Durban Country Club provides all members with the opportunity to engage in this traditional sport which has shown in recent years an increase in popularity amongst South Africa’s younger generation. The Club provides one bowling green conveniently located near the Clubhouse with overwhelming views within a peaceful and natural habitat. Due to Durban’s favourable climate, bowls can be played all year round with little interruption from the elements.
History of the Bowls Club
Bowls was first introduced to the Durban Country Club in 1930 when the croquet lawn in front of the Clubhouse was replaced by a bowling green. Due to the popularity amongst the members, a second green was created in 1941. By 1967 there were 292 bowlers of whom 163 were men and 129 were women.
The bowling greens are available to all members and visitors for either social or team building activities. Members are entitled to play at no charge and their guests or visitors will pay a green fee of R100.00 per booking. Durban country club can supply the bowling equipment as well as the instructions on the game if required. A maximum of 58 bowlers can make use of the bowling green at any one time. For more information contact the Welcome Desk on 031 313 1777.
The bowls dress code is stipulated from time to time by the SA Bowling Association and subject further to the discretion of the Bowls Committee.
Code of Conduct
The Bowls Committee has recently introduced a Code of Conduct which includes upgraded Bye-Laws for bowlers and members are requested to make themselves familiar with these rules.