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BOCCE BY THE BAY

Please note: our bocce courts will be closed from August 6 thru Mid-November.
Enjoy this classic Italian game!
Our four professional quality bocce courts are located right next to Mullins Bar and Grill and are free to use and open to the public! The courts have evening lighting and beautiful ocean and golf course views. Bring your friends, grab a glass of wine and enjoy this special spot. Just ask to use the Bocce balls in our pro shop and get rolling! Courts are available on a first come-first serve basis during non-league play, but you may also reserve courts for your group by calling 726-1800.

Bocce by the Bay Leagues

Join one of the best social events on the Coastside! Up to 48 people per night can join our Bocce by the Bay League, enjoy friendly competition and meet a great group of people. The 8 week league includes an opening and closing dinner, warm fire pits and great prizes for the winning teams! We have league play during the spring, summer and winter. Sign up your team of four. Each night can have a maximum of 12 teams of 4 people. $95 per player. Congratulations to the Summer 2018 League champs, Teams Sorrento and Lucca!

PLEASE NOTE: The bocce courts will be closed from August 6 thru mid November. Bocce Leagues and public play will resume at that point. If you played in the summer league, notifications for sign ups will be sent in mid October. Thank you
 

About Bocce

Bocce is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British bowls and French pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy (where it is called bocce, the plural of the Italian word boccia which means 'bowl' in the sport sense), it is played around Europe and also in overseas areas that have received Italian migrants, including Australia, North America, and South America. Bocce was initially played among the Italian migrants but has slowly become more popular with their descendants and the wider community.

How to play

A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack, from one end of the court into a zone 5 metres (16 ft) in length, ending 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) from the far end of the court. The side that places the jack is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which does not have the ball closest to the jack has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. At that point, the other side bowls its remaining balls. The team with the closest ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that is closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region but is typically from 7 to 13 points. Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position.

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Finding Us

Half Moon Bay is just 30 miles from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto and San Jose. Enjoy fine dining and unique shops in the charming downtown area or head out for day trips to nearby destinations. 

 Palo Alto  25 miles
 San Francisco  30 miles
 Marin  60 miles
 Sonoma  70 miles
 Napa Valley  75 miles
 Monterey  90 miles
 Carmel  95 miles

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