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 Horsham. The original location was in McLachlan Street, but 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 two excellent Synthetic Carpet greens and one lawn bowling green plus a modern clubhouse (opened 1973) on 8,698 square metres of land on the corner of Park Drive and Gleed Street close to the Horsham CBD.
The Club is affiliated with Bowls Victoria and the Wimmera Bowls Division. It provides four Saturday Pennant teams and two 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 each Tuesday and Thursday and the Club holds many Tournaments throughout the season. Winter bowls are played on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the Synthetic Carpet Greens (weather permitting). In addition, each Wednesday during the Winter months there is Indoor Carpet Bowls. All games are open to both Ladies and Men.
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:-