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“VIP seats at the clubhouse...$25 per person was well worth it!”
Review of Empire Polo Club

Empire Polo Club
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Indio
Certificate of Excellence
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Temecula, California
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418 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“VIP seats at the clubhouse...$25 per person was well worth it!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

FREE (for east side of field) spectators:
For those who choose to tailgate or pack a picnic lunch and get comfy on a blanket or relax in their own chairs the polo games are FREE. You can also commingle with clubhouse guests, as the commentator does a great job facilitating both sides to interact during "divot stomps" as well 1/2 times. Tailgaters are encouraged to cross the field to socialize, purchase food from the clubhouse concessions as well as purchasing gifts from the clubhouse vendors. The commentator will make announcements as to when it is the appropriate times to do so...

VIP table seats (for west side clubhouse spectators):
+It buys you VIP (grass NOT dirt) parking, very close to the clubhouse, truly convenient.
+Table seats with umbrella (avoid melting) a necessity in the desert!
+Server (phenomenal top notch service) it was the biggest perk of all, it allows for all eyes on field, opposed to waiting at the concession stands under the desert sun. Loved it!!! Our server "Scott" was fantastic, they really cater to their VIP guests.
+FREE glass of champagne during the last polo "divot stomp" match.

PLUS it allows you a sofa in front of your table (closer to the field) great place to take videos or pictures. Very comfy sofa, it was a GREAT bonus!!!! :)

Clubhouse Food:
They offer salads, panini's, charcuterie platter (very tasty, it was really nice) sliders (also very good) amongst other finger food type items. Their beers were really cold (it was perfect) as well as champagne, cocktails and soft drinks. I was surprised to see desserts on their menu, they were delivering chocolate brownies with ice cream and such...looked yummy!

As this was my first visit to the Empire Polo Club I was a little skeptical ...it is always nice to encounter great service, a great time and moreover Tony (sales director) made us feel welcomed!

*Points of attention:
I recommend following Tony's map that he emails you, it can be very confusing for first-timers if you don't...we initially ended up at Eldorado then we were sent to another field. GPS sent us on quite the circle jerk, a bit of a delay arriving at the right venue (GPS iPhone is the worst) yea, don't ignore the emailed map!


Highly recommend!

Visited January 2014
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Silverado, California
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Nice area”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We were actually there for a dog show. Ate in the Tack Room, nice enough for lunch. It had kind of a funky area at a bar where the chairs were actually saddles.

Visited December 2013
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Indio, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Free polo match and free champagne every Sunday”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

From Jan through March yearly come watch free polo matches with world renown players. At intermission stomp some divots on the field with the others and sip the free champagne. Great family outing. Tailgate or purchase excellent food at the clubhouse. Don't miss this opportunity .

Visited January 2013
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Cathedral City
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful, wonderful”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Everything was great, nice place to visit. people we very terrific.
This is a place we will return and visit .Don't miss out on this place

Visited October 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE EVER!!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place has a special place in my heart. I pretty much look forward to visiting this place each year and countdown the days until I return. Each year when I am here, its the happiest place on earth. I first visited 10 years ago and now make it a tradition to return for a certain weekend each year. HAPPY CHELLA!!

Visited April 2013
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