Lawn Bowl Roofs – Bowling Green Canopies & Shade Structures

Lawn bowls clubs are havens for many different community groups; whether you’re a beginner to lawn bowling or a bowling enthusiast, a bowls club is a place for everyone.

Having lawn bowls, shade shelters, or canopies above your green may seem like an unusual choice, but it can be highly worthwhile to regular players and participants at your club.

At Greenline, we provide consultation, design and construction of modular shade structures perfect for a bowling green and allow your patrons to keep playing their favourite sport all year round.

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Improve your bowling club

Bowling clubs are very popular within many Australian communities and are often a centre for friends, family and neighbours to get together. 

Because of this, there can be many bowling clubs within the same area or even suburbs.

The best way to improve your bowling green is with a canopy or lawn bowl roof that provides shade to your patrons and participants. 

Stand out from the crowd with an upgraded space that can give your customers access to bowling all year round without the hazard of bad weather.

Calliope Bowls Club by Greenline

Benefits of a shade structure for your bowling greens

Bowling green canopies are the perfect option for lawn bowl clubs that need an upgrade or boost to their infrastructure. 

Many benefits come with complete weather protection provided by shade structures, including:

  • The ability to have year-round bowling: Year-round bowling means not only will your bowling green never be empty of patrons, but your revenue could increase! With rain, hail or even a thunderstorm not able to ruin anyone’s play, your bowling green can be played year-round and in any weather. This could mean your profits increase and can be put back into maintenance and business promotion.
  • Improved member happiness/comfort: Patrons would be happy to play any time of the year and in any condition! Your customers’ happiness is the number one goal to increase revenue, loyalty and general enjoyment within the community. Better yet, the comfort of a patron is easily improved; with no sun exposure, a shady lawn bowl roof is a great way to keep them out playing for longer!

Grants for bowling clubs

Grants for bowling clubs are widely available across Australia. 

These grants can include support for new infrastructure such as bowling green canopies, walkways, car parks, and even a new bowling green if your club requires it. 

For more information on grants for bowling clubs and funding for bowling green canopies, have a look if you are eligible for funding in our Lawn Bowl Clubs grants guide.

Bowling club projects

Our extensive project portfolio includes numerous modular shade structures and bowling green canopies:

Other shade products for bowling clubs

If your bowls club needs an alternative shade product, such as a structure for a car park, walkway or spectator area, Greenline has got you covered. 

Take a look at the other projects we have completed below for inspiration:


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Galen Catholic College

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Marist Catholic College Penshurst

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Maitland Christian School

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Westall Secondary College

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St Francis Xavier, Beaconsfield

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Pinks Reserve Regional Netball Facility

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Hurstville Adventist Primary School

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Castle Hill High School

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The Greenline process

We’ve streamlined our process into three simple steps:


In the first phase, Greenline will meet with you and work through the elements of design and structure that are important to your project. 

This can include help in working out whether there is funding or grants available for your situation.

In short, you tell us what you want, how you want it to look, when you need it, and your budget. 


Throughout the design phase, the Greenline team will design a bowling green shade structure that addresses your needs, requirements and concerns discussed during the consulting phase. 

From planning permits to design solutions, we can look after everything, and you can be sure it will be done quickly and efficiently.


The construction phase culminates our thorough investigation, creative ingenuity and strategic planning during Consult and Design. 

Greenline works closely with trusted construction partners to manage all the behind-the-scenes details, ensuring a successful project.

When construction is complete, you can enjoy the shade and protection your new shade solution provides.

Types of bowling green shade shelters

Star structures

If your bowling green needs smaller shade structures, a star structure may be your best option. 

This structure has a triangular shade sail attached to a single pole. 

This hyperbolic paraboloid shape is great for smaller areas in your facilities, such as player seating areas or spaces for spectators.

Find out more about our Star structures here.

Barrel vault structures

A barrel vault is a tensile membrane structure- perfect for large or multiple greens.

This structure is permanent and protected from any weather conditions, which suits any form of outdoor sports and recreation.

Find out more about our Barrel Vault structures here.

Shade sails

Shade sails are an excellent option for an area with minimal waterproofing and weather resistance. This structure has a stretch of durable fabric attached to several poles. 

While it provides some shade, it has the lowest level of sun protection available in all shade solutions.

Find out more about our Shade Sail structures here.

Materials used by Greenline

Greenline can build two types of structure- a fabric-based structure and a hard-roof structure. Our structures are built with steel columns and support beams (if required)

For fabric structures, these shade sails can be made from three different materials: shade cloth (HDPE mesh), PVC and PTFE. 

These fabrics are made to be UV resistant and have a higher level of waterproofing depending on the desired effect.

Hard-roof structures are often called steel-roof structures made with steel or other metal materials. 

Steel-roof shade solutions have 100% UV protection and weatherproofing.

Upgrade your bowling club with Greenline

With an extensive project portfolio and over 20 years of experience in the shade solutions industry, Greenline has got you covered. 

For an ungraded space that can provide shade, protection from weather and a stylish focal point for your bowls club, get in touch with us today.