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Club page - Castlemaine Croquet Club

About us


From P.O. north (towards Bendigo) up Barker St.(main street) turn right at 4th street (Berkeley),Club 80m on left in same grounds as Castlemaine Bowling Club.

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Association croquet is played on Wednesdays 10am during daylight saving and 12:30pm for the rest of the year, and Saturdays at 12:30pm.

Golf Croquet is played on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings from 10:00 am and 0900 during daylight saving hours.

Monday at 1:30pm we have started playing Ricochet

Contact us

Club President
Steven Duffy
steve5556 @ hotmail . com

Club Secretary
Des Buckmaster
cmainecroquet @ gmail . com

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Postal Address
P.O. Box 21, Castlemaine, 3450

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Club Outline

There is only one lawn, which makes life difficult when it comes to running tournaments. Both Association and Golf Croquet are played with several players playing both forms of the game. New members are very welcome.


The following account was compiled in 1986 for the Club’s centenary year by Byrne Benstead, Ray Billman and Margorie Rilen
The Beginning 1st April 1886, thirteen leading Castlemaine met in the town hall with a view to forming a bowling club. The project was successfully launched and the first office bearers were the Mayor, Mr W Gaulton, President, Dr G More Reid and Mr Robert Mitchell, Vice presidents, Mr P Thomson Treasurer and Mr W C. Halford Secretary. Other enthusiasts Messrs Dean, Marsh, Doran, Lewis, McPherson and Holmes comprised the executive committee. 1886-1898 Botanical Gardens The first green ($ rinks) was laid down at the northern end of the Botanical Gardens (present Pony Club area) at a cost of 100 pounds. It was pegged out by Mr Doran, the Curator, who had the assistance of an expert in Mr Gadd from Bendigo. A sub-committee, appointed to supervise the construction of the green consisted of Messrs Gaulton, Roberts, Thomson, Mitchell and Halford. More ...


Coaching is available to any new member, existing member or prospective member should they so desire. Castlemaine now has three accredited coaches of Association Croquet: Nigel Harland, Tricia Devlin and Ian Campbell. Please contact the club if you require coaching and times can be arranged.

Castlemaine Maldon Golf Croquet Challenge

The first Castlemaine Maldon Golf Croquet Challenge was held in brilliant sunshine on the first day of Spring 2015. Maldon was the outright winner on the day, 13 games to 3, and took home the new trophy (kindly made by the Maldon Men's Shed). This event will be held twice yearly in the first weeks of Spring and the first weeks of Autumn.

Tournament information

Information is displayed here for club tournaments from the current and previous seasons.

Association tournament info

Golf tournament info

Ricochet tournament info

Gateball tournament info

Recent member successes

Nick Quirk
VCA Regional Championships 2024
Range 9.0 to 20.0

Patricia Devlin
VCA Selectors' Invitation 2023
Range -3.0 to 20.0

Patricia Devlin
VCA Women's Championship 2023
Range -3.0 to 20.0

Patricia Devlin
Charlton Singles 2023
Range -3.0 to 4.0