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Lawn Bowling


316 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN 55426



Brookview is home to the largest lawn bowling green in Minnesota! Similar to bocce ball, lawn bowling is played on a large, rectangular green divided into parallel playing strips. Players use bowls (weighted ball-like objects with flattened sides) and a jack (a small white ball). The object of the game is simple: roll your bowl as close to the jack as possible. This fun and relaxing sport is perfect for all ages!

lawn bowling bowls near the jack

How to Play

To play, the jack is rolled onto the rink and must travel at least halfway across the rink. Players then take turns trying to roll their bowls as close to the jack as possible. Points are awarded at the end of each round to the team whose bowl (or bowls) is closest to the jack. Players alternate the direction of play after each round. The first team to reach 21 points is the winner.

Some rules to remember:

  • Only flat-soled shoes, socks, or bare feet are allowed on the green.
  • Only the active bowler is allowed on the green.
  • The jack and bowls must be rolled, never tossed or dropped. Don’t be a tosser!
  • It’s fun (and permissible) to strike the other players’ bowls with your own to gain a strategic advantage!
woman lawn bowling
man lawn bowling
fun lawn bowling tournament

Rink Rentals

Lawn bowling rinks are available for rent on an hourly basis, May through October. Single rink rentals can be reserved up to seven days in advance. Groups may reserve single rinks, half green, or full green for private events.

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fish and chips
burger and onion rings
enjoying the evening around the fire pit

Three One Six Bar + Grill

Located at Brookview, the Three One Six Bar + Grill serves delicious burgers, sandwiches and brews for you to enjoy before, during, or after your round. Relax by the outdoor fire pit and enjoy sweeping views of the golf course.