Welcome to the
Clearwater Lawn Bowling Club
Established in 1924
A 501(c) Nonprofit Organization
Clearwater Lawn Bowls Club was established in February 1924 and has been operating continuously ever since. Our club has had many successes including multiple regional and national champions. We have two greens which allow up to 22 games to played simultaneously. The spacious clubhouse has locker rooms, an accessible bathroom, a full kitchen and a large event area with tables and chairs.
Lawn bowling or bowls, as it is known, is a sport that men and women of all ages can enjoy playing together. Physical strength plays a small part in this game because skill and strategy are the real factors.
Members enjoy competing in tournaments hosted by our club and at other clubs around the state as well. For social bowling, teams of 2, 3 or 4 people are randomly chosen. Since there are no set teams, you are not obligated to be there every day.
One of the best things about lawn bowling is it doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment. All you need is a pair of flat soled shoes, and you're on your way. We will provide everything else you need to get started.
We welcome all visitors. Drop by to see how the game is played and give it a try!
|Tuesday||9:30am-Noon||All hours are "weather permitting"|
We are located 1.5 miles north of downtown Clearwater, just east of N. Fort Harrison Ave and just south of Sunset Point Road.
Our address is
There is ample free parking at the club.
For those on public transport, there are Jolly Trolley and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus stops on Fort Harrison street is only 300 yards from the club.
We are looking for players for a fun night of Lawn Bowling, music and laughs at our Clearwater Lawn Bowling Club, on the border of Dunedin and Clearwater.
Currently have 4 different nights available.
So if your looking for something to do for a DATE NIGHT, BIRTHDAY, TEAM BUILDING, SOME FUN WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY, GROUP EVENT, or JUST TRY SOMETHING NEW then this is for you! This is a great low impact challenge for ages 8 and up.
We provide all the equipment and instruction to get you started. However, we do request you wear flat soled or light tread shoes (to protect the greens).
|LOCATION:||1040 Calumet St, CLEARWATER, FL 33755|
|PRICE:||$10 Per Player - Snacks, water and soda available for purchase.|
|AGE:||8 and Up|
|TIME:||7:00PM-9:00PM (Arrive by 6:45PM).|
Dates Available to Reserve
To reserve your spot or have any questions please email us at: NightLawnBowls@yahoo.com. For larger groups or special occasions please email us at NightLawnBowls@yahoo.com so we can discuss how we can accommodate your party.
How to Play - An Overview
Lawn bowls is an outdoor game in which a ball (known as a bowl) is rolled toward a smaller stationary ball, called a jack. The object is to roll your bowls so that they come to rest nearer to the jack than those of an opponent; this is sometimes achieved by knocking aside an opponent's bowl or the jack. The bowls are not exactly symmetrical- one side is more rounded than the other, causing the bowl to curve to one side as it slows down. This is referred to as the "bias" of the bowl.
The game takes place on a large rectangle called a green. Our green has an artificial surface instead of grass, and it is divided into rinks which are each 14 feet wide. Four types of games can be played:
To begin play, a jack is rolled to the opposite end of the rink, and it becomes the target so long as it stops at least 21 meters (68' 10") from the delivery mat.
Then players take turns rolling their bowls to try to get close to the jack or to knock an opponent's bowl away from the jack. Each player's bowls are distinguished by color and by a unique design on the side. When all bowls have been played by both teams, an "end" has been played. Before play begins, the number of ends to be played is decided, with 10, 12 or 14 being the most common.
After an end has been played, scoring is determined. The bowl closest to the target jack bowl is called "the shot" and it scores one point. If the second closest bowl is from the same team, another point is scored. If the third closest bowl is from the other team, scoring is over since an opponent's bowl is now the next closest to the jack. In this example, the team that had the shot gets two points for this end.
Only one team earns points on each end. The team with the highest number of points at the completion of the specified number of ends is the winner.
Shoes: All you need is a pair of flat (no heel) smooth soled shoes so that you do not mark the green. Tennis shoes are ideal, as are many walking shoes. As a new bowler, this is the only must-have equipment item.
Clothing: Any comfortable clothing will suffice. For many tournaments, matching club shirts are usually required and shorts are fine, which the old Scots never would have worn. Sometimes white clothing is worn to help preserve the old traditions of the game. Because of the heat and glare, a hat or visor is definitely a necessity for most bowlers in Florida.
Bowls: For beginners and visitors, our club maintains a stock of bowls you may borrow at no charge. But as you play more regularly, you might want your own personal set that you can enjoy, maintain, and roll predictably. Each set of four bowls has a unique logo or pattern on them so you can identify your bowls during the game. One set of bowls will last you ten or more years with just the basics of maintenance and proper storage in their carrying case.
Measure/Chalk: Special tape measures exist resolve those close calls, as well as spray chalk to mark bowls that touched the jack.
Jack: That little white ball we roll first and spend all our efforts chasing thereafter.
Mat: The starting point for every roll of a bowl.
Markers: These vary from club to club, but they are generally white or yellow to mark the boundaries and center of rinks in use that day.
Scoreboard: Traditional as it is, we all enjoy putting the scores up on old-fashioned chalk blackboards.
The Green: The playing surface itself is carefully maintained in all cases. Please always treat the green surface with the utmost care.
Instruction and bowls are available to new bowlers, free of charge.
(All prices include 7% sales tax)
Daily bowling rate for non-members is $10 and $5 for juniors.
* Membership is prorated for new members
If new first time members don't want to pay your dues all at once...
All payment programs are only valid within the same membership year.
Note: All participants in Southeast Division Tournaments must be a member of Bowls USA and the Southeast Division (if a resident in the Southeast Division for more than 30 days). Residents of less than 30 days must be a member of Bowls USA or World Bowls.
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Some resources on this site are in PDF (Portable Document Format). You can read PDF files using the free Adobe Reader® software.
- Tips, hints, advice and other information from our Club on how to improve your game and also provide information for all lawn bowlers on the rules and etiquette of the sport.
Clearwater Lawn Bowls Club
1040 Calumet Street (map)
Clearwater, Florida 33755
Call or text 727-641-9144