HORSHAM CITY BOWLING CLUB Inc.
The Horsham City Bowling Club was established as the Horsham Bowling
Club in 1908 to provide a venue for lawn bowls and community activities for
the citizens of the Horsham. The original location was in McLachlan Street
and with the rapidly developing interest in bowling; the facilities had become
completely unable to cope with the numbers wishing to participate in the sport.
In 1971 the Committee of the day decided that it was time to make a move
to a new site. The Horsham City Council was approached with a request for
assistance in locating to a suitable alternative site for the re-development of the
Club. The present site in Park Drive, then Crown Land was selected and with
the new location finalised the Bowling Club proceeded to sell the McLachlan
Street land. With a new location came a new Name – Horsham City Bowling Club.
The Club later purchased the land from the Crown and over time constructed
four greens and today maintains three excellent lawn bowling greens plus
a Synthetic Carpet green and a modern clubhouse (opened 1973) on 8,698
square metres of land on the corner of Park Drive and Gleed Street close to the
The Club presently has 130 Affiliated Full members and some 50 social and
special members. The Club is affiliated with Bowls Victoria and the Wimmera
Bowls Division. It provides five Saturday Pennant teams and three Mid-week
Pennant teams in the Wimmera Bowls Division and during the summer brings
bowlers from other Clubs to our greens and into the Horsham community.
Social bowling games are also enjoyed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and
the Club holds many Tournaments throughout the season. Winter bowls are
played on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the Synthetic Carpet Green
We are actively trying to increase participation in the sport of lawn bowls and
promote the Club as a pleasant environment to play the game, as well as a
venue to meet fellow Horsham citizens through community activities including
Corporate Bowls nights, Social Clubs & Business nights and bare foot bowls.
All visitors are welcome to the Club with the motto:-
“Horsham City Bowling Club – the place to be”