One of Jozi’s finest and most established bowls clubs!

07:We are a medium-sized, vibrant and friendly club enjoying both social and competitive bowls. As typical Pirates we are highly regarded for our friendliness and sporting approach to the way we play, although we remain competitive at all times. Our greens have recently undergone spring treatments as well as upgrades done inside the bar, the deck and the roof! We pride ourselves on balancing the traditions of the game with the need for the game to change and attract newer, younger bowlers. A member-club of the  Johannesburg Bowls Association (JBA) we currently field three sides (Mens’ and Mixed) in the Saturday Leagues and a further two in Wednesday Leagues. Tabs are Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings and you can generally catch a social game any given afternoon. We have two qualified coaches on hand to help you on your journey to greater bowls and our facilities boast one of Johannesburg, with a great bar as well as The Green Room for some delightful food.

As of 6 Feb 2023 the Bowls Bar will have new opening hours:
Monday to Friday- 14:00 to 21:00
Saturday- 09:00 to 21:00
Sunday- 08:30 to 18:00

The Green Room will operate under their usual hours:
Monday to Saturday- 07:30 to 18:00
Sundays- 07:30 to 17:00

To book a function at Bowls, please contact us on functions@piratesclub.co.za



Winter open Tournament each June

Many social comps throughout the year…including the famed Thirsty Trips

‘Tabs-in’ competition every Saturday at 14h00 & Sunday at 09:00.
Social Bowls is every Saturday moring from 09h30-12h00 that includes Assistance from Bowls Members.

Pirates Club annual membership ( please see piratesclub.co.za/join) in addition to a R690 (Inclusive of Vat) annual subsectional fee which is invoiced alongside your Club Membership fee.

Paying your subs is easy too with options to pay such as EFT, Debit Order, Cash, Card and a new addition, Yoco payment link.

Pirates Club, cnr Cruden Bay & Braeside Rds, Greenside



Steve Hollis


Denis O'Conor

Vice-Chair & Competitions

Anita Hollis


Stuart Carr

Men's Captain

Louise Gagiano


Louise Gagiano

Ladies' Captain