Welcome to PALBC

Welcome, novices and experts alike to the international sport of lawn bowls. Lawn bowling is easy to learn, very low cost, and provides gentle, healthy exercise and pleasant social company for people of all ages.

Every day thousands of people drive up and down Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto without realizing that tucked away behind the trees and hedge at Embarcadero Road and Cowper Street is one of the most charming lawn bowls facilities in California. We have been a part of the Palo Alto community since the 1930s. When the gates to the club are open, the  public is welcome to visit, watch games, and try bowling using club loaner bowls. All you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes that will not mark the grass. Club members from all corners of the world are often available to welcome visitors and explain the game.

Drop-In Sundays

Here’s your chance to try bowling! We offer free beginning lawn bowling classes for newcomers every Sunday. Just drop in from 1:15 on and join other beginners to learn the fun and quirky sport of lawn bowling.

draw gameWe have all the equipment you need and our friendly volunteer coaches will get you rolling. Wear casual clothes and flat-soled shoes (no heels). Hats, visors, and sunglasses are recommended.

PALBC in the News

A crew from NBC came out for the draw on a lovely December day and interviewed several of our members.