Lawn Bowls Sapphire Coast
Lovers of bowls will often tell you it’s not just the challenge and tactical skill required that gets them hooked, it’s the pleasure of spending time outdoors and the social interaction that keeps them coming back. With clubs up and down our coast offering a myriad of bowling experiences, the Sapphire Coast is a great place to indulge in this fabulous pastime. From companionable beachside greens at Tathra to world class covered rinks at Merimbula, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
And don’t forget the new kid on the block, bringing a completely new type of punter to the game – barefoot bowling. A relaxed, shoeless form of the game, Australia has had a love affair with barefoot bowls for the past decade, resulting in many of the clubs relaxing their rules on membership and dress code to appeal to a new generation. See more on our friendly clubs below.
Tura Beach Country Club – Tura Beach
The Tura Beach Country Club located on the far South Coast of New South Wales (5 minutes north of the busy coastal town of Merimbula), provides one the best sporting and social venues in the area.
The golf course with its panoramic views of the Sapphire Coast and adjoining headlands, weaves its way down to the beach and back again through mature eucalyptus forest with undulating and challenging terrain. The million dollar views from the modern clubhouse, golf course and bowling greens leave all visitors wishing to make a return visit.
The Club’s Latitude 36 Brasserie offers a range of menus to cater for the kids and mum and dads alike. Looking over the golf course to the Tasman Sea or enjoying a pre dinner drink on the verandah, the location is unsurpassed. Erin Strickland and his staff focus on quality and value for money cuisine.
Club Sapphire Merimbula
Featuring one of Australia’s premier bowls facilities Merimbula is one of the nations most popular regional bowls destinations. Located at Club Sapphire Merimbula the world class carpet greens provide bowls activities year-round. The 15-rink complex is completely covered by a membrane roof structure allowing bowls to be played uninterrupted regardless of conditions.
For the serious bowler, Club Sapphire Merimbula offer a range of tournaments including one of Australia’s premier men’s fours events, the Paynter and Dixon Fortune Fours. The club also plays host to regular high level competitions with one of the nation’s major events, the Australian Championships, conducted at Club Sapphire Merimbula in December each year.
Without doubt the most popular aspect of bowls in Merimbula is Club Sapphire’s vibrant barefoot bowls program which is available daily year-round. The club provides all equipment, basic tuition, and a family friendly environment where locals and visitors can enjoy the club’s great facilities for some social fun.
Adjacent to the greens area there is also a kid’s playground along with the Shack which provides a variety of convenient food and beverage items for barefoot bowlers to enjoy.
For more information about the many activities available at Club Sapphire Merimbula contact the club on 02) 6495 1306 or visit clubsapphiremerimbula.com.au
With plenty of space, fresh air and freedom, Eden Gardens Country Club is one of the best locations for playing an end or two of Bowls. With two bowling greens, the club offers social bowls, business bowls, twilight bowls in the Summer months and of course, barefoot bowls.
Tathra Bowling Club – Tathra
The Sandbar Bistro restaurant provides a great variety of reasonably priced meals and lunches with fresh local produce. Club raffles every Tuesday and Friday nights with a members cash draw. Superbly located opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach. Visitors are always welcome, enjoy a game of bowls, bingo, raffles or just chill out in comfort.
Sandbar is is open for lunches from 12 till 2pm and Dinner from 6:00pm till 8:30pm. Please call for reservations.
Club Bega Bowls
Newly renovated and beautifully maintained, Club Bega is a leading club for social and competition bowls. They are proud to feature two well kept bowling greens and visitors are most welcome to enjoy a game or some time at the club. Mens and ladies bowls are held weekly. Gather your friends and join them for a fun game.
Candelo-Kameruka Bowling Club – Candelo
The Candelo Kameruka Bowling Club is set amongst the rolling hills of Candelo. The club has 2 manicured bowling greens available for competition and social bowls Wednesday to Sunday.
The club house has full bar facilities, Kaths Bistro and gaming machines. Regular entertainment, including Candelo Art Society Nights every third Friday of the month.
Raffles every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nigths. Free Bingo Wednesdays from 10.30am. The Little Club with a BIG welcome.