FACITIES AT THE COUNTY BOWLING CLUB
 
Our green has a good reputation as a fine playing surface and has been used for the opening rounds of the Southampton Open Tournament. There are normally six rinks (each rink supports one game of up to eight players - four a side) but can be extended to seven rinks if required for special occasions.
 
The Club has a limited amount of off-street parking within the club grounds. There is also car parking on Northlands Road, some restricted to four hours, which is long enough for a game of bowls.

The south facing pavilion dates from the Club's founding and retains most of the original features. A recent extension, funded by a lottery grant, blends in seamlessly. A veranda provides covered seating for spectators from inclement weather or, we hope, the sun.

Separate changing rooms and toilet facilities are provided for ladies and gentlemen with lockers to store equipment and clothing. Notice boards in these areas often advertise surplus clothing and equipment for sale which can reduce the cost of getting started for new players. The club also has a limited selection of bowls, which newcomers are welcome to borrow, while they discover which of the various styles, weights and sizes are best for them.
 


There is a lounge area where the history of the club can be followed from the  Honours Boards, and from photographs and trophies which adorn the walls.  Here, throughout the playing season, tea and coffee can be prepared and biscuits are available.

The well stocked bar is also situated in the lounge and if your tipple is not stocked a word with our Bar Committee Chairman will satisfy your thirst if the product is viable. It is in this lounge, and on the veranda, that many new friendships have been cemented.