Join us for the International Sport of Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowling is easy to learn, very low cost, and provides gentle, healthy exercise and pleasant social company.

Every day thousands of people drive up and down Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto without realizing that tucked away behind the trees and the ivy at Embarcadero Road and Cowper Street is one of the most charming lawn bowls facilities in California. Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club (PALBC) has 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 the game, and talk to members about the game.

Visiting bowlers from other clubs anywhere in the world are welcome to join in our draw games at no cost. No need to wear “whites,” just flat-soled shoes. We have loaner bowls for you to use.

PALBC is open year-round for your bowling pleasure.

DRaw Game Schedule

Summer (May through October)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
(Name on the board 15 minutes before game time)

Winter (November through April)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
(Name on the board 15 minutes before game time)

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New to the GAme? Free Lessons

Drop-in on a Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and a coach will be on the green to get you started. Or contact John Hickson,, 650.376.9499 to schedule a free private lesson. If interested in a group lesson, a Bowling Blast is usually offered twice a year, in spring and in summer for five consecutive weeks through Palo Alto’s Recreational Department (see the Enjoy catalog) or directly through the club. There is a small fee for the Bowling Blast.


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