It’s always fun to bring bowling experiences to non-traditional bowling venues all over the world. One of our latest bowling installation jobs was at a mansion called The Olana in Hickory Creek, Texas. The venue is most often used for weddings and features a simple but luxurious 2-lane bowling experience that we converted to string pinsetters.
About the Venue
The Olana mansion is built on an expansive 40 acre estate complimented by its own lake. Inspired by French baroque architecture, the mansion was built as an homage to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Paris. The estate features lush landscaping, a tea room modeled after New York’s Tavern on the Green, an indoor and outdoor pool, a tennis court, a bowling alley, a basketball court, expansive private suites and more. From the marble floors, to the gold-plated elevator, to the hand-carved spiral staircase – the mansion is rich with elegant details.
We were hired to convert and upgrade existing pinsetters to Funk’s string pinsetter to help The Olana realize the benefits, cost savings and ease of use offered by Funk’s pinsetters.