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Clubs to visit this summer – Tropical North Queensland

by Domenic Favata

We continue our series scanning the country for the clubs you need to visit this summer, with Tropical North Queensland next in focus.


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Mackay

North Mackay Bowls Club

Self-dubbed as ‘more than just a bowls club’, there’s plenty of reasons to visit the North Mackay Bowls Club. Besides their magnificent undercover complex, get great discounts at their restaurants and bars, take part in some fantastic members promotions plus loads more!

West Tigers Bowls Club

Located south-west of Mackay in Walkerston, West Tigers is the latest bowls club in Australia to have constructed a spectacular, eight-rink covered carpeted green. It is attached to the West Tigers Leagues Club and you can be assured of it being open seven days a week for meals and refreshments. Barefoot bowlers and visitors are always welcome.

Cairns

Marlin Coast Bowls Club

Marlin Coast Bowls Club at Trinity Beach is a fantastic place to take in not only a game of bowls, but some iconic Australian wildlife. Home to countless kangaroos, the club is the perfect location for the animal lovers and families alike, with the undercover venue offering barefoot bowls and a sausage sizzle every Tuesday from 5.30pm. Competitive games are also on offer from Tuesday through to Saturday.

West

Mount Isa is home to two great clubs where you will experience true Queensland country hospitality!

Be sure to slip, slop, slap and have a great time at either Leichhardt Services or Mt. Isa ‘The Island’.

Leichhardt Service’s Bowling Club

Island Bowls Club

Townsville

South Townsville Bowling Club

Have the most fun you’ve ever had playing lawn bowls while meeting new friends at the South Townsville Bowls Club. Visitors are always welcome to take part in the fun, fitness, relaxation, and networking a great game of lawn bowls can offer. The club has held the Standard Cup for three years running, the most prestigious trophy offered in North Queensland, while also possessing their own beer on tap called a ‘Muddie’. This year, South Townsville will also be hosting the 84-year running Dunn Cup over the Queens Birthday weekend in June.

Central Queensland

Blair Athol Clermont Bowls Club

A small club with a big heart, Blair Athol Clermont Bowls Club is located Issac Region approximately 275km from Mackay. Home to a beautiful grass green and the fresh country air, it’s not uncommon for people to leave their mobile phones and all their cares outside when they venture into this little gem.

Contributions by Lesley Bates – Regional Bowls Manager (Tropical North Queensland)