Open House Saturday May 12, 10:00am

Come Try Some Bowls For Free!


Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club's annual Open House Membership drive. A beautiful time of year, this is a perfect opportunity for those who know very little about lawn bowling to get out there and actually try it. Plenty of food, fun, and bowling frolic for all.


Veteran bowlers will be all dolled up in their finest club colors to guide you in the fine art of bowls. If you find out that you like it, you can join right there for a discounted prorated price. 

About Us

Community!

Our Club, established in 1931, is the largest in the USA. LBLBC is situated in Heisler Park over looking the Pacific. 

Experience!

We bowl with soft ocean breezes and the occasional whale watching opportunity.

Play!

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club members, young, old, novice, or veteran enjoy both social and tournament bowls. We provide ongoing complimentary lessons in basics, strategy, etiquette and team games. We are proud to have 100% Bowls USA membership.

Calendar

Bowling Activities

Social Bowls

COMMUNITY BOWLING

Throughout the year, our members join together to bowl 4 times a week for 12 ends.

  • Tuesday 9:45-12:15
  • Saturday 9:45-12:15
  • Sunday 12:45- 3:00
  • Thursday 5:15-7:15 Sunset Pot Luck Bowls (Begins April 5)

These fun gatherings are open to all members without pre-registration. New members are especially welcomed and encouraged to come and learn from the seasoned bowlers.


Tournament Level/League Prep Bowls

TOURNAMENT PREP

  • On an ad hoc basis with Team USA Member, Kim Heiser and rotating instructors.

For members who want to transition to serious League and Tournament play. Challenging weekly practice drills and game, to improve concentration and accuracy. Learn strategy and the rules of League and Tournament play.


MIX IT UP FRIDAYS

  • On-going social/tourney play
  • Fridays 9:45-12:00

Each week is a different style game of Survivor, Cut Throat, Australian Pairs, 2-Jack, and more! You're only welcome to join if you have a taste for fun with a competitive edge!


MAGIC MONDAYS &

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

High level competitive bowlers come together for serious bowling. Many players come from other clubs. Both Monday and Wednesday groups consist of national and international bowlers, challenging the weekly play. Both Monday and Wednesday groups are by special invitation only.

Ways To Enjoy the Club

Lessons

Introductory lessons are complimentary and mandatory for membership.


Two class levels are offered to further your bowling expertise: Level-Novice (your first 2-years of membership), and Level 2-Veteran (the more seasoned player). Visit our calendar for dates and times.


Sign up sheets for all classes are at the front office.

Holiday and Theme Bowling

Good Bowls equals Good Eats! After bowls, get together with other members during the holidays or for Theme Bowls:  Persian Night, Italian Night, Cowboy Night, BBQ, and more!

Practice

Use the greens to better your game. Join friends to work on drills and play.

Membership

It's Easy to Join!

Membership is open to all interested bowlers, Laguna residents or not. If you have been walking by in Heisler Park, or walking along Cliff Drive and have taken a peek at the greens wondering whether it's fun or not, wondering if you should give it a try, then contact the Club for a free introductory lesson.


Lawn bowling is popular in many countries all over the world and has recently shown amazing growth in the USA. In 2016, World Bowls launched the formal process of seeking International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition for our sport! So join us and see what other national and international active people do for fun!


Email:

Email us info@lagunabeachlawnbowlingclub.com to schedule a free lesson and orientation.   Please note that flat soft soled shoes with minimum treads or sandals without a protruding heel are the only footwear allowed on the greens. Bare feet are ok too. Our greens are our most prized and delicate possession and we treat them very gently.


OPEN HOUSE:

Open House is held every May, (next one is May 12, 2018). This event is held on the same day all over the country at Lawn Bowling Clubs to encourage people to give Lawn Bowling a try. The Open House takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Fees

Renewing Members:

Annual Dues $195 / January 1 to December 31 


New Members:

Initiation Fee $50 / One time only (covers name tag and key deposit)

Annual Dues $195  / January 1 to December 31 (prorated monthly until August)


Corporate Events

Bowling For Fun and Team Building!

Our facility is available throughout the year for corporate functions. Enjoy team building and friendly challenge with Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club for up to 60 guests. During events, greens are closed to regular members. Club volunteers work these events to teach and ensure a pleasant experience. We appreciate your choosing LBLBC.


EMAIL:

Email us info@lagunabeachlawnbowlingclub.com for information about our Corporate Event Policy.  

FAQ

  • How do I sign up for club events?
    There are sign up sheets on the doors of the club.
     
  • Can I come down and bowl anytime?
    Yes, unless there is a tournament or private event. We encourage you to practice.

  • What is check in time?
    15 minutes before the start of play.

  • How are lead, vice, and skip determined for tournament and club events? The Game Director for that day will determine who plays which position that day.

  • What if I want refreshments from the fridge?
    LBLBC uses an honor system and you pay for what you consume. Prices are listed on the blue can in the fridge where your payment is to be made.

  • How do I sign up for Weekly Summer Club Social Bowls and Pot Luck?
    And what should I bring? There is no need to sign up. Simply arrive ready to play and bring something to share with all the players, an hors d'oeuvres, a salad, a protein, a side, or a dessert.

  • What is a novice?
    You are considered a novice for 2 years after you join. There are several novice only tournaments and vet/novice tournaments.

  • How do I buy lawn bowling clothing items?
    We have club blue shirts, white shirts, and red, white and blue shirts for sale at the clubhouse. For tournaments at our club you are required to wear a club shirt. Outside tournaments have other requirements but in most cases you and your team should “match”. We also have visors, hats, tee shirts, and measurers, etc.

  • Why are private and corporate events on the calendar?
    Private and corporate events support our financial presence as a nonprofit organization. Bowling and the use of our greens is a city required component of all private events. Events must be scheduled one month in advance for the convenient notification to our members. Many member volunteers help with these events. Let us know if you are interested.

  • Do we have a dress code?
    You are asked to wear club shirts and white bottoms on Saturdays, Sundays, and for Tournaments.

  • Can I bring a non member guest bowling?
    Yes you may bring the same guest up to 3 times a year to introduce them to lawnbowling. Regardless of the number of members in a group the total number of guests is restricted to 6 per day. There is a Guest fee of $3 per guest. Otherwise it becomes a Private Event and will be billed to you as such.  

2018 Board of Directors

  • Heather Stewart - President
  • Jim Howard - Vice President
  • Linda Roberts - Secretary (non-voting)
  • Dennis Lockwood - Treasurer
  • Patrick Gallis
  • Randy Hatfield
  • Kole Carr
  • Stephanie Smith

2018 Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club Committees

Answer Machine Monitoring

Board of Directors


Bowls Equipment & Supply Sales

Curt Bartsch


Calendar

Heather Stewart


Certified Club Coaches

Jim Lyons, Fred Robles, Linda Roberts, Heather Stewart, Wendy Dilda


Club Social Events

Abe Pinnella


Clubhouse Supplies

Jan Bartsch, Linda Winslow


Clubhouse Beverages

Monthly sign up – see list

Coast League

Fred Robles, Linda Roberts


Facilities/Clubhouse Maintenance

Pat Gallis, David Grofik, Bob Leach, Bruce Wheeler


Greens Committee

Curt Bartsch, Joe Regan, Mark Linton


Hospitality

Colleen Jenkins - chair

Jan Bartsch, Marlene Carpenter, Sandy Focht,

Eileen Hoffman, Maureen Kennedy, Madeline McLendon, Dorothy Pinnella


Membership

Jill Edens, Heather Stewart


Merchandise

Curt Bartsch


Practice Bowls Organizer

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Private Events Fund Raising

Martin Edens – chair

See list of helpers


Southwest Division Delegates:

Sheila Conti, Mary Spease

Fred Robles, Reinie Kramer


Sunshine Committee

Linda Roberts


Tournament Committee

Reinie Kramer – chair

Gary Barnes, Kim Heiser, Linda and Scott Roberts, 

Fred Robles


Webmaster

Randy Hatfield


Winter League

Kim Heiser and Randy Hatfield


Contact Us

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Call. Email. Or better yet, see us in person!

Visit: We love our customers, so feel free to visit.

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club

455 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, California 92651, United States

(949) 494-1811

Policy:

Per Laguna Beach City Ordinance all activities held at our club must include bowling. And the premises must be vacated one hour after sunset.