AMF Southdale Lanes

AMF Southdale Lanes

  Name: AMF Southdale Lanes  
  Address: 8056 Jumpers Hole Road  
  City: Pasadena  
  State: MD  
  Zip: 21122  
  Phone: (443) 261-3030  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
How Does AMF Southdale Lanes Rate?
Votes:    103
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.3Actual Value is 1.3
Food: Actual Value is 1.2Actual Value is 1.2
Price: Actual Value is 1.2Actual Value is 1.2
Fun: Actual Value is 1.6Actual Value is 1.6
Overall: Actual Value is 1.3Actual Value is 1.3
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AMF Southdale Lanes Comments
Comment Date: 1/20/2012 Name: Karl Rhodes
I dont like how this center practices business.5 dollar special month of January mon-fri for 2 hours. They upped it to 8 dollars in the middle of Jan.Still cheap but very ignorant on behalf of management for pulling this stunt.Managers dont belong in this business. Not helping the game !!

Comment Date: 12/7/2011 Name: Dave Borders
Practice rates during day awesome. Decent shot overall but staff makes you feel a little unwelcome.
Would practice again there but dont like the female manager there she seems rude.

Comment Date: 3/23/2011 Name: here for now…..
The brightest spot in this center right now is Cheryl.. she knows her stuff and is very very friendly. As for the rest of the staff, the kid at the front desk (I think his name is Travis) has the personality of the counter her constantly leans on, the new manager (Maybe Max) you never see him, he is a ghost. Everything is changing (and not for the good) and I am starting to see the old Southdale again. They dont care about the bowlers any more. Give me your money and get out is how I see it now…. COME ON AMF get back to the managers that care about the leagues and the bowlers…

Comment Date: 3/17/2011 Name: Jason….Thats all you need to know! ! !
I have heard that the guy who drilled there before he sold it to Marty is drilling again and if you ask around you could get his cell and get the same equipment as any pro shop can!And prob alot cheaper! ! ! !

Comment Date: 3/15/2011 Name: AKA No one special
As far as the Pro Shop in the center, they do not know how to speake to people, have given them several chances to redeam themselves and well thats not happening. Very poor business people…. As the center goes, it has improved 100%, they really need to bring Shirley back the new manager thinks he is special and is not. The staff there is very helpful and polite. I have been ther through the lowest of lows and now they are rebuilding and doing a wonderful job. Congrats to AMF Southdale, welcome back…..

Comment Date: 3/12/2011 Name: Better Ball Driller! ! ! !
Charlie and Marty good ball drillers……Please im laughing so hard…….Ask ***** who drilled her ILLEGAL BALL and several other I have checked! ! ! ! Anyone who gets thier stuff drilled there should take it to someone and have the weights checked before they decide to take it to a tourney!

Comment Date: 12/11/2010 Name: southdale s*cks
what kind of house pattern is this?the lane machine broke last week and they just now supposedly get it fixed but i dont think you can call it fixed.heavy oil from gutter to gutter all the way to the pins.bowl america is your best bet,new pins and a new lane oiler.sweet,sweet victory bowl america.

Comment Date: 9/23/2010 Name: Jimi
Boy has this alley really turned around. It has been a little while since I was there and boy did I get a big surprise. The new manager, Shirley, really seems to care about this center and the customers. Her employees are polite and helpful and the center is very clean and friendly. It won’t take me so long to come back. This place has made me want to come back more.

Comment Date: 7/21/2010 Name: rk
I have left two previous comments about this place.i feel as tho i should leave a third because this alley has really turned around for the better.they have continued the league discount,they redid the approaches and the lane conditioner machine is running properly.bravo amf

Comment Date: 3/5/2010 Name: Cefaratti Bill
Barbara’s legs are without reproach; however, this website is not about Barbara’s great legs, it is about her husbands excellent ball drilling and fair prices!

Comment Date: 1/20/2010 Name: Steve Wilson
She had TREMENDOUS stems and he is a great bowler!!!

Comment Date: 12/12/2009 Name: Cal Crosson
The owner of the ball driller section is top rate. I remember his wife had the best legs in the summer leagues at Ft Meade. (LOL) Seriously, he is a great guy and it is a good place to get your bowling ball drilled.

Comment Date: 8/20/2009 Name: I wuv to bowl
I think that these comments are biased,I bet none of you work in a bowling alley either

Comment Date: 7/16/2009 Name: FYI
the Manager is a female…

Comment Date: 6/17/2009 Name: Edward N Good DiToto
I just had a bowling ball drilled by Charley, the new ball driller. Excellent. Also I saw the new manager and he is trying to make this a fun and good place to bowl. I will start coming up here and hopefully they will make this a good place again. As I say, the ball driller Charley is top of the line!!!

Comment Date: 5/16/2009 Name: Unknown
I would say that their lanes are about dry to medium b/c i went in there yesterday and I was doing above my average but i bowl at severna park so their lanes are more oiled nd here i can get more reaction but at my home alley i do worse. I guess i just have to get use to my home lanes and then i might say they need to oil more

Comment Date: 4/21/2009 Name: rck
the only problem i have with this bowling center is the machine they use to oil the bowling ball practically has sparks coming off the back of it.and thats during leagues when they should be at there most oiliest

Comment Date: 4/14/2009 Name: hope its not true
i heard amf southdale is closing. i recommend going to severna park lanes for tenpins.bring your small kids for duckpins. great place to bowl.

Comment Date: 3/19/2009 Name: Dan
So a billiard room makes this a good Bowling center? Wow…Can’t wait for the new PINBALL!

Comment Date: 3/16/2009 Name: Concerned Patron
Well where do I start! {Deleted rant} This center has finally found a center manager who is worth something and has every intention of making this a family freindly enviorment and has done a great job so far! Granted the food prices are still up there and I would never recomend you eat here unless your a millionaire but hey you have to give a little to get a little. The lanes have been running at thier best and many sections of lanes have been replaced! I will continue to bowl here, this place is really turnning around for the good of the game. They have even opened a billard room which was the old kiddie room, which will be having APA and possably BCA pool leagues starting next session.All around the center is now moving in the right direction and has the right people in place to be a sucessfull place of business! To all who left…. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Comment Date: 2/4/2009 Name: Anonymous
AMF should sell this center to the guys who run Severna Park Lanes! They know how to run a center! It’s a shame this place could be Great!

Comment Date: 1/31/2009 Name: Just a few thoughts….
Lately there has been a large push to sell food and drinks from the bar. Sure I see the need, but please provide some much more needed attention to developing a family friendly atmosphere. Promote the good that is happening in your center. What am I talking about?
Bring back some sort of community to the center. Many centers post Season High Scores, i.e. Averages, High Games and High Sets. This center does not do this. This is sad, especially when it comes to the youth bowlers. I remember several years ago they posted season highs for men, women and children atop the lanes. Remember, there are many bowling alleys in the area, and your also competing with little league, peewee football and cheerleading. Might be a good idea to represent and market the Center’s achievements. Post these achievements in the MD Gazzette. Create a website where the adult bowlers and youth bowlers can see their scores. Just a thought………

Comment Date: 1/19/2009 Name: Dan
Can someone tell me why AMF keeps this place OPEN? Incompetent staff, filthy center.

Comment Date: 7/1/2008 Name: B
Just had to add my two cents.The center is a joke but it would be worse if Blue ran it….nice man, not a manager.The current manager isn’t the answer ….sloppy,slovenly and ignorant doesn’t make it Good luck to this place

Comment Date: 6/21/2008 Name: CABH
This center is for the birds.Its a shame that the Pro Shop in the center suffers due to lack of bowlers. This center does not promote Leagues as they should, they bring in managers that know nothing. The only good thing going for the center is James Blue. This man knows every facet of the center, excellent with people and is a league organizer. He is over worked and under paid and has no title, this man could turn this place around.

Comment Date: 6/15/2008 Name: rk
bluu is the best thing that place has going for it.they need to invest some money on those lanes,there never oiled right and the machines are constantly breaking down.if anyone that works there reads this,,,please tell your manager to shut down for 1 month and put some money back into that place please for the love of god.

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: JP
Why does AMF continue to pretend to be a bowling chain? Just take out the lanes and put in booths for people to buy burgers and pizza.The CEO came from California pizza, maybe he misses it? This center has gone to the dogs. The new “manager” doesn’t have a clue.Where’s PAT the former mechanic? At least he had the machines running better. One word: BOYCOTT. Until it becomes a bowling center again.

Comment Date: 5/25/2008 Name: Former Customer
Another new manager. Can’t AMF do ANYTHING right? This place is a JOKE and now they bring in a Bigger JOKE as a manager. GOODBYE…. see me at Severna Park

Comment Date: 4/4/2008 Name: A League Bowler
This bowling center needs alot of help. Its really outdated and nasty. The lanes are constantly breaking down and the scorekeeping devices are total dinosaur junk. They constantly raise the prices and do not put back in the facility. They need to start taking care of the customer instead of fatting their pockets. They need to shut down for a month or two in the summer and redo the entire place including new carpet as well as redoing those nasty god forsaking bathrooms. This place needs a total health inspection. The only thing this place has is Mr. Blue and the New Girls there. GOOD LUCK>>>

Comment Date: 7/8/2007 Name: Young Bowler
I’ve been bowling at AMF southdale for 5 years on the saturday morning youth leauge. I will not go back for the 07-08 year. Last season we had 4 teams, we had around 18 my first year. The service is not good, it takes forever to get anything done, the lanes brake all the time. It’s dirty and the people that bowl there for the most part are ignorant. Mr. Blue is the best person that has worked there, he is always nice and has a smile for you, thats what we need these days. Overall, AMF Southdale would be a good place to take your family, but dont waste your money..

Comment Date: 4/3/2007 Name: Anonymous
Total Joke…Don’t waste your money…
Snackbar and Bar is horrible and the service s*cks… The Lanes are a total nightmare…
Let’s not forget the Nasty and Dirty Bathrooms.
Health inspector should shut this dump down…

Comment Date: 3/5/2007 Name: Anonymous
Not one of the best places in the area to bowl in leagues. Lanes are constantly breaking down and need resurfaced. Also getting service anywhere is very slow. AMF needs to invest some major money in this house.

Comment Date: 9/9/2006 Name: Anonymous
Your right about Mr. Blue, he is one of the better workers. But the food has gotten alot better over the past year.

Comment Date: 7/13/2006 Name: Anonymous
If it werent for James Blue we would never go there. They allow lound and obnoxious behavior and the language used is horrible

Comment Date: 3/7/2006 Name: Anonymous
Been bowling here for years, don’t get in the food line when other people are in it because it will take forever. But the bowling is awesome and it’s a nice friendly enviroment.

Comment Date: 1/3/2006 Name: Anonymous
Very friendly house! The employees were very friendly! Everything was perfect!

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