Local mom Andrea Beam reviews the bowling alley at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, SC. This bowling alley is open to the public and offers bowling, food, and even birthday parties at their Impact Center.
I’m about to be really honest with you guys. I HATE bowling. Like, I really hate it. Everything from the unsanitary ball and shoes to the smoky atmosphere makes me want to crawl into a bathtub full of hand sanitizer. It’s really sad because our boys love to bowl, but I just can’t muster up the will to carry them. Don’t worry, I’m not passing along my disdain, I just always happen to have another activity planned when they ask.
Bowling at Rock Springs
My nephew, Preston’s, birthday was in March and guess what kind of party he asked for?
You got it.
“Great,” I thought to myself (or I may have said it out loud a few times, but that’s beside the point).
Clearly, I was less than excited about his choice of venue, but because I need all the brownie points I can get when it comes to child-rearing, I began to call around to various bowling alleys (I’m such a sacrificial aunt).
A birthday bowling party at Rock Springs
Enter my new best friend, Ashley. Ashley’s son is Preston’s best friend and they had just been to a bowling party at Rock Springs Baptist Church’s Impact Center. There’s a bowling alley there!
“You really should give them a call, it was so nice,” she said. Faster than you could blow out a candle, we were on the phone.
The fact that it was at a church made me feel better. If nothing else, I knew the atmosphere would be family-friendly. Alcohol, tobacco, and offensive language are all prohibited in the bowling alley.
Needless to say, we booked his party. It was a win, win for everyone.
I was impressed the moment we walked through the door. To say that it was clean would be an understatement. There are twelve lanes for you and your family/friends to enjoy. And maybe it was just me, but the lanes seemed a lot roomier than your average bowling alley. Believe it or not, I ended up having a blast. Preston and all of his little friends did too, but you probably guessed that already!
A few things you should know when thinking about booking your party at Rock Springs’ Impact Center
You purchase a 2 hour time slot – I’ve found this to be true of most party venues, so no surprise here.
Pizza/Drinks are part of the package – They encourage you to have a headcount ready and pre-order your pizzas so they are ‘hot and ready’ by a certain time the night of the party. When you arrive, you’ll be given a “menu” type sheet of paper with a list of drinks. Once you turn your sheet in, you’ll be given a specific time that your order will be ready. Of course, you’ll want to plan the bowling portion of the party around the food.
Outside food and drinks (even water) are not permitted. But, you can bring cupcakes!
Bring extra cash – Even though you pay for the pizza and drinks together, you’ll want to have extra cash for the snack bar. Again, take it from me. They have nacho chips, popcorn, and other over-the-counter snack foods for a VERY minimal price. Depending on what time you have your party, the kiddos may want to snack before the pizza is ready. Who doesn’t want popcorn once the smell fills the room? Maybe you’re more disciplined than me, and if so, my hats off to you!
Party packages begin at $225 for 12 bowlers. That includes the 2 hour party with 2 pizzas, soda and more.
Plan a visit to the Rock Springs Bowling Alley soon
- $5/per game and that includes shoe rental, or $18 per lane (up to 6 people, includes shoes)
- On Tuesdays, Seniors bowl for $2/game from 10 am to 12 pm
- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm everyone pays $3 per game, including shoes
Lanes host up to six bowlers.
No reservations – Lanes are first come, first serve unless you’ve booked a party. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
As with any other bowling alley, socks are required and available for purchase.
Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5-9 p.m., Wednesday and Sunday CLOSED, Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturday 12-9 pm.
201 Rock Springs Road
Easley, SC 29642
Visit the Rock Springs Impact Center Bowling Website here.
The Impact Center also offers gym facilities and group fitness for an affordable cost.
I think I’ve covered everything, but if you’ve been and there’s something I’ve missed, please let us know in the comments! Rock Springs Bowling Alley is the perfect alternative for someone, like me, who isn’t a fan of traditional venues.