group bookings

Rocky Nook Bowling Club are happy to arrange bowling activities for work groups or social get-togethers and will provide all the necessary equipment and club stewards- even coaching!

Our greens can accommodate up to 128 bowlers with plenty of shade and seating.

FEES are:
$20 p/p during our regular public hours of 5-8pm Fri, 1-5pm Sat.
No booking is required to bowl during these times for small groups but we recommend contact us via the link below if your group is larger than 8 to ensure we can accomodate you.

$20 p/p outside of these times and there's an additional $50 booking fee, with a minimum fee of $400.
This includes all bowls equipment and basic bowls coaching if required.

A deposit by bank transfer or dosh* of the full amount for all players booked is required to secure rinks.

Additional bowlers can be paid for over the bar on the day but by confirming expected numbers it allows us to reserve sufficient rinks and bowls equipment for your group as well as appropriate club members to steward it and ensure a great experience for your guests.

A full refund will be available in the case of cancellation notice of more than 48hrs, or if bad weather precludes play, less a $50 booking fee.


The main requirement for bowling is that bowlers must wear flat soled shoes (no heels) to protect the greens and there is no smoking, eating or drinking on the greens themselves- on the surrounds of the greens is fine.

Children under 13 are not permitted on the greens and must be supervised at all times when outside. Our natural greens must be treated with care and the weight and size of bowls equipment are not appropriate for tamariki. 

In our experience 2hrs is typically as long as people are interested in at a social event- but additional time is usually available. And bear in mind daylight playing hours- we can bowl after dark on our A Green but all bowling must finish by 9pm in consideration of our neighbours.

RNB can assist with helping plan your event whether you just want a fun social or an organised tournament- we can even help you find a DJ!


We share the venue with Auckland Irish Club (AIC) who manage the venue rooms, bar and kitchen. When you make a group booking enquiry for bowls we will copy them in at to confirm they are able to accomodate your group in the venue.

Sometimes this may mean access only to the outdoor deck area with service via the bar hatch but you'll be advised of this when the booking is accepted.

If you require the bar to be open outside of our public hours of Friday evenings and Saturdays 1-5pm a $225 fee to open and clean the bar may be applicable.
NB: All bar and venue fees are payable to AIC; bowls and greens fees are payable to RNB- transferring of charges between the two clubs is not possible.

This is a licensed venue- there is no BYO alcohol.
​​​​​​​AIC also have BBQ and kitchen facilities (when available) for hire if you wish to self-cater.

If the AIC kitchen is not available then you can cater in to eat outside (pizza, foodtruck, CaterStation, Spit Roast Co., Subway, etc), but this does require checking with AIC first. Again, contact directly about catering or bar requirements.

Here's the group booking enquiry form for bowls

​​​​​​​The greens are typically only open from 1 October to early 1 May- please check the calendar on this website for exact dates this season.

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