Lawn Bowling? Believe it or not…it's a seriously fun game!
Walt Disney, George Washington and Sir Francis Drake are among some of the famous lawn bowlers.
Come out to the "green" at Little Miami Golf Center in Newtown that is part of the Great Parks of Hamilton County and see why the famous, and not so famous, have made this sport a unique hobby. It's the only place to play within 250 miles of Cincinnati!
Lawn bowling is a fun and friendly game suitable for all ages, and it can be played with one to three-person teams. It is a very unique sport, but has some similarities to curling and bocce ball. The object of the game is to roll grapefruit-sized resin balls, also known as "bowls", on a flat grass green and try to get closest to the target ball, better known as the "jack." The person (team) who rolls their bowl closest to the jack scores a point. The fun part is, the bowls are slightly lopsided and curve when rolled, making it more challenging than you think.
The first two visits to the lawn bowling green at Little Miami Golf Center are free and include a lesson and equipment. You can learn to play the game quickly, but as the story goes, it takes time to master!
Come by yourself or bring a group. We'll provide friendly competition!
WHERE we bowl: Unless otherwise noted in the calendar, the CLBC bowls at the Little Miami Golf Center, Great Parks of Hamilton County. For instructions on how to get there click "Where We Play".
WHEN we bowl: Generally from May through October. Please check the calendar for current dates and times. Other times available for special organization or group needs. Refer to the calendar for specific dates and times. Along with regular bowling dates, we hold Special Open Houses and Monthly Member Tournaments.