Bowling World

Bowling World

  Name: Bowling World  
  Address: 545 Neal Street  
  City: Cookeville  
  State: TN  
  Zip: 38501  
  Phone: (931) 528-5551  
  Hours: 9-10  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: This center has 32 lanes, a free playroom for small children, a snackbar & lounge. Also has a small pro-shop.  
How Does Bowling World Rate?
Votes:    405
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
Food: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Price: Actual Value is 1.2Actual Value is 1.2
Fun: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
Overall: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of
Bowling World Comments

Comment Date: 5/7/2012 Name: cc
I bowled here for the first time this weekend in the Volunteer doubles tournament and was impressed. I was told by several people that that I should expect my scores to be 15-20 pins per game below what I normally shoot but that was not the case. Yes the shot was tricky but if you can hit your mark you can rack up some good scores. I was able to play down and in or deep inside and the carry was the same with either line. There isn’t a lot of hold if you miss either inside or out but I like that. It will definitely make you a better bowler than if you bowl on a walled shot where anyone can strike. The staff was friendly and my group didn’t have any problems with the equipment, scorers, ball returns, etc. My only complaint is that the prices on the open bowling seemed excessively high. Our group bowled a few games the night before the tournament and were shocked when we found out how much it cost. All in all it’s a pretty good place but a little expensive.

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Brooklyn
Personally, my friends and I always have a great time when we go bowling here. It’s a fun environment and we always have a great time! If some of you have such a terrible time then find somewhere else to go, but my friends, we very much enjoy it!

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: Me
I am really concerned because we took our little boys there lastnight to bowl after calling for reservations at 7 and when we got there the door was locked and we had two very disppointed little boys. They are more interested in their bowling touraments instead of the public to come in and have a great time with their families.

Comment Date: 5/17/2011 Name: Jason Belmonte
Look mate, this place makes you a better bowler because of the harder condidtions. so quit cryin and learn to freakin bowl cry babies!!! dont blame the lanes because you cant bowl.

Comment Date: 3/19/2011 Name: nunya
um yes i just called to get your hours and was told u were open till midnight for cosmic bowling. which is reservation only. and was rudely told “and the list is very long” like she was saying dont bother coming in…. was treated very rudely the last time i was there anyways…. dont think they will get any of my money again….

Comment Date: 5/23/2010 Name: D Weber
All these comments reflects the attitude of the management of this house.

Comment Date: 4/18/2010 Name: Laci
To the owner: do you have any future plans in fixing the problems your biz has? seeing your the only one in town do you not think some remodling or having deals or doing something exciting would help biz?

Comment Date: 2/15/2010 Name: Me
This place is {deleted}! I could make my own at home bowling center more worth while. They should put this place 6ft. under and build something else worth the space, time, and money. I give them half a star out of 5 stars

Comment Date: 1/15/2010 Name: Scott
I recently moved to Cookeville and love to bowl, so I now bowl here. I’m not in any leagues yet, but the conditions set out for the leagues are very playable, and there are many friendly employees who made me feel right at home. This bowling alley is typically lower-scoring, but I bowled last night on a pair of lanes used by league bowlers and shot 1000 through 4 games, so it is evident that high scores can be achieved if your mental game is in focus.

Comment Date: 7/6/2008 Name: Anonymous
If you don’t like it don’t bowl it. I personally enjoy bowling, and don’t let little things like music, “oily lanes”, or whatever else keep me from having a good time. Which, initially, is what the bowling ally is here for. If you are truly THAT serious about bowling, why not donate some time and money to helping it become a more “comfortable” environment. Untill then, enjoy bowling for what it is, and don’t let those thing that don’t matter get in the way of your happiness. And if you want something a little different, Cosmic Bowl. If that doesn’t suit you either, go somewhere else.

Comment Date: 4/23/2008 Name: Brian
Here we are 4 years later with no real change in the conditions at Bowling World. Poorly run but it’s the only place in town.

Comment Date: 4/13/2008 Name: Deedee
Why do you not list your hours? or have a answering machine, How backwoods is this place? For those to reasons I”LL PASS!!!

Comment Date: 9/29/2007 Name: John
There’s a back end at this alley? I dont think so. It seems like they dump a bucket of oil on the lane, take a mop and mopped it around. I guess this is what you get for being the only alley in town.

Comment Date: 5/22/2005 Name: Dave
John was right, this is the only Bowling Alley around. They are sadly lacking in their selection of bowling balls. The racks were practically empty and not all lanes were being used. Also the music they started playing was loud and horrible and wrecked your concentration.

Comment Date: 3/7/2005 Name: John
It’s the ONLY bowling center in town. For that reason the management is complacent. New synthetic lanes have been laid recently – but the backs of the lanes are in terrible condition, as no money is spent on them.
Consequently, I guarantee that on ony of the 32 lanes, you will have several problems per game – possibly having to move to other lanes while the problem is fixed.
The place could be so much better – but monopolies lead to poor standards.

Comment Date: 4/12/2004 Name: Rachel
It’s the best bowling center around my town.

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