Mom Review: Bowling at Rock Springs

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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. For even more local bowling alleys see our Ultimate Guide to Fun Inside in Greenville.

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!

Say what??

“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 one and half 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.  Keep an eye on the clock, though, because you only have the room for one and a half hours and, trust me, it’ll sneak up on you! Outside food and drinks (even water) are not permitted.

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!

The Impact Center does have a dress code which includes rules for tank tops and T-shirts, shorts length, and tight attire. You can find the guidelines on the website.

Plan a visit to the Rock Springs Bowling Alley soon

Regular Admission:

  • $3/per game or $15 per lane, per hour.
  • On Tuesdays, Seniors bowl for $2/game and Thursdays are $2/per game for everyone.
  • Mondays are BOGO night – buy one game, get the second one free!

Lanes host up to six bowlers.

No reservations – Lanes are first come, first serve unless you’ve booked a party.  Check their website for party package prices.  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 12-1 p.m.

Location:

201 Rock Springs Road
Easley, SC 29642
864.442.2057
Visit their 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.

Meet Andrea Beam
Andrea Beam works for the Greenville County School System, but her passion is writing! Greenville has always been her home. Her family enjoys exploring everything the town has to offer. In addition to Kidding Around Greenville, she blogs at Sunshine & Rain.
Andrea Beam
About the Author
Andrea Beam works for the Greenville County School System, but her passion is writing! Greenville has always been her home. Her family enjoys exploring everything the town has to offer. In addition to Kidding Around Greenville, she blogs at Sunshine & Rain.

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