Bowling in the Georgia Mountains

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  1. Aubin Tshiyole says:

    Hi Alyce,

    Truly speaking, this is the only game that I do not understand. My question is: Is this game only for aged people or for young as well? – I am asking this because I only see aged people playing it all the time I am driving around the playing field in my town.

    Thank you.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Aubin, Bowling is fun for almost any age, and the basic premise is simple: you’ll get two chances to roll a bowling ball down the lane to knock down ten arranged pins. The pins are reset either after you knock them all down or take your two chances. Then other players get a turn to try for themselves. This repeats ten times, and the person with the highest score wins. Modern bowling alleys have computer systems to keep track of the score for you. 

      Beginners can request lane “bumpers” until they get the hang of the technique, which helps to make sure everyone has fun when bowling.

      I hope this helps to clarify the game of bowling and encourages you to try it out someday. It’s a fun way to spend time with friends.

  2. Jordan Smith says:

    I can speak of the bowling alleys in Blairsville. Last year when me and my family arrived there, a handful of people utilized 3 of the 14 lanes, which was nice since our 9 yr old son was inexperienced and needed guidance and a rack. Automatic scoreboard is easy to set up. We took a break between games to eat from a microwave type snack bar. Typical food, not great. They offer a birthday party pack: $80 for up to 8 bowlers.1 game/shoes (ea), 2 (frozen) pizza, pitchers of soda.

    Good to know about the free summer program


  3. Fran says:

    What a good idea, to write an in-depth review of the place you love.  I looked around your site, and am impressed by your article variety.

    The current one is a good example.  There are a tremendous amount of bowlers in this country, and you’ve provided those who live in or want to visit Georga with valuable information.  I checked out some of the lane descriptions.  You have answered many questions that visitors who want to bowl might have.

    It’s especially nice that you furnish information about opportunities for kids to participate.  Families vacationing or visiting together will appreciate that you have done so.  I am guessing you are also educating locals who may not realize how many places there are for bowlers to visit.  

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Fran, You are right on all counts. The locals are probably already familiar with the bowling alley locations, but they may not be aware that there is a program where kids can bowl for free all summer long! The Kids Bowl Free program is one that has been recurring every year, so hopefully parents can plan for it each year!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  4. Richard Brennan says:

    I love bowling. It’s a sport that’s really catching on this side of the Atlantic (I live in England).

    Visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains is on my ‘Bucket List’ so why not combine the two?

    Looking at the rest of your site, my brain is already working on an itinerary for a visit of about a month duration – wineries, breweries, restaurants, lodges to stay in and of course…..bowling!

    Over here in England, a night of bowling can be pretty expensive. I’ve never been bowling in America and I’m guessing the reason is because everything you need is generally for hire at the alley over here – you don’t need to take your own ball, shoes or anything. Is that generally the same Stateside? 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Richard, Here in the states, you can get everything you need to play at the bowling alley. There is a cost for the lane rental, but if you bring your own bowling shoes and athletic socks, you won’t need to spend money to rent the shoes and buy the socks. There are plenty of different size and weight bowling balls and there is no charge to rent those, but if you already have your own ball, you are welcome to bring it.

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  5. Mathessa40 says:

    That is one of the Activity wishing to have in Alaska specially in a Town which they only have a Library, a store and a bar. One of this Bowling Alleys and a Summer Program for Kids will help the Community to stay away for becoming an Alcoholic or using drugs.  I like your Website

  6. Pentrental says:

    I am glad to come across your post here as I have been meaning to make a trip to the Georgia Mountains. That kids can bowl for free is an added bonus. Thank you for a concise list of bowling alleys in the area. I’ll be sure to check them out when I visit. Do you prefer any particular bowling alley?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, each bowling alley is going to provide the basics you’ll need to have a fun and competitive game, so I’d choose the closest one to where you are staying… unless you are visiting in the summer with kids… then I’d definitely recommend going to one of the lanes that is participating in the Kids Bowl Free program! 

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