Premier Club of the East
         Payneham Bowling Club is one of the largest bowling Clubs in South Australia.


                                                                                           Front view of Clubrooms
There are over 400 members in the club playing in nine open pennant teams on Saturday, five mens teams on Wednesday and four women’s teams on Thursday, on a home and away basis from October to the end of March. With many preseason and post season tournaments and regular social games the green are in use all year round. These teams are known as "The Payneham Panthers".

Approximately 180 people play Nite Owls each Tuesday and Thursday night from October to April. These players are invited to all Payneham Bowling Club functions and tournaments.

There are activities at the Club every day except Sunday, however 4 –6 times per year a Sunday tournament is run where in excess of 180 people attend each of these.

Meals are served on three evenings per week, Functions are held on Fridays, and many Saturdays, where attendance varies between 100 and 250 people, depending on the function.




History of the Club

The first record of a meeting of the Payneham Bowling Club was of that held in the Payneham Institute on 19th July 1920 and at which thirteen intending members attended.  The first president of the club was a Mr. James A.C. Marshall.



James A.C.Marshall

Since this time of foundation, the Payneham Bowling Club has progressed through many different and varied changes and improvements, and remains one of the largest and strongest bowling clubs in South Australia.

The history of the club has been meticulously researched by one of our Life Members, Mr W.P. Holmesby.  His book, "Gardens to Greens" is available at the bar for the very attractive price of $15.00.