Welcome to the
Game of Kings
Welcome to the 29th Season at the Sarasota Polo Club. An estimated 45,000 Sarasota-area polo spectators will be on hand during our 2020 Sarasota Polo Season, beginning Sunday December 15th, 2019 through Sunday April 12th, 2020. During Polo Season, every Sunday afternoon at 1pm, we welcome the public to bring out their picnic baskets and enjoy the thrill of the “fastest game on four feet.” With Clydesdale wagon rides, exciting action, food and beverage, tailgating, half-time entertainment, divot stomping and plenty of fresh air, Sunday polo is the perfect place for a family outing; dogs are even welcome on a leash.
Settled in 1922 and established in 1991 as the first development in Lakewood Ranch, the Sarasota Polo Club has a remarkable legacy filled with stories of cowboys, cold Milwaukee beer, and chewing gum. In 1922 the Uihlein family, founders of Schlitz Brewing Company, acquired our property as a 28,000-acre timber ranch. Originally the cowboys who worked on our ranch began playing knock-around polo games in their free time. Our ranch hands rode their quarter horses with stock saddles using make-shift polo equipment and knowing very little about polo, the cowboys played by their own rules. Rule #1? The first rider to fall off their horse bought beer for the entire team, naturally. Eventually mallets, saddles and a few polo ponies were donated to the “cowboy games,” and our polo club was born.
Polo is a community sport like no other. For decades the Sarasota Polo Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and part of the Sarasota, Manatee, and Lakewood Ranch social scenes. In addition to polo matches, our Club’s spectacular grounds and venues are home to a variety of community and social events including concerts, festivals, sporting events, charity fundraisers, corporate meetings and elegant weddings.
Today the Sarasota Polo Club, owned by James and Misdee Wrigley Miller, is a premier luxury sporting destination in Lakewood Ranch FL, located on 130 perfectly manicured acres, including 45 private equestrian estates, 7 Bermuda grass polo fields, a regulation-size polo arena, a half-mile horse track, on-site stabling for 72 horses, a Player’s clubhouse and a Polo pavilion.
In the Heart of Florida’s Gulf CoastWith 130 acres of perfectly manicured grounds, the Sarasota Polo Club boasts seven world-class polo fields and a regulation size arena. Polo leagues and tournaments ranging from 2 to 12 goal are played throughout the winter months. Located in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Sarasota Polo Club offers easy access to two international airports and proximity to top-rated white beaches and golf courses.
- Fun, competitive polo all winter long
- Stabling on site
- Beginner through 12 goal- something for everyone
- Country club living