Donvale Bowls Club is approximately 20 km east of Melbourne located in the Mullum Mullum reserve at the the corner of Springvale and Reynolds Rds., Donvale. The club has two bowling greens, a grass green and a synthetic green with lights, these greens enable the members to bowl all year round.
Our members enjoy competitive pennant bowls together with a wide range of social bowls events, bowls tournaments, social functions and outings.
Pennant Bowls is played from October to March. Currently the club fields 7 teams playing in the Midweek Pennant competition (Tuesday) and 7 teams in the Weekend Pennant competition (Saturday), as well as 2 teams playing in the Tuesday Night Pennant competition.
Social bowls include Twilight Bowls played on Wednesday evenings in summer as well as two monthly Wednsesay summer competitions and other regular tournaments. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday social bowls are organised in the off-pennant season. Members can practice at any time as long as rinks are available.
Coaching and development sessions are available for all club members. New members are offered coaching with a club coach. Club coaching is provided free of charge to members.
Our goal is to be a “vibrant, growing and successful Club”.
Donvale Bowls Club is located on the site that was previously ‘the White family orchard’. The White home was used as the original clubhouse. A member of the White family is currently a bowler at Donvale
With a dedicated group of foundation members, led by President Peter Sellers, the grass green was officially opened on Saturday 27th August 1988 by the then Doncaster-Templestowe City Mayor, Cr. Bill Larkin.
The first pennant teams were entered in the 1988/89 season and Donvale’s first game of pennant was played on Tuesday 27th September 1988.
A new clubroom was officially opened on Saturday 22nd November 1992 and the old farm house re-located to another site. In 2012 the clubroom was extended and refurbished. In 2021 a new outside verandah and Al Fresco dining area was opened.
To allow the club to provide year round bowling an artificial green was opened on Sunday 5th March 1995, at the time this was the only artificial green in the district. In June 2000 the upper car park was sealed and lighting was installed on the artificial green. During the winter of 2006 the old artificial green was replaced, then after 10 years of use, this surface was replaced during the winter of 2016. The grass green was resurfaced during the summer of 2012-13.