Learn how to build a backyard bocce ball court, complete with a ball holder and scoreboard, for hours of entertainment with step-by-step instructions and plans from HGTV.
Bocce ball is a very old game, and as such has a host of rules, regulations, and variants. Bocce is more popular than ever today, and it's become a casual, family game. Here's a rundown from hayneedle.com of the game basics and how to keep score.
Bocce Ball courts vary in size and can be 10 to 12 feet wide by 60 to 90 feet long. The side-walls and backboard are generally constructed of treated lumber raised 6 to 12 inches higher than the base. The base is made of consecutive layers of 3 to 5 inches of pea gravel, 3 inches of crushed limestone, 1 to 3 inches of tennis clay or crushed oystershells.
This is the perfect court size. You don't need anything bigger for the usual purposes of bocce...and the balls will actually roll.