Play social bowls at Sydney's Neutral Bay Club. Our social bowling is friendly, competitive & fun. The Sports Bar & Bistro offer snacks & drinks during play. The club offers two different forms of social bowls, with flexible catering options available if required. Please read below to determine which options are best for you.
Casual Social Bowls
The club provides a casual social bowls service, in which up to ten people can play un-hosted barefoot bowls for up to two hours. The cost is $15 per person. If you choose this option, please reserve a bowling rink for two hours. The Bistro can provide greenside platters during your bowling. If you wish to order greenside platters, please contact the club on 9953 2066 at least 24 hours prior to commencement. Greenside platters are only available from 12:00 to 21:00. For those starting earlier, the Bistro opens at 12:00 for lunch.
Bookings are advisable. Please book a bowling rink by calling the club on 9953 2066. Please head to the main bar on arrival and the staff will set the green up for you.
For groups of larger than ten, the club provides a fully hosted barefoot bowls experience. Groups of less than ten can also choose this option if required. Please go to the barefoot bowls page for further information about this service.
Club Social Bowls
Club managed social bowls is held on the Neutral Bay Club green at the following times:
- Wednesday morning (Women)
- Wednesday afternoon (Men)
- Saturday afternoon (Men and Women)
Social matches are organised to foster inclusion, enjoyment, congeniality and a love of bowls and are usually followed by drinks on the balcony and shared companionship. Experienced bowlers are always on hand to help visitors improve their technique and tactical appreciation.
Throughout the year the club runs a variety of events that combine bowls and fun. These include themed Twilight Bowls, World Cup Bowls (a bowls version of the soccer, cricket and rugby world cups!), Tennis versus Bowls and President’s Day. The club also runs social bowls events on national or state holidays such as Australia Day, Anzac Day and Queens’ Birthday.