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Club Details

History and Overview

Located within the heart of the Southport area and surrounded by high rises, Southport Bowls Club was established in 1914 and is the oldest bowls club on the Gold Coast. Celebrating its centenary in 2014, the club continues to be a fantastic venue at the heart of the main Gold Coast strip.

About the Club

The club boasts three fantastic greens and a large clubhouse, along with ample off-street parking facilities for visitors. Southport is the home to one of the most successful Jack Attack programs in Australia, and hosts many social and barefoot bowls events outside of Jack Attack.

Personalities and Legends

Southport have recently had some success at high level events, with the club’s greenkeeper Alan Elliott and Cliff Hawken taking out the Over 60’s Queensland State Pairs title in 2016. The club will have many members competing in the Australian Open, looking for their fair share of the prize pool!

Events and Competitions

Southport runs one of the most successful Jack Attack programs around the country, and the club’s Tournament Coordinator Brad Carbis told us the program has been a huge success at attracting new members. “We have picked up a number of new players, including some who have begun to play regularly at the club. More importantly, they are great people as well as good bowlers.” said Brad.

Southport is no stranger to hosting large tournaments, playing host to the Pan Pacific Masters Games among others, and being a major club throughout the 2015 and 2016 Australian Open’s.

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