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Bocce Venues We've Known & Loved

This page (a work in progress, as they say) features past Joy of Bocce Weekly photos highlighting popular bocce venues. Click any photo to see more of that venue.

Gotcha Bocce, Louisville, KY. Six indoor courts and Angelina'a Cafe located upstairs from a skating rink. Click the photo for more info.

Methuen, Mass, Sons of Italy Lodge #902.

Dr. Richard Mazzei's fabulous court in Trenton, Maine. Pergola on one side and the Union River Bay on the other side of the 76' by 12' stone dust & Har-Tru court.

The Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Palazzo di Bocce, Orion Township, MI.

Boston's North End - Bunker Hill Monument and Old Ironsides in the background.

Rhode Island Bocce at the home of John Cece.

Courts at the Mt. Carmel Society in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Randy Johnson sends photos and says..."I thought you would like to see the photos from Southgate, our new apartment project in Worcester {Massachusetts - 140 Grand Street} - just completed construction, with new bocce court.

Two nicely maintained courts in the public domain on Bocce Lane in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Two lighted courts in the Federal Hill section of Providence, Rhode Island. Courts are in the public domain.

The Foggia Club - 71 North Main St., Leominster, Massachusetts.

Regency Bocce Courts - Methuen, Massachusetts.

Bluff View Arts District, Chattanooga, Tennessee -
"The Most Scenic Court in the South"

Fearrington Village, NC - Special Olympics World Games 1999

Another picturesque Fearrington Village (NC) venue where we learned a different style of bocce. Click the photo for more details.

Five link Hawaiian Rules Bocce facility on the University of Hawaii campus on Oahu. Photo by Dr. Joe DeFrank.

Villa Roma Resort (356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, New York). Nestled neatly into the Catskills, the resort has all the usual amenities plus indoor and outdoor bocce. Go to http://www.villaroma.com to check out the Villa Roma Resort website - click the photo above to view more Villa Roma bocce photos.

World Series of Bocce hosted by the Toccolana Club, Rome, NY.

Two courts at Stewart Park on Rt. 13 in Ithaca, NY. Photos by Eugene Jack Gianforti.

The Havana Rollers Bocce League at the home of Tom Grella (Methuen, MA). Note the light standards for night play.

Another great court in Methuen, Mass. This one at the home of Ace Bocce Court Builder Jonathan Bonanno.

Located in Kenwood, CA on an old rock quarry. Vineyards and Chateau St. Jean Winery in the distance. Court built with the actual quarry stone found on the land.

Court at the home of Al and Deanna Ribeiro in Oakley, California.

Campo di Bocce of Livermore - 175 E. Vineyard Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550. From the web site campodibocce.com..."We have put together 8 world class, state-of-the-art Bocce courts, complemented them with traditional Italian cuisine, local & imported wines along with a full bar amid the casual elegance of an old world Italian Villa, captured in an extraordinary contemporary setting."

East Portal Park in Sacramento, CA. Photos courtesy of Richard & Barbara Heisler who participated in a fall bocce tourney there. {See Back Issues - Volume 5, Issue #40 - November 13, 2006}

The Dante Club, 1198 Memorial Ave. West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089 - Telephone: 413-734-9301. The facility has a function hall, two bars, racquetball courts, and a health club complete with sauna, steam room, weight room and other amenities that attract more than 900 members. They also have two fast-playing stone dust bocce courts, one inside and one out; both are 76' by 10'.

Solano County Courts - Nut Tree Family Park & Benicia, CA. Photos by Calvin Rinaldi.

Little Italy Bocce Rollers Association (902 - 904 Stiles St., Baltimore, MD 21202).

Il Vagabondo - 351 E. 62nd St., NYC. See Back Issues Volume II, Issue 51, 12/22/2003.

Corona Queens, New York

Marine Park Bocce Club, Brooklyn, NY. Photos courtesy of Willie & Gloria Itzkowitz.

St. James Catholic Parish, Glendale, Arizona. Bocce Arizona christened their 6 new courts in 2007 with an international tournament.

Another Arizona venue - this one at the St. Francis Assisi Church/High School complex in Tucson. Photos by Michael Grasser.

Photos coutesy of Gary DeBerge depicting Val Vista Bocce Courts (Arizona).

Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club (California)

Sons of Italy - St. Augustine, Florida.

Port Charlotte, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida bocce.

Roger Tolfa sends pictures of his Rolling Thunder Bocce League of Cape Coral, Florida.

The "Yankee Stadium of Bocce" - Nick Pezzulo's Naples, Florida home court.

Photo by Bill Craig - his court in the mountains of North Georgia.

Marin Bocce at San Rafael, California - photos by BOCCE iNK - Richard & Barbara Heisler.

Athletic Club in Stockton (CA) located on the East side of town among the orchards just east of 99 on Cherryland Ave. Photos by Richard & Barbara Heisler.

Arizona Italian-American Club in Phoenix (located on 12th St. off of Northern Blvd).

East Hills Bocce League - We made a side trip to Guy DiCarlo's group's bocce venue while in Pittsburgh playing softball in the Senior Olympics (we snared a bronze medal against some fierce competition).

Photos by BOCCE iNK (Richard & Barbara Heisler). South San Francisco's Orange Memorial Park. According to BOCCE iNK "...all forms of bocce; Open, Raffa and Volo, have an active life here."

Photos by "Bocce Bill" Wallace depicting his 10' by 60' oyster shell and clay court in western Sonoma County (California).

Griffin Country Club (Georgia) - photo by George Danner

Ruby Hill Golf Club - a private club located in Pleasanton, CA. Photos courtesy of Debbie Leonardo.

Deluxe bocce court at the home of John Anderson, Salinas, California.

Great court in the Santa Ynez Valley overlooking a neighboring vineyard.

Charles G. Apuan's home court in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The bocce venue honors the memory of his son, Sgt. Matthew S. Apuan, who died in Baghdad, Iraq on February 18, 2007.

Courts in the public domain in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, New Jersey (home of the New Jersey Bocce Invitational). Photo courtesy of Frank Valanzola.

Columbia Inn (Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA) is a terrific Bed & Breakfast place with on-site bocce.

Jefferson Park - Hollywood, Florida

Golden Isles, Hallandale, Florida.

Bocce by the beach in Florida.

More Florida Venues.

Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Riverview, Michigan court photos submitted by Todd Dickman.

Riverfront Park - Haverhill, MA

Pete Chimento's home court in Millstone Twp, NJ.

Bocce in San Anselmo, California - Photos by Gary Arnstein

Six lovely courts at the Sons of Italy John Pirelli Lodge # 1633 in Beaver Creek, Ohio. Photos by Gene Kenyo.

Medford Boat Club (Medford, Mass.). They run leagues for men, women, couples, and kids hereabouts and all are steeped in tradition. See Joy of Bocce Weekly, Vol. 7, Issue 33 (September 29, 2008) for details.

Backyard court of Joe Sandri, Sr. (Columbus, Georgia).

Bocce in Sky Park, located in Scotts Valley, California (about thirty miles south of San Jose).

Sky Park - Scotts Valley 2010

Bruce Lanke sends photos of courts at his Pennsylvania church in a north suburban area of Pittsburgh called Perrysville.

Winter Bocce in Perrysville.

Lynnfield, Massachusetts bocce lover Peter Gravallese sends photos of his 10' x 60' court with a Har-Tru playing surface.

Honey Brook Borough Park (Honey Brook, PA). Photos courtesy of Libby Nixdorf.

Honey Brook Borough Park (Honey Brook, PA). Photos courtesy of Libby Nixdorf.

Bocce at the home of Eric and Susan Marttila, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

A look at some New England bocce courts - photos by Kathy Flynn.

Carlton Lakes photos by Richard Curreri, Secretary/Treasurer of the Southwest Florida Bocce Conference.

More venues in the Southwest Florida Bocce Conference.

Grass Valley (Nevada City, California) courts donated by the Gold Country Italian-American Club in 1982.

The Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury, Connecticut. The banquet facility has ten bocce courts on site.

Cape Coral, Florida Bocce. Photos by Michael Grasser.

Mid-Florida-Lakes Bocce Club. Photos by Dan Klinedinst.

Dixie Jean Memorial Bocce Court, Carroll Township, PA.

Dixie Jean Memorial Court - 2012

Former USBF President John Ross' backyard court, also known as Shady Oak Cellars Winery and Bocce Club. Photos by John Ross.

Kevin Fletcher of Zone 8 Landscape LLC sends photos of a great court he installed in Mercer Island, WA.

Scotts Valley, California - the home of Joy of Bocce Weekly faithful reader Tom Walsh.

Cuneo Cellars, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Photos by Georgette Cash.

Says Richard Boyce..."Lincoln Village is a Townhome Association of 132 residences on 18.5 acres of land in beautiful Willow Glen, a western section of San Jose."

Burlington (Vermont) Bocce Club. Photos by Zander Ponzo.

Italian American Citizens Club of South San Francisco, CA. Photos by Tom Belluomini.

Fred Wilburn's beautiful home court in Johnson County Kansas.

Brian Christiano's court in Harwinton, Connecticut.

Lou Ures' 80' by 11' Forest Court in Florence, Oregon.

Kurt Everett photos show the courts in Kansas City's Bocce Basement.

DaVinciBocce's Mike Grasser sends photos of courts he built in Ohio...
"This is a new club in Lisbon, Ohio, The Guilford Lake Grille, 7094 East Lake Drive, Lisbon, Ohio, 44432.

Montery Bocce - courts at The Custom House Plaza in Montery's Historic Park.

Freeway Lanes (Wickliffe, Ohio) added 4 world class bocce courts in 2011 featuring polyurethane courts by Michael Grasser of DaVinciBocce.com.

Joe Scaletta's Kelley Island Bocce Gang

Photos by Jimmy Dunne of Pacific Palisades, California. He writes... "I encouraged Bel Air Bay Club, a spectacular private beach club in Pacific Palisades, California, to put in bocce courts a few years ago. They're literally about 15 feet from the edge of the Pacific Ocean - and are right below a fabulous outside bar and restaurant."

East Portal Bocce Club - photos by former USBF President John Ross.

Photos courtesy of Russell Bledsoe. Bocce and horseshoes in Granby, Connecticut.

Great looking court in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Photos courtesy of Tom Dietrich of Carmel Valley, California.

Bocce court in Danville, NH. Photos by David Marceau.

Steve Pollack's Octagonal Court. "I too am a bocce ball enthusiast. I built a court in my backyard and have weekly neighborhood games.
What I found lacking was a really good measuring device for bocce ball. So I invented one, the Bocceometer TM pronounced like speedometer.
I have seen your You Tube review of the Club Hawk and thought you would like to see the Bocceometer. My website is http://www.bocceometer.com ."

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