Bowling in Tenerife
Bowls is a game associated with the more mature person as it appears quite gentle and not too physically demanding. It does, however, require a lot of skill and has become more popular in recent years with younger people.
It also provides an excellent opportunity for a convivial social gathering.
There are three venues for the genteel sport of bowling in Tenerife.
Winter Gardens is described as a Luxury International Bowling Complex. With its own hotel providing bowling holidays, it is found on the Golf del Sur urbanization.
From the main TF-1 motorway, leave at the Las Chafiras exit (junction 24) and follow the Los Abrigos signs. You negotioate a roundabout, then straight after, there is a right turn. Take this and you'll see the sign for Golf del Sur.
This urbanization eventually becomes one-way and, if you take this, you'll arrive at Winter Gardens on your right, just after Parque Albatros.
This venue has excellent bowling facilities, with eight rinks for flat-green bowling. There is a reception where you can hire all the necessary bowling equipment.
Winter Gardens is fully wheelchair-friendly, with ramp access to all areas.
An on-site bowling co-ordinator can organise competitive matches, tournaments, lessons, a fun morning with barbecue, plus evening leagues.
There is the Last End bar, found next to the greens, offering drinks and snacks to be enjoyed while you play.
|Every day||9am till late|
|floodlit greens after dark|
Telephone: (+34) 922 738683
BRITISH GAMES CLUB
This is a sporting complex found at Puerto de la Cruz and has been established for over a century. As well as bowls, it also offers tennis and social events such as bridge, mahjong and quiz nights.
The British Games Club is a part of Alvaro's Tennis Club, at Jardines La Quintana. The bowling greens provided are astroturf.
The complex has its own bar/restaurant.
Annual membership of the Club is a mere €5 per year, but there are extra fees for both the bowls and the tennis.
Telephone: (+34) 922 575390
Whenever Alison's Dad visits Tenerife (staying in her apartment), he usually finds time to pay a visit to Happy Days Bowls and Tennis Club.
This establishment is found in Costa del Silencio, in the area known as Garañaña.
There are six separate bowling areas plus a clubhouse.
|Every day||8am till dusk|
The Club also organises competitions, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, from 2pm till 5pm. For members, this costs 2 euros; for non-members, 9.50 euros.
The Clubhouse has a restaurant/bar, with daily menus, plus a Sunday roast dinner. There is a large terrace on which to enjoy a drink.
It holds weekly events:
Languages spoken are English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch.
Telephone: (+34) 922 786831/699 033831
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