place in this area, ”said Frank Malacari. “We have the land next to the ice cream parlor, so we figured we’d give it a try.”
The Malacaris own about two hectares of land in Wright Twp. and the golf course would be about 18,000 square feet, Malacari said. It would be handicap accessible and include an exercise area, he said.
After the Malacaris announced plans for a mini golf course on Facebook, the post received more than 1,100 “likes”, hundreds of shares and several positive comments.
“People are excited,” Malacari said, adding that there would be something new for young people around the Wright Twp. City Park.
It would add to just a few other miniature golf courses in Lucerne County, including locations at Drums, Sugarloaf Twp., Nescopeck, and at Pikes Creek Raceway. The former Rich’s Golf & Fun Center in Wyoming closed in 2016 and is now the location of Bear’s Gun Room.
The Malacaris took over the former Mountain Freeze in Mountain Top in 2019 to open the ice cream parlor there.
They also own other ice cream parlors in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp., Hannover Twp. and Edwardsville and Malacari’s Produce & Deli on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Twp. They are planning to reopen another ice cream parlor in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. when events take place there again, said Malacari.