Pros and beginners come together at Strike-a-Lott Pro Shop in Austin for a better bowling experience.
Check out the restaurant at this alley for a delicious meal.
This alley welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So if you're looking for fun, excitement, and a bowling experience you just won't find anywhere else, be sure to check out Strike-a-Lott Pro Shop in Austin.
You'll find black bass in Lady Bird Lake. You'll reel those in on the San Marcos River, too. The nearby Guadalupe River is one of the southernmost homes of trout in the country. But to really take advantage of this natural bounty, you'll want to enlist the help of Mike Birge or one of his fellow fly fishermen at ATXONTHEFLY. The guides take passengers out on local waterways for angling from a boat or from the water while in waders; they also offer casting lessons.
Terrain changes fast in Hill Country. The landscapes on Texas Paintball’s 40 acres, for example, transform from flat, open fields to foothills to wooded valleys. This dynamic terrain naturally lends itself to a variety of playing scenarios, which the owners capitalize on with nine fields such as requisite air-ball and hyperball fields and custom-designed wooded grounds with names such as Normandy and Trenches. Texas Paintball also has a sawmill field where players can stalk stacks of timber while battling to control a two-story mill, and a Vietnam-themed field with a fishing village, air control tower, and fuel depot is in the works.
On these fields, crews divide up players according to experience level for a variety of games, from classics such as Capture the Flag to creative scenarios such as Rush, where one team escorts an unarmed player to a safe zone while the other attacks and yells false Gallup Poll numbers. Props, including a Huey helicopter, 1920's ambulance, deuce and a half, cars, trucks, and various boats, scatter themselves across a 10,000-sq.-ft. turf field. The knowledgeable staff also caters to players’ ability levels by renting an array of markers, from the basic Tippmann Pro-Lite to the tournament-level Empire Axe, one of the farthest-shooting models on the market.
Off the fields, Texas Paintball encompasses amenities including dressing rooms, a concession stand, a picnic area with two barbecue pits for players who bring their own food, and a pro shop.
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Mizuno, Molten
Pro Tip: Free WiFi
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Club volleyball
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Q&A with Chase Fishback, Sports Training Manager
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
ASC offers many sports leagues, from youth to adult, such as volleyball, basketball, futsal, dodgeball, and more. ASC also provides camps and clinics for kids to learn and enhance their athletic skills in volleyball, basketball, and strength and conditioning.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've been involved in athletics as a young kid through college, where I started working with kids in multisport camps. I've been fortunate to work with and train people ranging from 5-year-olds to professional athletes in many different sports, and have done so since 2002. After my college football career ended, I've looked forward to every opportunity to help people get healthier and better at their chosen sports.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
I have been a patron of my own business. Not only do I get to train about 20 staff members in a strength and conditioning program I developed, but I choose to train with them to push them farther than they think they can go.
Designed by 1992 Masters Golf Tournament champion Fred Couples, the course at Twin Creeks Country Club drapes over 195 acres of Texas Hill Country framed by rocky outcroppings and natural hazards. Players traverse the course’s 7,033 yards along a pristine bermuda grass path from tee to green, though many gleaming white-sand bunkers may interrupt a string of stellar lies with tricky up-and-downs or inspire the sudden desire for players to fill their hourglasses with extra time. The club’s eponymous creeks wind the length of the course in a slithery tango—entering play on 13 of the holes—and ravines filled with century-old oak and pecan trees present still more snares. Players can check the club’s course-conditions page prior to a round for an idea of the day’s crowds, weather, and pin positions, which change each day of the week except Monday, when the course is closed.
Twin Creeks Country Club also boasts a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with an upscale restaurant, bar and lounge, locker rooms, and pro shop. Outdoors, 10,000 square feet of earth play host to myriad events, and a covered area shelters diners from torrential golf balls.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 7,033 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 75.7 from the back tees
Course slope of 142 from the back tees
Five sets of tees per hole
Designed by Fred Couples
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our camp is a cool mash up of Art and science.We engage kids with the games they love and the gadgets they use to teach them about the technology behind them. Robots,Game Design, 3D printing, Legos & Littlebits snap together electronics parts. Imagine learning as fun and addictive as playing games.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Our camps are designed to give kids a hands on immerse experience. With small class sizes kids learn to create and collaborate together.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My kids inspired me to start the summer camp program. After running a test program through a local non profit I set out on my own four years ago. I want to provide a camp that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
What do you love most about your job?