McLaren Vale Bowling Club
“The home of the Mighty Crushers”
The rationale behind our thinking:
There are a few notable exceptions, but in general it’s the passion for our game that fosters the energy within our club. Club leaders and members must use their wisdom, foresight and guidance to continually nurture and stimulate the passion of our bowlers because ultimately it’s this accumulative pool of enthusiasm and energy that provides the strong pulse for our unique place within the heart of our community.
To continually improve the experience enjoyed by our bowlers and other visitors.
To be the club of choice for bowlers and the community.
- Club Excellence
We will strive to be leaders in all aspects of being a club, be it on or off green.
We will implement financial, membership and management strategies to ensure the club’s ongoing viability.
- Community involvement
We will endeavor to provide opportunities for community involvement in everything we do.
- Enjoyment by all
The fundamentals of a successful club are that it be a happy club. Providing the environment where everyone can enjoy themselves is a key to our future success.
- Success on the green
We pride ourselves on our long history of developing successful players and being a successful club. Our aim is to continue this as our club is ultimately judged by our performance on the bowling green.
- Ongoing Improvement
We will continue to review all aspects of our club and make improvements as opportunities arise. These need not all be large as many small improvements provide a similar outcome. Working towards our long term vision is what is important.
McLaren Vale Bowling Club has been an integral part of the town’s landscape for many years and in 2013 we celebrated our 75th Anniversary. Situated in the main street of the township with its car park entrance on Tatachilla Road, the club, which has one Santa Anna grass green ‘C’ plus two Tiff grass greens ‘A’ & ‘B’, is one of the most successful South Australian country clubs both on and off the green. During the season we field six Saturday Pennant sides and three Thursday teams both of which play in the Great Southern Association competition. Over the next season green ‘C’ will be converted from Santa Anna to Tiff grass.
Our club house which was built in three stages over 63 years offers a restaurant quality kitchen, a professionally run bar and seating for 160 people. Over the years it has been a venue for Weddings, Anniversaries, Cabarets, Quiz Nights and a wide range of business meetings and offers a safe environment for family groups. Each Friday night other than over the Christmas period the club is open for meals and you don’t need to be a member to enjoy some culinary delights, raffles and the atmosphere that comes with a country bowling club. Orders are taken from 5.30pm and the fully stocked bar offers a “Happy Hour” from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The clubhouse has undergone renovations in 2015 to enhance the ambiance for all to enjoy.
We also have a very successful darts section who play on Tuesday nights. They currently have six teams which all reached the finals of their respective division this season. Next season they are increasing to eight teams. They are always looking for new players – if interested refer to ‘Darts MVBC’ or ‘Contacts’ on this website.
Everyone is welcome so if you are staying at the caravan park, the motel or any of the local bed and breakfast establishments or just passing through, call in and catch up with our friendly members. We are fortunate to have two local wineries, Bent Creek and Sabella as our major sponsors and we offer a wide range of quality reds and whites. If you are a bowler we have Wednesday & Saturday social bowls and you can enter by calling 8323 8448 before 11am on the day. As well the greens are open every day except Monday and you are sure to be pleased with our Ashley Whiley prepared greens which are considered some of the best grass surfaces in the State.
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