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Types of Bowling

There are so many ways to bowl with us here at TLH. From indoor bowling to short mat or outdoor bowling, you can stick to what you know or try something new!

Bowling breaks TLH Leisure Resort Torquay

Indoor Bowling

Here at TLH Leisure Resort we know that bowlers like to take bowling holidays all year round. Therefore we developed our own tournament standard indoor bowls arena which was officially opened by David Bryant back in 1990.

Whether you’re a serious competitive bowler, or simply enjoy it as a sociable sport, TLH has developed a range of flexible bowling break options so you can enjoy your bowling right through the year. Whatever your level of bowling, there will be something to suit you.

This popular indoor facility is really busy from October through to early April. During this time groups are welcome to join a Festival or Tournament, or come on their own group holiday. Our Bowls Co-ordinator will arrange matches against local teams for you. Guests are welcome to book a roll up, subject to availability.

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Short mat bowling Torquay

Short Mat Bowling

Short mat bowlers are well catered for here at TLH. Our indoor arena can take 16 mats or we have a choice of ballrooms where you can enjoy your game. There are tournaments and festivals all year round to take part in.

  • Spring and Autumn Festivals with cash prizes
  • Social and friendly bowling amongst yourselves or we can arrange fixtures with local groups
  • Opportunities for ‘play while you stay’
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Torbay Bowling Country Club Oldway

Bowling Tours

TLH Leisure Resort is a popular choice for indoor, short mat and outdoor bowling tours. The English Riviera has plenty to offer in both the summer and winter months, making our hotels an ideal destination to combine your tour with a short break. We have over 20 clubs within 12 miles and we offer fully inclusive tours, with local transport included.

Our in-house team of experts are on hand to help you with all of the organisation and Sarah, our resident bowls co-ordinator will help to organise your games against local clubs, or other indoor touring sides.

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More than just a hotel...

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Explore the resort

TLH Leisure Resort is the biggest leisure resort in the South West, boasting unrivalled leisure and entertainment, all year round! Explore what makes us more than just a hotel.

Aztec Leisure

At the very heart of our hotels, Aztec Leisure includes our Aztec Spa, Gym, Studio, Pools, Games, and Bistro. Whether it’s family fun, relaxation, pampering or serious exercise you’re looking for, this is the place for you.


TLH Leisure Resort is the home of great entertainment! With top shows by our talented in-house entertainment team and some of the best cabaret acts on the scene, there’s entertainment 365 days a year!

What our guests say

We have enjoyed our bowling competitions at TLH Leisure Resort. We have stopped in both the TLH Derwent and TLH Toorak Hotels and both are good value for money. The food is excellent and the bowling competitions are well organised. We hope to return very soon.

Mr & Mrs Harris
TLH Toorak Hotel

We love this hotel and have stayed there four years in a row. The location is perfect. It’s  near to the sea and shops, has pretty grounds, the staff are amazing and the food is delicious. We always stay at the TLH Toorak Hotel and enjoy their annual Boogaloo music weekends.

Mr & Mrs Rowe
TLH Toorak Hotel

My husband and I come to the Derwent 2 to 3 times a year, in all that time we have never found fault in any part of our stay. The room, food and entertainment have always been fabulous and very good value for money. It is our “go to” holiday place.

Mr and Mrs Green
TLH Derwent Hotel