Welcome to all

Welcome to McLaren Vale Bowling Sports & Social Club Website. We hope you enjoy the website and if you are a visitor to McLaren Vale pop in for a drink and enjoy our friendly atmosphere especially on Friday nights when we have meals and drinks are at club prices. Also we have a happy hour on Friday nights 5.30 – 6.30pm. Meals on Friday nights are served 5.30 – 7.30pm.


Xmas/New Year Dinner Dance

Christmas / Nearly New Year Dinner-Dance.

December 29th 2018 – 7pm start
Music by the fabulous ‘CHESTERFIELD’
Admission by ticket only. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Cost: $35 includes meal.
These tickets are on sale to members for the next two weeks then will be opened up to the general public. These tickets WILL go quick. Do not delay.
Contacts John Bates 0456735151 or Clive Patterson 0408898315

President’s Day

We have our Men’s President’s Day on Friday 9 November. It is 2 games of 15 ends of Men’s Fours and 9:30 for 10:00am start.

Please see the attached flyer with all of the details.

I would greatly appreciate, as would our President Norm, if you could enter a team in this tournament. Ask your fellow Club members and make up a team, or even better, invite friends from other clubs to join you. If you work organize a RDO or chuck a sickie and have a long weekend and a great day of bowls, good prize money, good food and wine on the table.

There is an entry form in the club rooms to enter a contact name and mobile number for your team, or alternatively, send me a return email confirming your team entry and I will add to the list.

Look forward to your participation on Friday 9 November for our President’s Day Tournament.

Kind regards
Peter Guerin
Tournament Director


Temporary Carpark

Alternative parking during car park upgrade.

During the construction of the new car park there will be no access available from Tatachilla road. Access is available from the Main road entrance only. This restriction will be in place from Monday 23rd July 2018 until Monday 17th September 2018.
Car parking for users of the club will be available on the vacant land to the West of the club house. The entry point is at the Southern end of the Institute Hall driveway.

People using this area are reminded to be aware of the uneven surface and low lighting at night.


Super League


Bowls SA have been conducting a review of their events, state pathways and the commercial opportunities for the sport of bowls within SA, and in doing so have identified a new prospect for growth and opportunities. The SA Super League is designed to be a state-wide, dynamic, fast paced format of the game, which clearly defines the journey from local club to state and national pathways. They are pleased to have support from Lion Nathan, SportsCentre, The Advertiser and the City of Salisbury in creating this new competition.

To read full article follow the shortcuts below:

SA Super League launch article

SA Super League FAQ’s



Administrator of the Year

Administrator of the year awarded to Peter Guerin

The Administrator of the year award celebrates those that keep their clubs and associations ticking, with their often behind the scenes efforts doing the ‘office work’ enabling great success for hundreds of others out on the greens. Congratulations to our 2018 winner: Peter Guerin of Mclaren Vale District Bowling Club a very deserving winner who was unfortunately unable to attend the Award ceremony last night.

Xmas in July

Picture this scene!!
A cold night! A warm venue. Good company with friends &/or family around you. Great music with a seven-piece band playing great music. A heart-warming meal with soup and then Turkey or Chicken, stuffing roast potatoes, veggies & Yorkshire pudding with a nice dessert to finish. All washed down with good beer or wine.
A bit of dancing… if you fancy!

Doesn’t that sound great!!…….. You can have all this!!

All you need to do is get a group together, or you can come by yourselves, and reserve seats at the McLaren Vale Bowling Sports & Social Club Christmas in July Dinner Dance – but be quick, there are only a limited number of seats available.
Date: 28th July – 7pm start. $35 pp.
Music to top Adelaide band CHESTERFIELD.

Contact: John Bates 81849140 or Clive Patterson 0408898315

Membership Fees

To all.

2018 – 19 Club fees are now due and must be paid no later than 24th September 2018.

Please note that the Club Membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June.

Fees are as listed below:

Full Member – $195.00

Associate Member – $145.00

Junior Member (under 18years) – $55.00

Social Member – $10.00

Introductory Fee (all 1st year Full Members) – $130.00

Access to Greens Membership – $80


Car Park update

Hi All

Please find attached for your information the latest Concept Plan for the driveway and car park at the Bowls Club. This plan along with a lighting plan will be submitted to Council for Development Approval. Copies of the Concept Plan and Lighting Plan will be displayed in the Club.

Also please remember that the speed limit in the driveway and car park is 5 km per hour, which is walking pace. At this time of the year it is quite dusty and limiting your speed not only reduces the dust it is paramount for the safety of our members, visitors and the children from the adjoining Montessori Centre, so please make sure you adhere to the speed restrictions.

Landscape Concept 11217