Woodlawn Bowl

Woodlawn Bowl, Guelph: Address, Phone Number, Woodlawn Bowl Reviews: 3/5

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TheFergelorian
Elora, Canada24 contributions
Good bowl but
Nov 2020 • Family
Good bowling - decent staff . Owner seems to be unpleasant to his staff and it washes off to the clients .
Written October 31, 2020
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Jenny
Burlington, Canada455 contributions
I had fun!
Dec 2019 • Family
I can't with sound family members to do bowling, and it was lovely! We had a lane reserved and it was ready for us. The automated scoring worked well. I see some reviewers talking about the cost - I didn't pay, so I can't comment on the price.
Written December 24, 2019
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Sue G
2 contributions
Terrific people and good facility
Apr 2019 • Friends
Been here before but their service last weekend surpassed previous visits. Super friendly and helpful staff. New video and lane chat options on the lanes. Great fun.
Written April 29, 2019
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Coffeequeenee
Guelph, Canada98 contributions
Frustrating don't waste your money here!
Mar 2019 • Family
Bad experience, took the family for March break, the lane went down so many time. We had 2 lanes, 3 adults on 1 and 4 teens on the other. In 2 1/2 we didn't even get in 3 games. Manager was miserable. We were all fed up and just wanted to leave, what a waste of $100!
Written March 17, 2019
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Li Frost
1 contribution
Terrible Bowling Alley, and Terrible Owner.
Jan 2019 • Friends
I've been going to Woodlawn bowl for many years, and I have gotten to see first hand how terrible the bowling alley has gotten. The lanes are the exact same as the first time I went, and I doubt they are going to change any time soon. The machines are constantly breaking down, pins are constantly getting stuck in the racks, and they constantly drop pins. A lot of the ball returns don't work, and balls are constantly getting stuck in the back (a lot of peoples personal balls have been damaged that way). The lanes are so terrible its almost hilarious. Either the lane is so oily your ball goes straight, or so dry that a house ball hooks off the lane.

The owner obviously doesn't give a damn about the bowling alley. If he did then the lanes would have been updated to regulation standards 10 years ago. The last time he did anything to benefit the lanes was getting new pins, acting all high and mighty because he finally spent money on his bowling alley. This place isn't worth a cent. If you want to have a fun time bowling, go to Cambridge or Kitchener. Don't waste your time.
Written January 19, 2019
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Lebrocq17
Chatham, Canada84 contributions
It's Bowling - It's Not Cheap - Food should be improved
Dec 2018 • Friends
Been here several times and never had any issues with staff like some other reviews. Would recommend finding the discounted bowling times to help lower the cost.

This time we paid just over $80 for shoes, 8 people and two lanes for one hour on a Saturday evening about 5pm.

Both lanes had issues with not refreshing pins and then one lane shut down completely. Fortunately the lane beside was empty so half our crew were moved to that lane - Unfortunately the staff added 10 minutes to one lane but not the other to make up for it so half those attending couldn't finish their game then waiting for the others.

Also new scoring system does not give a blunt onscreen reminder of your time running down like the old system and also shuts you down pretty quick so we missed seeing our final scores.

Food is mediocre - nothing wrong with it but we spent $40 for a platter with a variety of mostly deep fried items, a poutine and a pitcher, so basically just snack food and not nearly enough there for the price paid.
Written December 9, 2018
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Jaylynnbarber
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Fun place with lots of updates - Avoid lanes 19+20
Sep 2018 • Friends
Great lanes and building. You can tell they've put a lot of time and money into updating it. But unfortunately lanes 19+20 still suck. They shut off all the time, randomly drop pins into the lanes and don't count pin drop properly. I don't know why there wasn't a bigger focus on the improving the actual lane technology.
Written September 21, 2018
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John G
Erin, Canada2 contributions
Rude staff, Very Very Rude. Food is garbage, that's if they take your order.
Feb 2018 • Family
First you have to wait for a lane. Unless you are standing in front of the desk you can't hear them call you. If you don't show up on time they put you at the bottom of the wait list. They made a mistake on our game (paladium) cards and put all the money on one card instead of two. No solution offered they just grabbed the second card back. Staff ignores you and is rude when they do talk to you. Not a nice family place.
Written February 25, 2018
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lisahennessey
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution
Worst customer service every
Feb 2018 • Family
Went there on Sunday for Family day and it was the worst experience every. Both the owner and manager could care less that we were not happy. One issue after the other and nothing to solve the issue. They did however continue to take money from new clients coming in. Thing went from bad to worse and we left with an hour left on our time and a big issue with our bar bill. The manager and owner followed us out to the parking lot. The manager was in our friends face begging him to take the first punch. He then threatened to call the police with our licence plate to report drinking and driving. I reminder him that we were drinking in his place of business!!! No one was drunk so why he was threatening this I'm not sure. The owner kept telling us over and over that there are posters everywhere stating that any issue you have we will not offer any refunds.
FYI- bathrooms were disgusting...clearly not cleaning in a while.
NEVER AGAIN!!!
Written February 21, 2018
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Michael D
Anguilla170 contributions
great place for fun
Nov 2017 • Family
took our hockey team to woodlawn bowl for some bonding. service was great. the place is big and clean. new shoes too. they also have an arcade and full bar. this is a great place to spend an afternoon.
Written November 26, 2017
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