A Short History and Overview

Beginning life in May 1921 as the combined Tweed Heads-Coolangatta Bowls Club, the current Coolangatta Bowls Club was founded in 1949.

Every year since 1949, a Commemorative Shield has been played between the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Clubs. The original 1948 Coolangatta Club building consisted of two army-surplus huts joined together, and formed the basis for the current Club.

In 2011 the 90th Anniversary of the joint Clubs of Coolangatta & Tweed Heads was held with events at both Clubs.

The Club enjoys the reputation of being “the friendliest little Club on the coast” and is family orientated and inclusive.

Club Logistics

The club is located on Scott Street in the heart of Coolangatta, adjacent to the lovely Goodwin Park. The club runs three pristine greens, an on-site Chinese restaurant (Feng Shui), bar, Keno and pokies within the Clubhouse.

Personalities and Legends

Many high class bowlers have passed through the club throughout it’s history. Iconic names and former Australian representatives such as Kelvin Kerkow, Rob Parrella, Ian Schuback and Helen Bosisto (to name a few) have represented Coolangatta at stages in their careers.

In 2015, former greenkeeper and member at the time Braidan Leese competed in the Australian Open Men’s Pairs final alongside fellow Queenslander Sam White, finishing runner-up.

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