The Friendly Club Where visitors are always welcome


To all Members of Clifton Springs Bowling Club,

The Board, thinking of its members wisely closed the club 2 weeks ago and it will stay that way until such time as we get an all clear to reopen from our Government.  Unfortunately, we are now required to close our bowling club completely for an indefinite period. This means individual practice can no longer continue. It is regrettable that we have to do this, but we need to do this, so that we play our part in keeping everybody healthy and safe.

The Board is going through a very testing time at the moment, with no meetings etc and it is very hard to come to a decision by phone.  However, we will do our very best to keep the Club afloat over the next few months. Thankfully all members of the Board have indicated they will continue in their present positions until such time as the COVID-19 is sorted out.

The AGM scheduled for 3rd May will be postponed to a date to be decided in the future. We actually legally do have 5 months after our end of financial year to have our annual meeting, so hopefully we have time on our side for this.  If this pandemic continues past August there is now a three month extension of time from the State Government, so all is ok there. The election process will also be held over until such time as we are given the all clear to mingle together again. The preparation and audit of the annual Financial Statements still needs to be finished as per usual. However, there is not the same time pressure to get them completed and signed off by the original AGM date.

As you are all well aware all events have been cancelled or postponed, including presentation night, until we can re-open again. This also means Veterans badges not being presented until then as well. The 100 Up Event had some first round matches completed. This event is postponed and will be first club event to complete once we are up and running again.

The financial side is going along quite well, however, you would all realise that we still have monthly commitments to pay and this can be a strain on our finances considering we are not receiving any income while we are closed.  Our monthly commitments are in the range of $3000 per month which hopefully we can cut back on in some areas while we are closed. The Board has agreed to send out membership renewal invoices in the next month or so, in the hope members will understand our plight and hopefully, and where possible pay their fees early to assist us at this time. I can assure you all we will survive and there will be a Clifton Springs Bowling Club after this pandemic resolves.

Barry Oswald, President


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice to BA members


Barry Oswald


Rosemary Sexton


The original Clifton Springs Hotel was located at or about this site wherein a Bowling Green had always been envisaged

Of historical significance is the well documented fact that adjacent to the Bowling Club site are the remains of the first Mineral Springs/Spa development on the Bellarine Peninsula which was established around 1870. Subsequently a Hotel was built together with many jetties to cater for the burgeoning tourist trade as well as water supply, produce and shell grit export. The Hotel burnt to the ground in 1921 and a second hotel replaced it in 1926. This was remodelled about 1957 to become The Clifton Springs Country Club. In 1977 the property was acquired by The Shire of Bellarine. It was later purchased by The Clifton Springs Golf Club and remodelled once again.

It is noteworthy that our Bowling Club now stands on the land once the site of the original hotel’s staff quarters

The Bowling Club is located on the Southern shore of Corio Bay, on the Bellarine Peninsula and immediately west of The Clifton Springs Golf Course.

Ample parking is available adjacent to the Club.

About Us

Our Club is fully licensed,with full kitchen facilities.All staffing is by Members as volunteers ( Including Greens maintenance ). There are three synthetic greens ( only two in use ) and are playable year round.



ONLY $175 per year


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Lockers are also available for $15 per year

Social group enquiries are welcome and should be made either by Phone to 5251 3555 or Fax 5251 1260

Membership Application


Mixed Social Bowls where Visitors are most welcome is played on Thursday afternoons, except for first Wednesday of each month when Mens 2 Bowls Triples is held.

New Members also are most welcome and are afforded free coaching by our qualified and most capable coaches. Loan bowls are available for beginners at no cost.

Practice is encouraged with greens set aside daily by the Greens Director who indicates which Greens are available and the direction of play for that day.

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