The Headland Bowls Club was founded by Syd Lingard MBE. The official opening of the facility was in 1985. The club record suggests that there were life members of the club dating back to 1971. The street on which the current club is located is named after Syd, which connects traffics to the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and the waste facility.

Syd Lingard was a well known figure in the area and one of the Bowls Pioneers in Queensland. He saw the need for another club after joining the Buderim Bowls Club. Working tirelessly using his own resources and cooperate with the then mayor Don Culley, Syd eventually succeeded in establishing the club at the dirt road and ex-rubbish dump.

Syd was awarded MBE in 1986 for his work. Three years after leading the club, Syd took the top position at the Queensland Bowls Association.

Some brief about Syd’s amazing life are available in the following:

Story to tell | The Courier Mail

Bowls pioneer dies aged 98 | The Courier Mail

In 2019, the club merged with Pacific Paradise Bowls Club and the name changed to Headland Pacific Bowls Club. 

More to come.

About Us

The Headland Pacific Sports Club is positioned on a semi-rural site only minutes from Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.  The club is surrounded by bushland and sporting fields.  We have two good grass greens and we play bowls 7 days a week.  The clubhouse serves the coldest beer on the coast and we maintain a small gaming room for those who like to have a flutter.


1 Syd Lingard Drive - Buderim 4556
Club Manager - (07) 5211 0090
Games Room - (07) 5478 0400

Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday12:00 - 17:00
  • Friday11:00 - 18:00
  • SaturdayAs Required
  • SundayAs Required

 Opening hours are subject to change.