Welcome to the
Game of Kings
Welcome to the 28th Season at the Sarasota Polo Club. 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.
Established in 1991 as the first development in Lakewood Ranch, the Sarasota Polo Club has a remarkable legacy filled with stories of timber, cowboys, cold Milwaukee beer, and chewing gum. In 1922 the Uihlein family, founders of Schlitz Brewing Company, acquired a 28,000-acre timber ranch in Sarasota. Originally the cowboys who worked on our ranch began playing knock-around polo games in their free time. The ranch hands rode with stock saddles using make-shift equipment, knowing very little about polo, they played by their own rules. Rule #1? The first rider to fall off their horse buys beer for the team, naturally. Eventually mallets, saddles, and a few polo ponies were donated to the “cowboy games” – and it was then that things got interesting and a “real” polo club was born.
Today the Sarasota Polo Club is a premier luxury sporting destination located on 130 perfectly manicured acres, including 45 private equestrian estates, 7 Bermuda grass fields, a half-mile horse track, boarding facilities 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