Bowls in Gisborne has a wide following, with successful teams from school age right through to masters. Due to recent in-school programs and coach development, the sport is growing in the region. There are numerous clubs to choose from, highlighted below.
Bowls Gisborne East Coast
Gisborne Bowling Club
Gisborne Bowling Club is the oldest bowling club in New Zealand still on its original site. The club was established in 1884 and has
two-and-a-half natural greens said to be among the best in the country. It hosts competitive and social games including casual bowls year round.
The two-storey clubhouse overlooks Gisborne Harbour and its marina and has stunning views across Poverty Bay to Young Nick’s Head.
Visitors, social bowlers and new members are always welcome.
Contact Name: Rod McCulloch
Contact Number: 06 867 3050
15 Rawiri Street, Gisborne
Kahutia Bowling Club
The clubhouse is set in beautiful grounds featuring a unique wahoroa at its entrance and two enormous Pohutukawa trees nearby, all gifted by Sir James and Lady Carroll.
The two superb greens are of Star Weed combination mix. What an amazing surface to play on. Come along and try – you will be made most welcome.
The Clubhouse is extremely user friendly. The facilities are great and available for hire at a very reasonable cost.
There is also a gravelled Pétanque playing area within the grounds. Email [email protected] for more details.
Contact Name: Murray Murton
Contact Number: 06 867 6556
165 Cobden Street, Gisborne
Poverty Bay Bowling Club
“Get active, have fun, play bowls” – is what we do at the Poverty Bay Bowling club.
This friendly club has the only artificial green in Gisborne. This allows us to play summer and winter on the days we want to play because our greens drip dry instantly!
All types of bowls are catered for from regular social, championship and inter club bowls. We also have a good balance of women and men bowlers.
New to Bowls? You will enjoy our free coaching sessions.Get active and have fun by playing bowls with our friendly members who are looking forward to welcoming you!
Contact Name: Ian Carroll
Contact Number: 06 868 8891
111 Ormond Road
Tolaga Bowling Club
Contact Name: Martin Christensen
Contact Number: 06 864 5815
West End Banks Street