Kings Bowling Club

Kings Bowling Club was originally formed in 1927 as the Princess Gardens Bowling Club. The club, back then, occupied a position on the seafront near to where the Princess Theatre stands today. In the 1930’s the Club moved to its present home in the King's Gardens, from which it took its name. Are there any other clubs that have changed gender?

Thanks to our national and international players, Kings BC is one of the UK's most successful bowls club. We are proud of, and humbled by, our achievements at the international, country and county level. 

Play Bowls at Kings

Whether you are a member, an away team, or a touring team, you are always welcome at Kings Bowling Club. Our traditional clubhouse offers stunning views across Torbay.  Sitting on our veranda with a cup of tea, or a cold one,  whilst gazing out to sea is a great way to relax after you win, lose or draw. 

Play on one the best rinks in Torbay

New Members

We welcome new members and offer free coaching for all. Learn about the game's nuances and etiquette. New Members Guide


Umbrella is a weekly members competition that offers the chance to meet fellow members and enjoy a friendly game with end of season prizes. 


Members can book rinks when they are available. You can practice or challenge fellow members  to a friendly match!

Touring Torbay

Kings Bowling Club, Torquay, welcomes touring teams. Our club sits in a picturesque setting on Torquay's coastline. We accommodate ladies, men and mixed matches. Our 7 rinks offer glorious views of the Torbay coastline. We also have a licensed bar to help you celebrate, or commiserate, your results. 

Email Pat Hicks at to arrange a match.

2023 English Riviera Open Tournament

All bowlers are welcome to participate in this friendly and competitive tournament. Over the years bowlers from all parts of the U.K. as well as from Holland, South Africa and Australia have participated. We provide excellent facilities and bowling conditions at our three host clubs:  Kings, Torquay and Victoria bowls clubs.