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

Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club

Situated in Princes Park Carlton we offer fun and good times to all!
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Our Midweek Pennant team had a convincing Semi Final win over City of Melbourne yesterday. And has now booked a Grand Final playoff. One of our former members would often downplay the Midweek competition, calling it 'Pensioner Pennant'.Well our Princes Park Pensioners have done our club proud this season.Here's to celebrating another PPC flag ! ... See MoreSee Less
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Carlton ClassicSunday 21st AprilOur annual showcase event isn't a 'proper' tournament.... it's a fantastic day to celebrate the beautiful game of bowls with some of the most colourful characters in town. Once they've played in one...they invariably come back for more.Get your entry in NOW. ... See MoreSee Less
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It all boiled down to the last game of the season. There was a slight chance of being relegated in the event of losing today. However all 4 rinks won. I asked Julian for a rundown of the game ( I'm overseas and I needed eyewitness accounts)But he only wanted to talk about HIS SHOTS." There were 15 other PPC bowlers on the green today Junior. "Well done today TEAM ... See MoreSee Less
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She was on track to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964...and an untimely injury intervened. She didn't win gold at Tokyo, however she became our Golden Girl.The way Viv became a member of Princes Park is a colourful story. We first met her as a regular opponent. Our then president Santo Caruso took a shining to her. He'd regularly flirt with opponents ( he fancied himself as a ladies man )." I think you're a member of the wrong club...I reckon you'd be happier with us Viv."The opposing team manager overheard this and sternly said, " Tell your president to stop flirting with Viv. She needs to concentrate on her Line and Length."Viv's a woman that enjoys the company of men, her team manager was a woman that reluctantly tolerated their presence. And our then president wasn't one she wished to tolerate.She reminded me of those Irish Nuns that taught in Catholic Schools when I was a boy. Stern women who didn't tolerate any dissent or diversion from 'scripture' .Fast forward a few seasons and Viv walks into Princes Park with her signed transfer papers and cheekily asks, " Where's that wonderful man ? "By that stage Santo had been OUSTED as our president and was living in Adelaide. We'd had our version of the Rudd-Gillard, Abbot-Turnball upheaval. It was a colourful time in our club's history ...and so were the characters caught up in the changing of the guard. Our current president Blair stormed out of an AGM with, "Santo, you're a nice guy, but you're the worst president I've come across in bowls."Viv quickly got over Santo's departure and is still our Golden Girl after all these years. ... See MoreSee Less
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