Host your function at the Auckland Bowling Club

The Club facilities are available for hire for bowling, and non-bowling, corporate and private social events.

The facilities can cater for groups from a few people up to 120.

There are two greens, each with 8 rinks. They can accommodate up to 64 bowlers (as 16 teams of 4).

Bowls, jacks, scoreboards and other equipment is available for your use as part of the function hire.

You also have the option of exclusive hire for an additional fee. We can then guarantee that you will be the only external group to use the facilities during the time of your function.

December is a very popular time for corporate Christmas functions so make sure you book early.

Contact Howard for more information – details on the right.


We work with several of Auckland’s leading caterers and can provide menus to suit any occasion – from small gatherings to large events, from finger food to five course banquets – our experienced caterers can do it all.

Payments for bookings:

Paid on the Day by EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only)

Important Info


  • The greens cost a lot to maintain, so charging a fee is necessary for their use.
  • The basic rate is $30 per person per session, whether Bowling or not participating in the Bowls (bowls included).
  • There is no time limit, although most social games would generally last 2-3 hours.
  • The whole club and greens can be available for a basic fee.
  • Parties of 70 or over can have exclusive use for an extra fee of $200.
  • (Enquires to Howard Sandler, 027 275 6688).
  • NB The club has lights for the greens so play can continue into the night. If lights are required a small charge may be made for electricity usage (they are very bright lights).

Club rules

  • A major rule is Flat shoes only. Any heels can seriously damage the greens. This rule is strictly enforced. Jandals, sandals, bare feet are acceptable.
  • Bad behaviour on the greens or the clubhouse is also not allowed.
  • Any loss or damage to greens, premises or equipment will be charged for.
  • There is no BYO alcohol as it is against the law.
  • No candles - no exceptions.

Frequently asked questions

If you can't see the information your looking for, please contact Howard Sandler on 027 275 6688.

  • Who can play lawn bowls?

    Lawn bowls are an activity suitable for all ages and all fitness and skill levels. Novice bowlers are welcome. An experienced club member will be hand to set you up and give some basic instruction if required.

  • What does the clubhouse offer?

    • Internal table seating for 50
    • Leaners for 30
    • Outside tables and chairs for 20
    • Bar facilities that can be open from before a function, till late
    • Kitchen with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer. Some basic utensils (cups, plates and cutlery for about 80), but no consumables and no tea towels.
    • Toilets – men’s and women’s
    • A pool table
    • A complete sound system with internal and external speaker (accepts client CDs, I-pod connections etc.)
    • Two flat screen TVs (with Sky Sports), and a large pull down projection screen
    • Shower (but soaps etc. not supplied)

  • Does the club supply food?

    The club does not supply food, but we can organise a caterer. Talk to Howard on 027 275 6688 about the options. Club users can supply their own food, and a BBQ is available. The kitchen is available and must be left clean and tidy.

  • Are there BBQ facilities?

    BBQ facilities are available for functions. There are two units (gas is supplied). The units must be cleaned after use, or a $50 fee will be charged.

  • Is there a bar?

    The bar will be open during functions. Drinks available include: -

    • Beers on tap (Lion Red, Tui, Monteiths Dark, Export Gold): $8.50 per handle
    • Bottled beer (Steinlager Pure, Steinlager Classic, Heineken, Heineken Light, Speights, Carlsberg, Amstel Light, Corona): $8.50 per bottle
    • Wines, by glass or bottle Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc: $8.50 per glass
    • Bubbles, by the Glass or bottle, Lindauer Pinot Gris: $8.50 per glass
    • Cider: $8.50 per bottle
    • Spirits and RTDs: $8.50 Doubles
    • Various soft drinks (coke, lemonade, ginger beer and Orange Juice): $4.00
    • Chips and Peanuts
    Prices are reasonable. EFTPOS available.

  • Are children allowed?

    Children are acceptable, but must be well supervised. Young children (under 10 years) and not allowed on (a) the greens (this is a safety issue as a bowling ball in a “drive” can be dangerous), and (b) on the pool table (it is a top-line competition grade table).

  • Is there parking available?

    There is parking for 70 or so vehicles outside the club, but these are generally full and used during normal business working hours. They are mostly free for use after about 5pm in the evening, and at weekends.

  • What is the club location like?

    The club is located centrally, on the edge of the Domain, in a beautiful bush setting.