Bowls is a sport and activity for all ages and for all abilities. While it’s a gentle non-contact sport, you’ll be surprised how much you move and how much distance you cover, so it’s good for relaxation and for your health.



Why Howick Bowling Club


  • Highly respected Club, one of the biggest in Auckland, with many accolades
  • 5 greens for year-round play
  • Competitive and social bowls to suit all requirements and time restraints
  • Friendly club with good social atmosphere
  • Greens open for practice most times with free access to mats and rink markers etc
  • Inexpensive sport or pastime
  • Host to Auckland, national and even international events
  • Licensed bar




  • Free coaching, Monday and Saturday mornings, all year around
  • No need to join while you learn
  • Modern club bowls available to use at coaching
  • Wear flat soled shoes
  • Coaching enquiries to:, phone: 09 534 5098

What you will need:
The club has bowls available for coaching or members bowls no longer required that can be used initially  – so you don’t need to buy anything until you get serious.

No special clothing is required for coaching, practising or any activities in the winter. During the summer season there are club requirements and the club shirt, jacket and shorts & trousers are available for purchased at the club’s shop.

The club has a shop where you can buy club shirts and jackets and other clothing items and bowls equipment and accessories.

Play Bowls,  is a website managed by Auckland Bowls that has information about bowls.


Social Bowls



Twilight Bowls happens every Thursday evening during the months of daylight saving. We recommend this congenial introduction to bowls and encourage all ages to participate.

We welcome anyone who plays or is curious about playing bowls and we conduct the evenings at a social level. Please note that flat soled shoes must be worn.

New players can be supplied with club bowls each evening. The cost, which includes a light meal, bowls hire and instruction, is $5 for club members and $10 for non club members per person, per evening.

Please register each week via list in club rooms or by phoning Irene 532 8454.

Arrive at the Club by 5.15pm for a 5.30 start.

Notification of cancellation can be obtained by phoning our Cancellation Line 534-5335 after noon on play days.

Here you can find other social bowls or club activities that happen from time to time.




Pick up an application form from the clubhouse, complete the form and give to a coach, a member of the executive, leave in the mail basket at the club office or email to

Make payment by direct credit to 12-3040-0809641-00 entering your name and the word ‘Subscription’ in the reference fields, by cheque attached to the application or cash given to an executive member.

*Applications are considered by the Excecutive at each monthly meeting

*Members joining after 1st January may pay a reduced subscription at the discretion of the executive.
The subscription season commences on 1st July and runs to 30th June the following year. Subscriptions are due by 31st July and prompt payment is appreciated. Subscriptions must be paid before any member takes part in any club championship or represents the club in Inter-Club competition.
Associate members must hold Full or Life membership of another club outside the Auckland Bowling Centre region. Associate members have playing rights but are not eligible to play in Club Championships or to represent the club in Inter-Club competitions.
Social members have no playing rights but may use the club’s other facilities and are included in all mailing lists.