International Polo Club

International Polo Club, Wellington: Hours, Address, International Polo Club Reviews: 4.5/5

International Polo Club
4.5
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments played in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend upon Wellington, Fla., Each winter season to enjoy their love of the sport in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility. The Palm Beach Polo Season opens on the first Sunday in January concludes 16 weeks later with the U.S. Open Polo Championship(R) final played on April 19 in 2015. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, lawn seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. Tickets start at $10. For ticketing, hospitality options, or information on booking corporate or group outings or special events year-round, please call us or visit our website.
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Gary S
West Palm Beach, FL305 contributions
FASCINATING to see a MATCH!
Feb 2020
Wellington is the EPICENTER for POLO. Lots of fun. I did not understand much about the game, but it was worth going. We even got to fill in the divots at HALF TIME!
Written March 31, 2020
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Kmurray102
Jupiter, FL10 contributions
Wonderful weekend activity
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was our first visit to watch Polo and enjoy the fabulous brunch. The entire experience was great fun and the food was fantastic!
Written March 13, 2020
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jancy r
West Palm Beach, FL54 contributions
New experience
Feb 2020
Nice place to enjoy fine horses and have some drinks !! We went for the school chorus presentation and we stay for 3 hours watching the beautiful horses doing the show.
Written March 12, 2020
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KJG
Delray Beach, FL6 contributions
Wellington international polo
Feb 2020
A fun , chic, outdoor event. Venue exciting, stomping divots a blast!! Complimentary champagne great!
Exciting way to spend a day watching a fast action sport!
Written February 11, 2020
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Teresa B
Gray, GA22 contributions
A worthwhile experience
Jan 2020 • Family
As a first time visitor and complete newcomer to polo, I walked way with intrigue for the sport and new perspective on the tradition laden event. My teenage daughters even felt the experience was “more fun” than they thought. The venue, weather, and atmosphere really make for a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what I learned. Spectators really just socialize until halftime. After the divot stomp gets the crowd engaged, much like a 7th inning stretch, people come alive and the match gets exciting. They have free champagne and ice cream on the field which makes the tradition a blast. After the half, the teams switch positions on the field, so stick around for the match to move closer to where you are sitting. If you have little children, get a general admission seat for $10 and let them enjoy the open space of the play yard. Bring a stadium seat snd sunscreen. The aluminum bleachers are at the North end of the field, very close to jump castles, food trucks, and a bar. It’s a little far from the action, so if you’re really interested in the game, spend $10 more and get a stadium seat. Very worth it. The sun sets behind the stadium, so actually being away from the pavilion will bring you early afternoon shade by the time the match starts making it more comfortable.

There’s not a lot to do pre-game unless you’re attending the Pavilion Brunch or a member. Non-members are not allowed to tour the stables or dine in the restaurant. There is an American fare food truck with decent choices and the gardens make for great photos and a spot to people watch. The staff said they are slow pre-Super Bowl. After football season ends, they see the crowds pick up, so you may want to allow yourself time to walk from the parking lot and check in.

As for attire, we went after church and I felt very overdressed. There were many people in jeans, no rips or tears, and a nice shirt. Dressy shorts or sundresses were popular too. We did see some of the high end polo fashion, but it wasn’t a mainstay. It was much more relaxed than I imagined. Of course, if you’re the guest of a member, follow their lead.

In summary, if you can appreciate the athleticism of the riders and horses, you’ll enjoy this Sunday afternoon experience.
Written January 20, 2020
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juviarose
Coral Springs, FL29 contributions
Rude people
Dec 2019 • Family
Was there for the ballon event which was very unorganized and accidentally ended up by the Vip polo club with my kids around lady was rude , sounded racist and rudely said I don’t belong there ! She was low class ! Just because I choose not to be part of s club doesn’t mean I don’t have money or not in same or better class ! Embarrassing to my kids !
Written December 3, 2019
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Singittou
223 contributions
Watch a Free Polo Match
Mar 2019
Sit on the lawn. Watch skillful, international players/teams and mighty horses race in the fast paced sport of Kings. The team colors are quite vibrant and the horses are majestic. At half time, there’s a Polo tradition. Everyone goes out to stomp or replace the divots on the field, kids and adults. It’s great fun and it gives you time to socialize! Matches held during the week are often free to the public. You can drive up and park right near the field. Bring a cooler, picnic basket, snacks, chairs, a blanket or even sit in your car and watch. It’s real casual kids, couples or whomever will enjoy it. The big Sunday matches are ticketed and formal Polo fashion is expected. Ladies: Sundresses or smart casual styles and hats. Gentlemen: Sport jacket and button down or Polo with khakis. However, you’re still expected to join in on the divot stomping tradition at the half. There are also casual and formal places to eat on site. They also have Show Jumping, Dressage and Hunters. Riders come from all over the world, including Olympic athletes. There are fees for these shows on the weekends. It’s often free during the week, parking and entry, plus a shuttle to the arena. It’s great fun for families or a friends night out. It’s open admission. Seating is first come first served. There may be some VIP seats for a fee. Go early to secure a good seat. It gets really crowded and some people get a little frustrated. Food vendors are on site as well as roving entertainment before the show begins so you won’t get bored waiting.
Written December 2, 2019
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Shandong
Avon, CT36 contributions
Best fun away from the ocean in all of Florida
Feb 2019
Sundays are the Big Days; tickets are reasonably priced, but The Sunday Brunch is a super splurge. Weekdays (check their schedule) are free and you can tailgate along the perimeter of the field; these are the preliminary matches that lead up to the finals on Sundays. Very pleasant weekday experience.
Written August 6, 2019
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DaniHamel
14 contributions
Great afternoon
Feb 2019 • Friends
We love to do the Sunday Polo Brunch at least once a year. The food is amazing and great way to spend the day. Would have given 5 stars but for the price you pay for brunch you would expect alchol to be included and it is not.
Written July 11, 2019
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LeeTes
Ontario, Canada304 contributions
Gladiator Polo
Mar 2019 • Friends
Friends recommended coming to a Gladiator polo match for our introduction into the world of polo. Parking and general seating were free for the March 29th match. VIP seating was in a huge white tented building for $50 per person which included a buffet and photo opportunities with “gladiators). The general seating stands were extremely uncomfortable. I’m only 5’5” and I had to sit with my legs at an angle since there was very little legroom. Bring a warm jacket because the wind made it feel much colder than 72 degrees! A few food carts were set up offering tacos, alcohol, etc.

Gladiator Polo was played in a ring approximately 1/10th the size of the regular grassy field. Each team had 3 players and they switched horses after each chukker (period). The gladiators led off, racing around the ring in a chariot. The game was fast-paced and exciting. Action was recorded and televised in a jumbo screen. Between the chukkas, the gladiators came out and tossed free T-shirts into the stands.

Apparently anyone can attend the free after/ party in the tent but this information wasn’t posted or available the night we were there.
Written April 3, 2019
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International Polo Club is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM