Learn To Bowl at MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowls Club
Always Free Lessons
At MacKenzie Park we have found that one of the best ways to get new members is to have people come over to our club and give lawn bowling a try.  So, we have set up a Free Lesson program.
Come and be surprised at just how simple it is to catch on to the fundamentals of this great outdoor sport.  You can learn all of the basics in just one hour-long lesson.  And best of all there is no charge for the lesson and no one will be high pressuring you to join.

We provide all of the equipment needed to play the game.  Dress is comfortable casual and all we request is that you wear a pair of flat soled shoes.

During your first lesson an expert coach will explain how the game is played and demonstrate the fundamentals of bowling on the grass.  Very quickly you will be bowling and the coach will work with you step-by-step as you become accustomed to the feel of the sport.  He will advise you on the stance and bowling techniques.  He will watch you as you bowl and provide tips on how to improve.  During your first lesson you will play several “ends” and become familiar with how the game is scored.  This first lesson should last just about an hour or if you are really in to it, perhaps a bit longer.

If after your lesson you are all fired-up about lawn bowling, but want to spend a little more time with it before you decide to go for it, you should schedule another lesson.  The second session will be a refresher of the first with a little more attention to technique.

Ask your coach for a membership application, or click below for a copy you can print.  Complete the application and mail to us.

To get started give us a call.  Since most of the time when the club is open everyone is bowling, there is a good chance you will have to leave a message.  Someone will call you back within 24 hours.

Club Rental

The Club and bowling greens may be rented for parties and other events. Call us for information.

Click on Map for Overhead View

MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowls Club is located in the upper level of Mackenzie Park.  The entrance from Los Positas Road is directly across from McCaw Avenue.  A second entrance is available from Samarkand Drive.

You are welcome to stop by the Club and talk to any of our members.  They will help you schedule a free lesson.  Club hours are:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
    • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday Evening 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 12:30 to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday 9:30 to 11:00 AM
   Note: Tuesday evening bowling is discontinued
            with the change to Standard Time.

Club Address
MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowls Club
P.O. Box 3631
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

Phone: 805.563.2143