our club

Brett Turnbull

A fun, friendly and inclusive community-focused Club.

Established over a century ago in 1901, Rocky Nook Bowls is a fun, friendly and inclusive community-focused club, co-located with The Auckland Irish Club, in picturesque Fowlds Park, Mt Albert, Auckland.

The club has two natural, open air greens and is the first lawn bowls club in the country to be lit by festoon lighting.

Our Core Values
Fun- we want all our members to have happy experiences and memories using the Club.

Inclusiveness- all members are treated equitably and made to feel welcome with easy access to facilities.

Resilience- members can be confident that they are investing their time and effort for the long-term success of the club.

Well-being- our club provides great facilities in a picturesque environment for the mental and physical benefit of our community.

Pay-to-pay barefoot bowls is available on Fri/Sat during the bowls season (Oct-May).
Free for RNB members
$20pp for future RNB members:
-Friday 5-8pm
-Saturday 1-5pm

And the first Friday of each month in season we host Audio Jacks, beats to accompany the bowls. This night is also Club Night when members can bring 2 guests to bowl for free, and try to win the pot in $2 Corner2Corner and cash in the monthly jackpot member draw.

The full season calendar is here

We also have our own beer available in the Irish Club bar, Jack Attack pilsner by our neighbours, Urbanut Brewing.

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​​​​​​​Rocky Nook Bowls will be happy to arrange bowling activities and will provide all the equipment and coaching for private hires for social and corporate functions.

We can help plan your event whether you just want a fun social or an organised tournament.

Hit the Groups Booking Enquiry link to find out more…