A hot zone of cool
These days $5 won’t fetch you a great deal, but at the Rawhiti Bowling Club you can make it go far with a full day of unlimited outdoor bowling.
Surprised? Don’t be. For over 95 years, the Rawhiti Bowling Club has been the destination of choice for the young crowd, families, and everybody in between, looking for good, clean enterFull membership costs tainment. $200, first year limited,
With a slew of faciliassociate and student ties, including a well-apmembership is just $60 pointed club house, three for the first year, and the championship qualsocial membership fee of ity greens, and a fully li$20 a year allows you to censed bar, this Remuera take advantage of the landmark is poised to be club’s low prices. For inthe hot zone of cool in stance, you can buy beer the city’s entertainment for approximately $4 at scene. Not bad for a club the fully licensed bar. established in 1913! Now that’s something
Open to both men you can raise a toast to! and women, the club’s The Rawhiti Bowling sunny greens have been Club makes an excellent the venues for various venue for your functions, tournaments, and will parties and corporate be part of the National meetings. Their spacious Championships in Januclub rooms are available ary 2009. for hire at competitive
You can choose to play rates. with family and friends “We can organise all or spar against other arrangements, including club members. But one caterers, to make your thing’s certain - the imevent a success,” says maculately kept greens Jamie Hill, greenkeeper will get your adrenaline and club manager. going! Jamie, who hails from a bowling family, represented New Zealand in the 2007 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. He’s been a full-time greenkeeper for the past 10 years, and plays for Auckland, time permitting.
“We encourage people of all ages to try their hand at bowling. This is a healthy activity in a safe place,” says Jamie. “And we provide free coaching.”
There’s also an indoor bowling facility for days when the weather plays spoilsport.
They are open seven days but you might want to give them a ring before arriving.
The Rawhiti Bowling Club is located at 14 Rangitoto Ave, Remuera. Phones: 520-2658, 0274-8000-59.
Class apart: Greenkeeper Jamie Hill, who represented New Zealand in the 2007 Commonwealth Games, provides free coaching at the club.