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Brunswick Zone - Deer Park Lanes

  Name: Brunswick Zone - Deer Park Lanes  
  Address: 21080 North Rand Road  
  City: Lake Zurich  
  State: IL  
  Zip: 60047  
  Phone: (847) 438-5585  
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  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
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How Does Brunswick Zone - Deer Park Lanes Rate?
Votes:    69
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Food: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
Price: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
Fun: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Overall: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
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Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: Bob
Mr Chuck and everyone else here: Everyone here has their own perspective. Yes, recreational bowlers have a place, but the sport side has been getting "crapped on" especially the last several years. Problem is that simply "entering a tournament" is meaningless. The bowling proprietors see "red" or "black" bottom lines on their books and choose to go after the 95% of the market that is recreational; the bowling itself is merely a means or draw to get people in the door, so that they will buy booze or food or play arcade games. The bowling itself has often become an incidental activity. Brunswick is a major player in the bowling business industry and has done little to foster the sport aspect ( I can say the same thing about the Bowling Proprietors Association of America) . For a person organizing a tournament, they need to find a center that has people that really KNOW HOW to correctly set up a sport shot and has lane machines capable of stripping and laying out a true pattern. Most centers don't want to pay the needed salary and expense to have such a person on staff. Also, the dependence on handicapping scores has become so prevalent, accepted,and normal. that many centers that attempt to put on their own tournaments score with handicap. True sport bowlers want to bowl scratch. Scratch tournaments are not as attractive to run since with handicapping the number of participants rises and potentially brings more revenue to the bowling center proprietor. In short, the SPORT OF BOWLING is in a shambles. Today, bowling is something people do, rather than compete at. It shows in the lousy PBA sponsorship..... common? Lumber Liquidators? Denny's ? Geico ? Motel 6 ? The USBC itself? Occasionally a mention of Brunswick or Pepsi???? The pro payouts suck!!!!! Why???? Because the general public does NOT see bowling as a sport. Golf ("barnyard pool"), oh yeah...... that is a sport and look at the prize money and coverage by TV (rarely do you ever see coverage of a great bowling match on the TV news, but golf gets it all season.) and the depth and type of sponsors. Winners of golf tournaments often win millions of $ or get cars. How often do you see that with bowling??? That is what some of us have been deeply upset about. So please understand the frustration many of us feel that see a really highly skilled competitive sport getting short-shrifted. Honestly, the typical pro bowler (unless the top 10 or so in the PBA) makes not much more than minimum wage after all is said and done. The expense of: travel, hotels, meals on the road, cost of equipment, tournament entries makes trying to be a bowling athlete making a living at it is not very productive for the most part. Sad, when pro bowlers tell their kids: Learn to play golf, you will make more money.

Comment Date: 4/14/2012 Name: J
A nice bowling alley considering the limitations of size and corporate owned & operated. Great center staff that is helpful and concerned customers have a good experience.

Comment Date: 1/22/2012 Name: Ken
Lane conditions the worst in the area by far.

Comment Date: 4/12/2011 Name: Chuck
Of course this facility like most others caters primarily to recreational bowlers: most bowlers ARE recreational bowlers. Any facility which consistently keeps up its alleys to the standards of tour-level pro bowlers would find itself constantly dealing with the damage caused by 12-year-olds throwing their airborne 10-lb. ball halfway down the alley and cleaning up the soda spilled on lane 9. What are they going to do: screen every player by audition? Lighten up. Bowling isn't just for pro-level players: it's a fun and enjoyable family activity which can (and should) be enjoyed by anyone who wishes to partake. Deer Park is much nicer than many facilities I've been to over the years: I've bowled many a 200+ game there, and that's better than many recreational bowlers. Their lanes are well enough maintained for most average bowlers. You can't go to the local playground and complain that the baseball diamond isn't suitable for the Mets: it's not supposed to be. If you want to bowl with pros, enter a tournament: if you want to have fun with your family and friends, visit your local bowling center. I personally like Deer Park.

Comment Date: 1/27/2011 Name: Steve
I am reading through these comments and I am not sure what some people are talking about. This center is well maintained and the staff is so good to our league. I even heard there is somebody averaging above 240 in the center this season. That is crazy if the lanes were inconsistant with the oil. Would recommend this place to everyone

Comment Date: 1/27/2011 Name: Joe
I was at the same two events and they were incredibly well run. Lake Zurich High School hosted those events so I would recommend you let them know. The bowling alley just hosted the event. It was fun to see the 300 and 299 game the day of sectionals

Comment Date: 1/24/2011 Name: marion thornberry
my grandson bowled in two IHSA events at this house. He has also bowled at other Brunswick Zone houses and this is the only house that doesn't post the results and the pictures of these events.

Comment Date: 1/20/2011 Name: Mark
I came to this bowling alley a couple weeks back and I couldn't help to notice the wonderfull service and knoweledge that the employess had at this bowling alley. It was also a very enjoyable atmosphere for the whole family.

Comment Date: 1/20/2011 Name: james
they have really good customer service. they are very knowledgeable and courteous. i would come back anytime i wanted to bowl.

Comment Date: 1/19/2011 Name: Anonymous
Like every other corporation. Only following the money trail right to the bank. As long as the sheet reads "+" we are in good shape. I believe brunswick needs to understand that if it wants to consider it self as a bowling facility, they must show it. As of right now Brunswick is trying to appeal to both the recreational bowler and the league bowler. I am very sorry to inform you but this will not prove to be a functional approach. However as a corporation it cannot help but be two-faced in a sense. Brunswick will eighther become a real bowling facility focusing on the progression of ther sport and its potential to reach more people out in the world as a professional sport or it can choose to become a recreational bowling facility where comsic bowling is there only form of revenue.

Comment Date: 10/16/2010 Name: Bob
Once upon a time this place was used by the PBA tour. Problem is that this place is owned by Brunswick. Brunswick top management in Atlanta allow almost NO authority to the local manger. Manager has to call Atlanta to control the heat/ac, make a requisition to repair broken equipment, can't do anything creative. Same problem with all other Brunswick houses in the area.

Comment Date: 2/26/2010 Name: Anonymous
Your place needs to be better kept

Comment Date: 2/25/2010 Name: Anonymous
I am a league bowler and once our season is over I personally wouldn't bowl at this center ever againor my team mates and if possible we will move our league elsewhere there are too many problems with lanes and conditions of the lanes every night

Comment Date: 1/4/2010 Name: stevie
I like bowling..hehe

Comment Date: 12/2/2007 Name: Andy
We have had multiple birthday parties at the Deer Park/Lake Zurich Brunswick Zone and have always had a good experience. We recommend this location!

Comment Date: 7/22/2006 Name: Chris W
7.22.06 I attended this Brunswick Zone with my son and his fellow Cub Scouts. The facility was clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The scorekeeping screens were easy to use, and the animations kept the kids attention. I would go there again.

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