Croquet is a great old-fashioned lawn game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Here on the western side of Brisbane, the Mcllwraith Croquet Club in Auchenflower is the place to go.
Established in 1923, the club was only for women until 1946 when men were finally allowed to join. The land where it sits was entrusted to the Town of Toowong by Lady Mcllwraith, the wife of the former Premier of Queensland, Sir Thomas Mcllwraith.
The club underwent renovations after the 2011 floods, thus giving members and croquet players better facilities.
The venue is popular for functions such as birthdays, baby showers, and many more. It can accommodate up to 80 people. There is also a place upstairs for morning and afternoon tea.
The club doesn’t have a liquor license, but guests are allowed to BYOB.
Annual memberships cost $430 inclusive of green fees and it comes with flat soled shoes and a hat. Loan pellets are available whilst commercial ones can be purchased.
For newbies, you can avail of the “come and try” sessions where club members will guide you and explain the rules of the sport.
Address: 4 Mcilwraith Street