Welcome to Ivanhoe Bowls Club


You can have fun and enjoy yourself at Ivanhoe. We have facilities for competitive, social and barefoot bowls.  We provide a sporting and social environment for you, friends or family to have fun. The club facilities are available for private functions and barefoot bowls.  Friday night happy hour is popular with the local residents providing a community feel to the club. 

Get on the Green Program



Intro to Lawn Bowls at Ivanhoe Bowls Club

Come along and give bowls a try with a 4 week beginners program


Every Tuesday in March 2019.  

(Dates are the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th)


Start at 7 pm ( be there by about 6.45pm) till about 9pm

No prior experience necessary.

What will happen

You will learn about 

  • lawn bowls safety
  • variety of useful skills and techniques to help you excel on the green
  • etiquette
  • scoring 
  • measurement

By the end of the program, the student will be proficient enough to participate in social games at any bowling club.

Come along on the Tuesday 5  March for the first session.

I look forward to seeing you Get on the Green!

Contact Alan on 0425 759 581 for further information or indicate your interest.




Get on a roll with bubs

Babies are on board with lawn bowls under a Mums and Bubs on the green initiative at Ivanhoe Bowls Club. The new program, a partnerships between Bowls Victoria and Vic Health, aims to get new mums out of the house and onto the green.

Bowls Victoria female participation manager Neil Gray said that it provides a safe and comfortable environment for new mums to meet others, enjoy a gentle game of bowls and a coffee.  It's about getting mums active again in a low impact activity. It doesn't matter whether the participants are newcomers to the game or more experienced.  

Mums on the Green will be held every Friday at the club, John St Ivanhoe from 2pm.

Bowls - It's a brilliant sport played worldwide

Lawn Bowls is a sport that anyone can play, regardless of age or ability. It's easy to learn and can be as relaxed or as competitive as you want to make it. Video courtesy of Bowls Canada.


Ivanhoe Gala Day

Gala Day was held at Ivanhoe on 20 September.  We had 24 sides playing 4s with a lady skip.  We had local clubs including Rosanna, Greensborough, City of Heidelberg, Eltham, Princes Park, Doncaster and local Ivanhoe sides.

With two games of 12 ends you needed to win both games to be in the winners circle.

The day was sponsored by Capricorn Travel in Ivanhoe. 

The winners of the day was a Rosanna  side skip by Aileen Lundberg.




Ivanhoe Classic

This year’s Good Friday Classic was held in near perfect weather conditions, with the green being in excellent condition. Twenty-two teams competed with representation from 18 different clubs.

The competition was fierce with the winners and place getters being decided after the last game of the day. With no four game winners, final places were separated by small shots up percentages.

The winners - David McCutchin, Francis McCutchin, Matt Aggis and Rod Kerrison from Greensborough.

The runners up - Robin Doherty, Margaret Hunt, John Head and Pauline Bennett from Rosanna.

Everyone enjoyed the day, with many vowing to return again next year.

Classic Winners

 Angoves Tournament

The 13th Angove Tournament for Division 2 and below was played at Ivanhoe on Sunday, 4th February.

Twenty-four teams representing ten clubs played, with Rosanna BC providing great support for the tournament with seven teams.

The weather conditions were perfect (25 degrees), with both greens running truly and a great day was had by all.

Jacob Lowde from Angoves attended for lunch and stayed on to present the prizes at the end of the day.

There was only one three game winner (Ivanhoe, skip -Warwick Carbis).

The Runners up were (Doncaster, skip - Matt Cursio) coming in with two wins and a draw.

Best 1st Game, Lalor (skip - Wayne Hutson).

Best 2nd Game, Ivanhoe (skip - D. Sexton).

Best 3rd Game, Alphington (skip - G. Payne)


 John Barleycorners Visit


The Club hosted 27 Barleycorners and 21 Ivanhoe players for the annual event. A fun night of bowls was followed by the traditional Alby Clark “corned beef” gourmet dinner. 




Child Safe Policy and Standards

Ivanhoe Bowling Club has put in place policies and procedures to ensure that Child Safe Standards are embedded to guide and support the delivery of the safest environment for all participants as required by legislation from the Victorian Government.

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