In its day, it was one of the few family entertainment venues in North Lake County. Tucked off U.S. Highway 441, Adventure Cove was all but abandoned 5 years after the business was put on the market and subsequently shuttered. To no one’s surprise, deferred maintenance began to pile up.
Fast forward to November of last year when Roy Jones Jr. and his partner, Anthony Tran, stepped up to buy the business. A life-long Lake County resident, Jones said he took on the challenge because the area needed more activities for younger kids.
“Everything that was green was five years overgrown.” said Jones referring to the condition of the landscaping. After weeks of repairs and deep cleaning, the 18-hole course re-opened on March 16.
A downed plane serves as the course’s focal point, along with bridges and water features that add to the challenge. The family attraction will soon offer birthday party packages and miniature golf tournaments, as well as scavenger hunts.
Adventure Cove is located at 4900 Lake Park Court in Mount Dora. Admission for children is $8.99, adults are $11.99 and seniors are $9.99. Adventure Cove is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.