Welcome to the Princes Park Lawn Bowls Club
Located at the northern end of Princes Park, between the Carlton Football Ground and the lake, the Princes Park Bowling Club has been a Melbourne institution for over one hundred and twenty five years.
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Princes Park Bowls is available for function hire, from weddings to Christmas parties, make your function a winner in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful surrounds with a fully licensed bar in a park.
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Barefoot Bowling
Let the grass grow under your feet! Barefoot bowling has arrived at the Princes Park Bowls Club in Carlton. We supply the bowls, and the basic coaching you need to have a fun afternoon on the grass. You supply the bare feet.
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Princes Park Bowls Club. A fully licensed bar in a park

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Princes Park Bowls is available for function hire, from weddings to Christmas parties, make your function a winner in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful surrounds with a fully licensed bar in a park.

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Barefoot Bowls

Let the grass grow under your feet! Barefoot bowling has arrived at the Princes Park Bowls Club in Carlton. We supply the bowls, and the basic coaching you need to have a fun afternoon on the grass. You supply the bare feet.

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Our History

With more than 130 years doing what we do here at Princes Park Bowls Club you can be sure we have it down to a fine art. Our rich history includes many pennants and other championship wins.

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Welcome to Princes Park Bowls Club

We love our lawn bowls and would like to encourage you to join us and try the game in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our club is open to everyone: pennant players, social and barefoot bowlers, as well as being available for your next function hire. And, of course, our club is licensed, with a great range of drinks for your next party.

What our clients say about us

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Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club

Situated in Princes Park Carlton we offer fun and good times to all!
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Loyalty to ONE club.We played against a gentleman yesterday who proudly told us that he'd been a member of Caulfield Park for 35 years." I joined up 35 years ago. And I'm still here."What a difference to those bowlers who regularly change clubs every two or three seasons. Occasionally they don't even last a season before storming out over some incident or other.Every club has had them come through at some stage. They're never quite settled or happy. And invariably it's ALWAYS someone else's fault.And if they possess a Messiah complex...heaven help those that don't see it their way.The selectors, the president, the skips are ALWAYS the problem." You have to excuse me, I can't bend down to pick up the mat or mark touchers ( at 88 he was most certainly excused ). "However he could deliver most text book shots like the season campaigner that he is.Well Mr Pekelman, Princes Park Carlton salutes you for your 35 years service to your ONE club...Caulfield Park Alma. ... See MoreSee Less
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The thrill of victory...and the agony of defeat.Our Firsts had a resounding win against MCC this afternoon 63- 29. Whereas our Seconds were given a 'spanking' at Caulfield Park Alma.We went there sitting Top of the Table and CPA were at the bottom of the ladder.Roosters to feather dusters in the space of 22 ends.But that's why we love bowls.We need to keep our feet firmly on the 'green'.Looking forward to Home games next Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
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Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club
"The Carlton Classic 2024" Event Wrap Up! 🥳So.... Last month saw the return of the infamous Carlton Classic tournament to PPCBC & what an amazing day it was! 🤩💖With the sun shining & our greens running slick as can be, teams came from all over Melbourne to compete for the title, and oh boy did they put on a show for us all! ☀️Check out some of the highlights 😍The Carlton Classic 2024 was proudly supported by our good friends at Young Henrys, Nelson Alexander, Specsavers Australia, & Aveo 💖#bowlsaustralia #princespark #bowlsclub #tournament #carltonnorth #younghenrys #nelsonalexander #specsavers #aveo #melbourne ... See MoreSee Less
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The Politics of Selection- Stiff Competition Our Firsts are sitting second on the ladder and our Seconds are undefeated and Top of the Ladder in the Inner City Winter Competition. We've seen some of our newish members impress and they're keeping some of our more established members on the bench most Saturdays. Historically just about everyone got a game in the Seconds ( not this season )...there's real competition for a spot. Selection is invariably fraught with discontent ( you can't please everyone, can you Andrew ). Former member Ivan Gaal took his dissatisfaction with selection further than most, once berating his friend and former president Santo Caruso." I didn't escape Soviet tanks( Hungary in 1956 ) to end up a member at a Socialist Bowls Club."Ivan was easily dissatisfied...6 different clubs in a decade is testament to that. Santo was fond of giving Lost Blokes a go. Some days we looked like a Sheltered Shed collective when Santo was in charge of selecting and Ivan would rant his disapproval."Unlike you bozos, I was an elite athlete. I've always aimed for on field excellence."Well there's been some excellent bowling from our new members so far this season.Yes, it's an exciting time ( and a competitive one ) to be member of Princes Park.Let's keep up that stiff competition ! ... See MoreSee Less
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Another perfect Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club Day.With both sides having convincing home wins.The Firsts beat Brunswick 78-42The Seconds beat Richmond Union 83-52.Anthony played his first game of Pennant today.Alongside Sharryn Bowman, one of our longest serving members. And our Golden Girl Viv in the background cheering us on.Just a Perfect Day ! ... See MoreSee Less
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