Diamond Lanes is a family-friendly establishment with 40 bowling lanes, a game room, and restaurant with bar and lounge. At night, Diamond Lanes takes the spectacle of bowling to the next logical plateau: outer space. During the light-laden block of glow bowling, rolling crews can strike, spare, and slam-dance their way through frame after frame of audio-assisted action. Bumper bowling lanes are available at no extra cost.
US Open champ Mike Scroggins gazed anxiously at the fallen pin as it rolled slowly across the waxed wood, inching its way toward the frame's only survivor, the seven pin. Finally, the rolling pin tapped the seven, which wobbled to one side, then the other—and finally teetered over, giving Scroggins a strike and clearing the way for him to win his 45th career PBA victory.
The chronicler of this triumph was the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and the site of it was South Plains Lanes. For nearly two decades, the alley's 40 polished lanes have set the stage for dramatic showdowns such as that one. It is little wonder then that bowlers would be tempted to vie for strikes until three in the morning on weekends, when the lanes are briefly used as shortcuts for trucking routes. Automatic scoring tracks the competition, and a snack bar fuels the bowlers. Between games, bowlers can fling darts or head to the billiards tables.
Whitewood Lanes presents families, friends, and league bowlers with a clean, modern facility in which to perfect their pin-pummeling technique. Each Saturday night during the summer, groups can get together for Rock ‘N’ Bowl to rack up strikes amid high-energy beats and disco lights that make everyone look like John Travolta in Battlefield Earth’s famous disco-dancing scene. On Wednesdays after 5 p.m., friends can knock back a few $1 drafts while knocking balls into the gutter, and Sundays welcome families to compare spare-making strategies in an alcohol-free environment.