Image: Lowlands Bowling Club

Clubs to visit this summer – Newcastle/Central Coast/Hunter & Manning

by Domenic Favata

We continue our series scanning the country for the clubs you need to visit this summer, with Newcastle/Central Coast/Hunter & Manning next in focus.



Lowlands Bowling Club

Established in 1892 and located within walking distance to the Newcastle CBD and harbour, Lowlands Bowling Club is one steeped in history. The club’s interior has been transformed into a modern and trendy venue for drinks and food, perfect for one of the busiest barefoot venues in Newcastle. With two synthetic greens, you can enjoy year-round bowls, plus a great undercover barbeque area.

Valentine Bowling Club

Situated upon the waterfront of Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the Valentine Bowls Club can boast one of the best club views across the nation to compliment their modern facilities. They have a strong bowling membership of just over 300 and offer both grass and synthetic playing surfaces.


Maitland Park Bowling Club

Another picturesque location with a home in Maitland Park, ‘The Park’ was established in 1902. Continuing to modernise its facilities, Maitland Park offers great food and drink as a very popular barefoot location.


Club Harrington

The Harrington Bowling Club was established in the late 1950s and is situated on the banks of the Manning River with spectacular views out to the Harrington Breakwall and the Pacific Ocean. After 58 years of trading as the Harrington Bowling Club, the club has expanded it’s facilities and services to attract a broader range of customers and is now trading as Club Harrington to reflect this. The club has built a strong bowling membership of 278 and offer grass and synthetic playing surfaces.

Contributions by Mark Whiteman – Regional Bowls Manager (Newcastle/Central Coast/Hunter & Manning)