About Us

Mission Statement
To create an atmosphere where our members feel they are never alone and provide members and visitors with an entertainment experience that will encourage them to return.
‘A great place to meet and mingle’

The History

of Burleigh Bowls

The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club’s official opening was in 1937. The greens have seen many changes since then. Extra land was requested from the council during 1939, particularly the east and western sides of the grounds. This eventuated and later we had a green consisting of 16 rinks in line. This proved unsatisfactory owing to playing one way only, causing bare patches at each end. A motion was passed on the 10/10/1958 to divide the green as it is today.

The Nerang Shire Council had offered a site on reserve No.42 and this was accepted. On 24/11/1935, members of the Greens Construction Committee of the Queensland Bowling Association visited Burleigh Heads to give advice and assistance to this fledgling club. A hearty vote of thanks was tendered to these gentlemen from our club members.

James Street, Burleigh Heads. 1920
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club, 1958.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club, 1962.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club, 1997.


Board of Management

Chairman – John Fowler

Deputy Chairman – Paul Hynes

Secretary/ Club Manager- Justin O’Donnell

Treasurer – Philip Westlake

Board Members – Paul Griffiths, Geoff Irwin and Scott Franklin

Ladies Council

President – Sharon Bottrell

Vice President – Jen Burns

Secretary – Lynn Myers

Ladies Councillors – Mary Lewis-White, Jenny Young and Janet Franklin

Selectors – Robyn Griffiths (Head) and Di Pickett

Welfare Officer – Gail McGaveston

Men’s Council

President – Crawford Linton

Vice President – Steve McGaveston

Secretary – Dave Parkes

Men’s Councillors – Greg Pierce, Mike Lawrence and Ross Stubbings

Selectors – Crawford Linton, Dave Kennedy and Ian Mitchell

Welfare Officer – Clarry Nash and Steve Roach

Representative to the Board – Paul Griffiths

Representatives to the District – Dave Parkes

Representative to the District – Crawford Linton and Steve McGaveston


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Gamble Responsibly.

Dress Code

The Club dress code requirements are based on neat and tidy attire (including proper footwear) with an appropriate level of personal hygiene being adhered to at all times. The level of appropriate attire and standard personal hygiene will be determined by the club at it’s sole discretion.

The following are not permitted at any time in the Club:

  • Stained, torn, dirty, ripped or excessively frayed clothing
  • Clothing with obscene or offensive slogans or pictures
  • Unpleasant levels of personal hygiene which are offensive to others
  • Any other clothing deemed not to be neat and tidy by management
  • Swimwear
  • For Males – Designer Singlets allowed up until 6pm
  • Bare feet
  • For males – No hats, caps or beanies after 6pm

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club thanks you for adhering to these dress standards.