Broadbeach Bowls Club
Seaside Broadbeach Bowls Club, home to the best greens in Australia and, some say, the world, has unveiled its $4 million Commonwealth Games makeover.
All four greens were upgraded to international competition standards in time to play a massive role in the 2015 Australian Open, poached from Melbourne for five years, with 2019 Asia Pacific Championships and the 2020 world titles to follow.
A modern makeover, designed by Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects, working with Condev Constructions, stripped the 40-year-old building back to roof and floors. Back bar and toilets were removed at the beach end of the building. Food servery relocates to adjoin bars. A new commercial kitchen triples the size of the old food prep area.
Theming, christened Coastal Hamptons, is in greys and white with bold highlights in beach colours like blue and yellow. Patrons can now sit anywhere in the dining hall to enjoy views of the greens.
A huge outdoor terrace allows patrons to enjoy a drink or meal while they play barefoot bowls. Ramps, wider footpaths and upgraded allow the club to better cater to disabled patrons and those with young families.
10.00am - 4.00pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Guided and self-guided tours. Make an informal visit or join a 15 minute guided tour for up to 15 people, leaving hourly.
Commercial - Clubhouse
Hamilton Hayes Henderson