Palo Alto
Lawn Bowls Club




Bowls USA

As a member of Palo Alto LBC you are also a member of the BUSA, and eligible to compete in regional and national tournaments. See


See Our Club for 2015 Membership Fees and Forms. Everyone welcome.

Winter Bowling Hours

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12:30 p.m. draw
Sunday 1:30 pm draw

Be there 15 minutes early
or call!

Library Catalog

A list of all the books in our collection!

Free Trial Bowling Lessons
Free loaner bowls

See our Beginners' Section for details. All ages welcome.

Also, free coaching for those trying to improve. Or join a course. Call John Hickson. See the Contact Page.

Dues are Due First of the Year

Full club membership is only $135 per year
Dual Members are $80 per year
Associates are $30 per year
(no bowling privileges)

You can now pay online using
Paypal or a Credit Card

Now you can read an electronic copy each month of our Wicks newsletter right here. See the Wicks Archive.

2015 Calendar

Don't Miss Anything!

Steps to Joining the Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club
It’s really very easy to become a member.
Here is what to do, and what to expect.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Try lawn bowling and see if it’s for you. Join us for a lesson by contacting one of our head coaches, John Hickson ( or Terry Hogan (etelhogan@ You may also come out for casual lessons on Sundays at 1:15.
  2. Fill out an application. Download it from the web site here or you can get one from your coach. Turn it in to your coach or mail to PALBC, 474 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301.
  3. You will be notified of your acceptance. Pay your membership dues by check to PALBC, PayPal on our website, or in person. Annual membership is $135 for full bowling membership, $80 for a dual membership, $30 for an associate (social, nonbowling) membership. Dues are prorated during the year. New full and dual memberships require a $20 fee for a name badge and club key.

Here's what you get:

  • Full members will receive a name badge, a key to the gate and equipment and some literature. For a $20 deposit you can rent a locker to keep your equipment.
  • You may use club bowls to experiment with different sizes to determine what works for you. As you get better and play more often you will want to acquire your own set of bowls. Used equipment is available as well as advice on purchasing new equipment.
  • You may work with a coach or other members to get up to speed on the basic rules and skills until you are approved for draw games. You may also come out and practice on your own. (You have a key!)
  • You will receive a “lead” draw chip that stays at the club and is used for the randomly selected teams on draw game days. The Club has draw games throughout the week and week end. (draw schedule)
  • You will begin receiving the monthly newsletter, Wicks.You will also receive invitations to the Club’s popular social events throughout the year.

The folks from NBC came out for the draw on a lovely December day. They interviewed several members and caught some footage of the games.

See for all the national news on lawn bowling in the USA, including a new video competition and US Fan Facebook group.


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