Have you tried the game of lawn bowls? A challenging outdoor sport that anyone can play, especially on our fast green where it is all about finesse and concentration and not strength. Great team camaraderie in a lovely natural setting. Most games are mixed male and female. Come join us for a complementary introductory game. For more information call: 831-275-0028


Club Member days Tues, Thur, Sat & Sun

Draw times May 1 thru October 31:

Tues-9:30am, Thurs-12:30pm, Sat-9:30am, Sun-12:30pm
M-W-F by reservation 1-3pm

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, whites are optional on draw days and whites or team colors are compulsory for tournaments.

Call the club at 831-278-0028

Try the game of bowls on a World Class Green

One of only two artificial greens in Northern California, the Santa Cruz Bowls Club is situated in the San Lorenzo Park of Santa Cruz, behind the Paradox Hotel on Ocean Street.


A 120 foot by 120 foot grass or artificial grass surface constructed of a well drained compacted substrate layer leveled to within 1/8" level every ten foot of surface where the bowl when rolled upon the surface travels at a specific speed to meet world standards for tournament play



Ever Wonder How Your Bowls Are Made?

The Science Channel has a program called "How It's Made" and has produced an episode devoted to the manufacturing of lawn bowls.

Using Proper Hand Signals

Members Gary Luttringer& Christine Palochak put together a video training aid for using proper hand signals.

Special 50th Anniversary Memorabilia

Greeting Card

Lovely 5x7 all occasion greeting cards depicting an aerial view of the green are now available. Individual cards are $3.00 each/ 2 for $5.00/10 for $20.00. Pick them up now at the club or order on-line.

Anniversary Bowls Towel

Limited edition 50th anniversay bowls towel.Sold Out

Club Bowls Stickers

club bowls sticker

Gary Lutringer designed these great club bowls stickers and a set of 4 can be yours for the small sum of $5.00






Upcoming Events

Parks and Recreation - Lawn Bowling Classes

Sunday, June 6, 13 and 27 - 12:30-2:00

Two Classes for $20, 3 practice games during club hours





Let's hope we will be able to once again gather with our fellow bowlers outside the club before the summer is gone. We sure miss the Friendship Games!











World Bowls Championships At Potters

Santa Cruz Bowls Club member Lawrence Quill was in England representing the USA in the World Bowls Championships at Potters Resort on January 14th. He faced a very tough opponent in Alex Marshall, number 12 rated bowler in the world. Though unable to prevail he made a good accounting of himself and made us proud he is a Santa Cruz bowler. Well done Lawrence!!

You can find the video of his game along with all of the other matches on YouTube. Just go to "World Indoors Bowls Championship" and look for "Day 6-session 3". You will find all of the other matches there as well.


2019 Club Singles Champion

Jesse May

Jesse May (left) is congratulated by the 2017 & 2018 Singles Club Champion, Amauo To'alepailii



2019 John Brown Friendship Games


2018 Club Singles Champion

1018 Club Champion


Congratulations to the 2018 Club Singles Champion-Again

Aumao To'alepaialii !




On Friday May 20 we gathered to do some spring cleaning.

Pete & Steve prepare new rink markers-carefull with that torch now fellas!

Earl performs his magic brushing routine.


Congratulations to our St Patrick’s mini tournament winners
Carne Clarke and Pete Blacklock. We played the Canadian game of “96” in
pairs and cut throat games . Refreshments afterwards for a gathering of 20
members and guests included outstanding corned beef sliders.






2017 John Brown Friendship Games

Santa Cruz hosted the John Brown Friendship Games on June 7th. The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout of 38 bowlers! Many thanks to Steve Schoenfeld and Jerry Louis who pulled it all together seamlessly.























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