Isle of Man Flat Green Bowling Club | Official Website

Isle of Man Flat Green Bowling Club | About Us

The Isle of Man Flat Green Bowling Club's home is located at Onchan Pleasure Park in front of the Boating Lake. The Club is the only Flat Green on the Island, which is predominantly a Crown Green Bowling environment.

Established in 1977 and officially opened by the Chairman of the Onchan Commissioners in that year. The Club should have been opened in 1976, however, too much fertiliser was put on the lawn causing the green to burn and was unplayable until the following season.

New players will be made most welcome regardless of experience and ability. We can lend you a set of bowls until such times as you get your own. The informal nature of our meetings make it ideal for the novice bowler to learn the ropes. Our more experienced bowlers will be happy to provide you with basic tuition on the skills of the game.

Bowls is a sport that can be played by all age groups and men and women can play and compete together. It provides gentle anaerobic exercise but do not underestimate its contribution to your overall fitness and well being. It also provides many social benefits and an opportunity to make new friends. If you are new to the Island then it is an excellent way to integrate into the community.

Bowls compared to other sports is relatively inexpensive, the basic equipment you need is a set of bowls (which can be bought second hand and last a lifetime) and a pair of heelless flat shoes. Club fees for this year are £20 (£10 for new members), this includes all competitions, plus you will need an annual season ticket from Onchan Commissioners (bought through us) which will allow you to use both the flat and crown greens for £56.00 for the full season. Great value!

Why not come along to any of our Club meetings and try our sport, you may be surprised at how enjoyable it is, just make yourself known to any of our players or contact our Secretary for further information: secretary@iomfgbc.com