Few sounds are as satisfying as the crash of ten pins hitting the floor. Bowling in the Mother Lode is something that families and friends can spend a few hours trying. Ultimately the soft extremely slow throw from a child or an agonizing attempt to clean up a split that results in a slice straight to the gutter is quite hilarious. There are leagues for those more adept and serious about the sport. Here is a list of the places to try your luck or you can call for league play.
Black Oak Lanes
Black Oak Casino offers a modern 24-lane bowling center. Cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 1am is a ton of fun. But if out-of-this-world light effects, glow balls, and music are too much the other nights of the week offer a quality bowling experience too. Lockers and a full-service Pro Shop are on site as well as a a Sports Bar and large arcade. For more visit black oak casino in the destination guide.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-1:30am, Sat 10am-1:30am, & Sun 10am-10pm
Try your hand at old fashioned bowling! True this is not a bowling alley in the classic sense but it is a memorable activity that kids absolutely love. A small wooden ball, pins that are set up by hand by whom ever is brave enough to stand at that end and a chalk board for keeping score. This is what bowling was like in the old west! Usually open during Columbia State Historic Park annual events.
Gold Country Lanes
For recreational bowling and tournaments, this is another classic look and feel bowling alley. The bowling center also has snack bar, lounge with pool tables, darts and shuffle board.
81 Ridge Road Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.