About the Club



Founded in 1937, Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club has served as a vibrant community of lawn bowlers for generations. A volunteer-run organization, we are the caretakers of the lawn bowling greens at Spencer Adams Park. We proudly welcome Santa Barbarans of all ages and walks of life.


Year-Round Club Bowling

10:00am — Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Arrive 15 min. early to put in your chip and get assigned to a game

12:30pm — Tue, Thu & Sat
Games organized on-demand by members

Twilight Bowling (Summer)

5:30pm — Tue & Thu
Arrive 10-15 min. early to join a team

Twilight League (NEW!!!)

6:00pm — Wed
Six-week league begins May 22; visit League page to sign up


Carol M. Smith Green

The main green at Spencer Adams Park is maintained by professional greenskeepers and club volunteers. It was named in 2010 for Carol Smith, club member and former supervisor of the city’s lawn bowls clubs. The green will always remind players of her commitment to the club and “never-give-up” perseverance.


Stan Palmer Green

Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club also features an artificial turf bowling green, which allows us to bowl even in soggy conditions. This green was named for Stan Palmer in 2003, whose generous donation made this green possible. It also features removable bocce courts, which serve the local Special Olympics bocce team.




Grant Gibson, President
Tim Thornton, Vice President
Jane Streiff, Treasurer
Alice Chaffee, Secretary
Janet Napier, Past President Ex Officio
George Glerum, Director
Marlyn Nicolas, Director
Mary Penny, Director
Gloria Torres, Director
Chris Trenschel, Director

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