Henry Sims Bent, landscape architect for Moana Park designed the lawn bowling green. The construction of the green was supervised by Lester McCoy. It was completed in 1935.

Australian servicemen bowled at the green before World War Two began.  The first lawn bowls club in Honolulu was established in 1939.

The park was dedicated by President Roosevelt in 1934. It was designed to be a "peoples park" for communities use. One lagoon would be Hawaiian themed and the other Japanese. The Kingdom of Hawaii donated Banyan trees to the park. 

Moana Park was renamed Ala Moana in 1947. The beach was added in 1954. Since then it has been called Ala Moana Beach Park.  

The lawn bowling green is included in the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club, Ala Moana Regional Park, Honolulu

LAWN BOWLING GREEN IS OPEN FOR PLAY 

Lawn bowling is allowed and must follow the rules of the current emergency order.  Lawn bowling is a sport where there is no physical contact between players.

Players wearing masks, limiting the number of people in the clubhouse, keeping social distance must all be done correctly and in compliance with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19)​ restriction order: hawaiicovid19.com​ 

State rules requires everyone to wear a mask indoors, and in outdoor settings when social distancing can’t be maintained, regardless of vaccination status. 

 

 

 

To find the green see the directions at our Find the Green page.

Free lessons and free use of equipment, at 9:30 am on Saturdays before games begin at 10:00 am.

We bowl every Saturday at 10:00 am.  There is bowling on other days.

Often there are games at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and occasionally on Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

Our monthly social is cancelled for COVID-19 safety.  Usually it is held on the last Friday of each month.   We bowl from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  A pizza or potluck party follows and we enjoy a fireworks show at 8:00 pm. 

The club welcomes visiting lawn bowlers from around the world.  Past year we've had guests from Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand and Mainland USA.  

The Honolulu Lawn Bowls club can be found on Facebook.

An interview with Think Tech Hawaii about lawn bowls and its history in Honolulu is available on YouTube.  There are multiple pictures of activities at the club used in this video.

YouTube link:

https://youtu.be/fkC1AuoPlQ8

Join us at the green

The club has a variety of bowls to loan and visitors are not required to follow a dress code other than wearing flat-soled shoes.  It is a universal rule in lawn bowling that shoes with heels are not allowed because they may damage the playing surface.  Members and visiting bowlers are requested to arrive at the green 10 minutes earlier than playing times so that they can be acquainted and be there when teams are made up.

Tournaments

The winner of the 2021 individual cut-throat trophy is Robert Katzman.  Marilyn Katzman was second-placed.  See results at Tournaments page  There were 18 players taking part (Saturday, August 28, 2021):

 

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There were 18 players (six teams of 3 players) competing in the Mark Berwick Triples tournament held on Saturday June 12. 2021.  The winning team was Aaron Ruddick, Ralf Poppen, and Shannon Fagan. 

 

 

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Winners of the John Bray Mixed Doubles Tournament held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 were Judy Rasmussen and Ralf Poppen:

 

 

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Winners of the Don Moseley Mens Random Draw Doubles held on Saturday April 24, 2021 were Gene Wasosky and Ray Nugent:

 

Our bowling green is maintained by Greens-keeper Mr. Rey Ito.  It is a natural grass green and kept to international competition standard. 

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Non-members and visitors

Suggested donations for green maintenance

One Day  $10

Weekly  $30

Monthly  $50

 

Club Membership

One Year Non resident / Visitor $90

One Year Resident $180 

Life Membership  $2000