Mission Statement

To promote and encourage the sport of Lawn Bowls in Saugeen Shores and provide fun opportunities for local people and visitors to participate in the sport.
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For those who enjoy sunshine and social activities,
for those who like having FUN while getting some light exercise,
for those looking for a low-cost recreation,
try lawn bowls, the outdoor sport for all ages!

Lawn bowling is an outdoor sport and a social activity. Anyone from age 10 to 110 can enjoy lawn bowling. You only need flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. Our club provides the lawn bowls to guests and first-year members.

Check out our Social Bowl & Brews on Friday evenings June 14 through August 30, 2024!

Gates open at 6 p.m. and admission is $10 for non-members. Cash bar.


Come and experience:
• A fun, gentle outdoor sport
• A casual, relaxed atmosphere
• Meeting new people
• Excellent equipment and facilities

We’ve been around since 1910 and offer:
• Free “learn to bowl” lessons
• All the equipment you need to bowl
• Regular “tag draw” games
• Regular jitneys (games) during the daytime or evening
• Unlimited play and practice time
• Tournament competitions

Everyone is welcome to visit. Just watch games or join and receive free instruction from experienced coaches. No partner is needed. All you need are flat-soled shoes or sneakers (with no heels). Members are welcome to wear whatever clothes suit their style and comfort. The special balls (the bowls) used to play the game can be borrowed from the club. New members normally use the club’s bowls until they decide to purchase a set of their own.

Unlike the sports of alley bowling and bocce ball, to which lawn bowling is sometimes compared, lawn bowling does not use a ball. It uses a bowl. If one can imagine a ball with the sides ‘squeezed-in,’ this somewhat describes the shape of the bowl used in lawn bowling. The bowl is delivered so that it ‘rolls’ on the curved surface between the ‘squeezed-in’ sides. The way in which the lawn bowl is made – one ‘squeezed-in’ side slightly heavier than the other – forces the properly delivered bowl to follow a curved path; in fact – unless thrown at a very high speed – it is virtually impossible to make it follow a straight path. It is this feature of a curved path that gives lawn bowling its greatest challenges, interest, frustration, mystique, strategies and ultimate satisfaction.

The gentle sport of lawn bowls shares this curved path feature with curling. Sometimes, lawn bowling is referred to as “curling on grass.” In fact, these two sports share many terms, such as skip, head, weight, draw, take-out, hog line, amount of ‘ice’/’grass’ and jitney, but not sweeping. The curved path feature gives rise to some interesting and varied elements of delivery technique and game strategies. From tradition, many of us have a ‘mental picture’ of lawn bowlers outfitted in white, long-sleeved blouses or shirts and long skirts or pants. This is no longer the required attire for lawn bowling. For most events, attire is strictly the bowler’s personal choice.