Broadbeach Bowls Club
Broadbeach Bowls Club is located in the heart of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, just metres from the beautiful white sandy beach. As the only four green club on the Gold Coast, Broadbeach played a massive part in the 2016 Australian Open and again promises to be a key part of the 2017 event.
As the venue for the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and the World Championships in 2020, it is certainly going to be a busy couple of years for the club, which is currently undergoing renovations to prepare for the influx of major events in the next few years.
With a thriving social bowls program, impeccable greens, fantastic location and friendly staff, the Broadbeach Bowls & Community Club promises to again be a fantastic host for the event.
Broadbeach also runs a number of major club events in the lead up to the Australian Open, including the very successful Blue Diamond Pairs in the immediate lead up to the event. Keep an eye out for details about these events!
- Address: 169 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4217
- Nickname: “Bulls”
- Greens: 4 grass
- Website: www.broadbeachbowlsclub.com
- Facebook: Broadbeach Bowls Club
- Other: Free WiFi, pokies, bar, restaurant
History and Overview
Club Helensvale has long been a heavyweight club on the Gold Coast, and indeed throughout Australia. Currently boasting a number of Australian Jackaroos, Helensvale talent pathway has proved successful over many years. With it’s magnificent facilities, the club has been a host to many state, national and international events, including the World Champion of Champions Singles in 2015 and 2016, and will be a host club for the World Championships in 2020 alongside Musgrave Hill and Broadbeach.
About the Club
The club runs three immaculate greens, with two being floodlight. The club doubles as one of the Gold Coast’s premiere entertainment precincts, with the Blu Bistro restaurant operating daily and the smaller Cafe 22 operating on site for breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as a large gaming precinct.
Club Helensvale is also one of the eight licensees within the Australian Premier League, with the Gold Coast Hawks being owned and operated by the club and featuring three of the club’s stars!
Personalities and Legends
Club Helensvale is well known for producing and nurturing elite bowls talent, and a short glimpse at their current roster shows the quality at their disposal. Current Australian Jackaroos Aron Sherriff, Nathan Rice and Lynsey Clarke headline the approximately 30 state and national representatives hailing from the club.
The club is also home to former Australian great Greeta Fahey, who represented Australia over 50 times and won two gold medals at the 1988 World Championships in the Women’s Triples and Women’s Fours.
Events and Competitions
One of the major events on the national bowling calendar, Club Helensvale host their annual $60,000 5-a-side in September which includes teams from some of the biggest clubs from around Australia.
- Address: 20-28 Discovery Drive, Helensvale QLD 4212
- Nickname: “Hawks”
- Greens: 3 grass (2 lit)
- Website: clubhelensvale.com.au
- Facebook: Club Helensvale
- Other: Free WiFi, fully licensed bar, pokies, limited parking, courtesy bus
Musgrave Hills Bowls Club
Located just north of the Southport and Labrador areas, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club is one of the larger clubs on the Gold Coast and boasts world class greens and a fantastic club facility.
The club has a history of hosting tournaments and events at local, state and national levels, and has been chosen as one of the host clubs for the World Championships in 2020, along with Broadbeach and Helensvale. The club also hosted play on all days of the 2015 and 2016 Australian Open’s, including the Bowlers with a Disability disciplines.
The club boasts three bowls greens, two of which incorporate a shade cover to help protect bowlers from the extreme heat conditions of the Queensland summer, and also houses a large entertainment, gaming and bar area and runs daily buffet catering.
- Address: Corner Kumbari and Markeri Avenues, Southport QLD 4215
- Greens: 3 grass
- Website: www.musgravebowls.com
- Facebook: Musgrave Hill Bowls Club
- Other: Gaming, entertainment, bar, dedicated parking, courtesy bus