Calvert Collins | 8 News Now
LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas valley is home to dozens of beautifully landscaped golf courses. Later this week, another one with a rock ‘n’ roll twist will open.
The new one is different. It is indoors. It glows in the dark, and it is all about the rock legends: KISS.
“You shoot things into Gene’s head and things happen,” said Christina Vitagliano the founder of Monster Mini Golf.
Vitagliano’s company will be opening KISS Monster Mini Golf. They have imaginative mini golf courses in several other places around the country. The part-time Henderson resident came up with the idea for the Monster Mini Golf in 2004. A KISS course was always an idea, but it took the past year to get the band onboard.
“As our company grew, I wanted to have a flagship location here, but you have got to build it Vegas-style,” Vitagliano said. “If you are an entrepreneur and you are into entertainment and you want to do something that is very outside the box, this is the place to do it.”
Vitagliano thought KISS was a perfect fit. She converted a hamburger joint, across from the Hard Rock Hotel, into a 15,000 square-foot home for a mini golf course, an arcade, a wedding chapel and the world’s largest KISS gift shop. The course will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight every day. It officially opens to the public Thursday with an appearance from all four members of KISS.