Barefoot Bowls at the Heathmont Bowler

The Home of Barefoot Bowls

If you are looking for a unique and fun way to spend time with friends, family or work colleagues then a barefoot bowls experience at Heathmont Bowls Club is a must do. And where better to tick this bucket list experience off than the ‘home of barefoot bowls?

Anyone can play it, no matter how young or old, we’ll get you on the greens and have you bowling in no time. It is ideal for work parties, corporate events, team building or having fun in the sun with friends or family.

Why not bring your friends along to our regular barefoot bowls and BBQ evenings in the summer?

Or make your special function at the Club even more special, and memorable, by including barefoot bowls for your guests. You can be sure they will remember it for many years to come.

Contact us today about booking a barefoot bowls package – it's guaranteed to knock your socks off.

History of Barefoot Bowls

In the 1970's, a group of the Heathmont Bowls Club ladies team, on returning from celebrating at the Melbourne Cup, - a tad merry and still dressed in racing carnival attire - caused quite a stir by kicking off their high heels to play bowls in their bare feet; in what is thought to have been the first ever recorded game of barefoot bowls.

Since then the bare foot bowls concept has grown considerably and is emulated by bowls clubs across Australia and internationally.

Barefoot Bowls Hen Parties

If you are organising a freind's hens party and are looking for a fun, unqiue and truly memorable way to celebrate her big day then look no further than a barefoot bowls hen party at Heathmont Bowls Club.

Kick off your shoes and celebrate your friend's upcoming wedding day in style, with champagne and lawn bowls.

The perfect Hens party is a combination of endless fun and a unique and unforgettable experience in a relaxed environment. Our barefoot bowls experiences meet all of these criteria.

With the bar open, music playing outside, and everyone barefoot on the greens - in a beautiful setting - it's the ideal way for a bridal party to come together, get to know one another and create lasting memories for the bride-to-be, prior to her Big Day.

Barefoot Bowls Stag Parties

Give the groom a fantastic, and unforgettable, stag party experience at Heathmont Bowls Club.

Barefoot bowling is the perfect start to a stag day or night - with the bar open, the bbq sizzling and everyone getting to know each other over a few beers and barefoot bowling, it really is the perfect way to start a stag's last day or night of freedom.

Many of our stag parties barefoot bowl at the Club and then move on to the City to party into the small hours.


Q: Can anyone play bowls? A: Yes, young or old bowls is accessible to all.

Q: Do you have to play it barefoot? A: You can also wear thongs or flat soled shoes - although it is more fun in your barefeet! No heels though.

Q: Can I include barefoot bowls with a function? A: Yes. This is quite popular.

Q: Can we imbibe alcoholic beverages whilst barefoot bowling? A: Yes. We have a modern outdoor decking and seating area where you can relax and partake in a tipple from the bar whilst soaking up the fun.

Q: Do you have BBQ facilities A: Yes. Nothing better than the aroma of sizzling sausages while you have a bowl.

Q: What happens if I go home wearing someone else's sock? A: People will laugh uncontrollably at the unfortunate victim, who will then likely spend an eternity tortured by 'the mystery of their missing sock'.

Q: How much does it cost? A: $10 per person, depending on your exact requirements.

Q: How do I book barefoot bowls? A: Please contact the club on (03) 9729 5241 or 0416 168 215 to book.

Ready to organise Barefoot Bowls for your friends, family or work group?

Phone: (03) 9729 5241 or 0416 168 215

Functions and Events Application

Submit an online request here.