~ In line with Government and City guidelines for managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club is open to members/guests for bowling, but WITH RESTRICTIONS as detailed on our Home Page. Further updates will be notified as they become available. Stay safe and stay healthy! - The Board

Club Overview

Current Club

The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club is a fully affiliated member of the SE Division of Bowls USA, and is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

We are conveniently located near downtown Sarasota, Florida at 809 North Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41), at the intersection of Hwy 41 and 10th St.

Bowlers of all levels of experience are welcome, and we welcome bowlers from all over the USA and the world, with our current membership including Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh and other European countries, many being seasonal “snow birds”.

Fall/Winter Schedule (Early November – Early April)

o   Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jitney (Open Bowling) Sessions at 1:00 PM.  Friday is also President’s Draw Competition

o   Saturdays 10 AM– Open Bowling, New Bowler and Bowler Development

Spring/Summer Schedule (Early April – Early November)

o   Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jitney (Open Bowling) Sessions at 10:00 AM

o   Tuesdays and Thursday 7:00 PM – Jitney (Open Bowling), New Bowlers and Bowler Development

o   Saturday 10 AM Open Bowling, New Bowlers and Bowler Development

 See our Calendar page for more details or restrictions.

For beginners this exciting outdoor sport is easy to learn.  See this Sarasota News Network video profile LINK

We offer free lessons. Just bring flat soled shoes. No partner needed.

We look forward to your visit.


Club History

The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club remains one of the oldest, historic sports clubs in Florida, and was established in 1927.  This was the same year that Charles Lindbergh made the first powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris, work was started on building Mount Rushmore, Stalin took control of Russia, the world’s first transatlantic telephone call was made, Ford began selling the A-Model, and the first “talkie” movie – The Jazz Singer – was released, signaling the end of the silent-movie era!  A truly historic time!

SLBC Hostorical Pic crop

In  1934, a private group deeded the City of Sarasota the 42 acres to the city to maintain and keep the land for recreational use and the club moved its greens from McAnsh Park.  Today the Garden Club, Memorial Auditorium and the Lawn Bowling Club have an historical  designation with the US Government and are the three oldest tenants on the property.  Few clubs or businesses have been in our community as long as the bowling club.


Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club Overview