Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club’s inaugural meeting to form the Club was held on 13th September 1928.  The Club was affiliated to Bowls New Zealand in 1929 and became an Incorporated Society on 17 October 1931. Men only played at the Club until the formation of the Women’s Club in 1953.  The Men’s and Women’s Clubs amalgamated in 1999.

Over the years many changes and improvements have occurred to both the Grass Green and the facilities, including the construction of the Synthetic (All Weather) green in 2002, allowing the game to be played twelve months of the year.  All this has been due to the dedication and voluntary hard work of many Club Members providing manual labour and fund raising.

Many successes have been enjoyed by the Club with members winning various championships at Club, Centre and National levels.

The Club continues in great spirit and looks forward to the continuance of being a successful and thriving sporting club offering those in the surrounding areas the opportunity to play Lawn Bowls.

Plenty of competition and playing opportunities are offered and if you wish to play just socially that is accommodated for also.

The Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club is currently actively involved with Bowls in the schools.  Pupils play for a half day each week throughout the summer season.  This has become very competitive with Centre, Regional and National competitions.

​​​​​​​George Gould is the Club Patron