Barefoot Bowls and Functions
GEELONG BOWLS CLUB
Sommers St, Belmont
Friendly Club-Friendly People
Can we self cater ?
Yes. The club has a commercial kitchen and you may engage a caterer to come in to prepare food. You may order in fast food such as pizzas. We also have a BBQ which may be used and you bring your food in. The use of kitchen and BBQ is on the basis of ‘leave it as you find it’ to avoid cleaning costs.
Do we allow for BYO beverages ?
No. GBC is a fully licensed venue, outside beverages, including non-alcoholic are strictly prohibited. Our bar stocks a good range of beers, wines, non-alcoholic beverages and spirits at reasonable prices. Any liquids brought into the venue will be taken by our staff and placed behind the bar for collection upon exit. Our liquor license runs until 11.30 pm. If you have a special request for a particular hard drink, let us know when booking and we'll endeavor to accommodate you
Is smoking allowed ?
No. The club is totally smoke free. We have designated smoking areas adjacent to the clubhouse.
Is there parking available ?
We have off street parking for 60 Vehicles
Are bowls on hand for us to use and can we receive instruction ?
Yes. There are stocks of bowls in various sizes for you to use. Members will offer basic demonstration and some basic rules.
Are you a family friendly club and can children play bowls ?
Our facility is very family orientated and kids can play bowls. However, when bowling, we require supervision on the green
How long is a typical bowls session ?
Up to four hours including any catering. Without catering, we allow two hours.
How much do we pay for a session of bowls and what does this include?
$10 per person for more than 10 participants and $15 per person for 10 and Less participants, This for access to the Club,
greens and clubrooms use of bowls, demo of how to play and the bar person cost.
Can I hire the clubrooms for corporate or private functions ?
Yes. We can host functions including, but not limited to :
Birthday parties Engagement parties Christmas parties
Family reunions Business meetings and seminars Weddings
NOTE: Club not available for Bucks parties and 18th Birthday parties.
The rooms are suitable for formal dining with seating for up to 100 people
and up to 150 people for informal dining. eg,buffets and smorgasbord.
This area is air conditioned, has bar, kitchen and toilet facilities,
including wheelchair access.Equipment Includes TV’s connected tolaptops and DVD units, tables, chairs, dance floor, stage,
lectern, microphones and basic AV setup.
Staffing: The club doesnt have any paid employees. All functions are hosted
by member volunteers.
If we hire the clubrooms for a function, can we bring in a DJ or live music
Our noise policy allows for music to be played on external speakers to entertain players on green up to 7 pm. Internal music may be played up to 11.00 pm at sound levels up to 95 decibels, consistent with being located in a residential area.
Can I make a tentative booking
Bookings are only entered into our system once we receive a deposit
Is a deposit required ?
Yes. A deposit will apply depending on the size and type of the function and will be
advised at the point of enquiry. This is refundable if notice of cancellation is
advised within 7days of the event. Should unscheduled weather result in no play, the club will try to reschedule the event,
if this is not possible the deposit will be refunded. Deposits and payments may be made by cheque or cash or direct debit into the Club bank account.
BSB 633 000 Account No : 110669876 Reference : Name of hirer
Who do we report to about any incidents ?
Accidents and incidents are to be reported immediately to a GBC member. For emergency medical attention, we call OOO.
Please Contact Events Coordinator Col Sturgess on 0402-695-566 for bookings.