Callington Bowling Club

Green 1946

The green in 1948

About our Bowls Club


Callington Bowling Club, which is a Registered Charity no. 1106797, was founded in 1948 and boasts one of Cornwall ’s finest bowling greens with a panoramic club house, large car park, and spectator seating.

The site originally accomodated a bowling green, tennis court, and putting green, and the green was officially opened in 1952 by local politician Isaac Foot.

By the end of the 80’s the hard tennis court had become a Car Park and the Putting Green had evolved via a grass tennis court, then market garden, to an overspill Car Park.

Between 1989 & early 1991 a large part of the clubhouse was rebuilt, electricity & gas central heating were installed. During this time Callington Short Mat Bowls Club was formed.

In 1992-3 the rest of the original Clubhouse & kitchen were rebuilt. In 1994/5 the redundant Telephone Exchange was purchased, from which a workshop, and by 1996 the current Changing Rooms, were made enabling upgrade of the original toilet areas.

During 2005/6 the grassed banks of the green were replaced by paving, all hedges by fencing, the overspill Car Park covered by tarmac, and lighting was installed around the green. Wheelchair access was established from the Car Park to the Clubhouse and on to the green via an automatic ramp. On completion of this Disabled Access Project, Prince Charles opened the green in June 2006 and bowled a few woods

The green is well used throughout the season with men's and ladies' competitive league games, friendly games and club competitions.

Throughout the season we play friendly matches of rinks or triples, at home and away. These are normally weekend games, with the occasional weekday fixture. For many bowlers these games provide the first taste of competitive, but friendly, bowling.

Short Mat bowling is played in the winter months, with three teams playing in the Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls League, so the club is in use all year round. Social events are also held throughout the year.

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