Membership of Guards Polo Club allows you entry to these clubs around the world. So if you find yourself in a far flung place with some time to spare then contact the Membership Department (01784 434212) which will personally arrange your visit. Please note that all reciprocations must be validated by our Membership Department in the first instance.
Apes Hill Polo Club
The venue for some world-class polo and home to the patron of Apes Hill polo team. The club also boasts an excellent golf course that offers unrivalled views over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Argentario Polo Club
2. Monte Argentario, Italy
This Club is located on the Mediteranean sea, in Tuscany, at Monte Argentario. Just over an hour from Florence or Rome, the club's polo field and stables are in beautiful countryside with a wonderful view of the sea and in the middle of an execllent 18-hole golf course. Matches are played between May and October.
Auckland Polo Club
3. New Zealand
The Auckland club was one of the first polo clubs to be formed in New Zealand. The club has its own grounds and plays polo at least four times a week. The polo captain is Sam Hopkinson, a familiar name to polo in the UK.
Berliner Polo Club
One of the oldest polo clubs on the European Mainland. Berliner Polo Club offers polo from May through to October. Established in 1906 it offers a variety of tournaments in the German capital.
Campo Argentino de Polo
5. Palermo, Argentina
The home of the greatest polo in the world - the Argentine Open - this polo ground in Palermo was built in 1928 - the world's fifth oldest polo tournament - and is affectionately known as the cathedral of Polo. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Buenos Aires this venue is different from other clubs in this list as it is a polo venue rather than a club. The great contest is held from mid November to early December.
Chantilly Polo Club
Built in the grounds of the Ferme D'Aprement, in the shadow of the chateau of Chantilly, the Chantilly Polo Club opened its doors in 1995. The club, whose president is Patrick Guerrand Hermes, offers a wide choice of polo and strives to be a centre of excellence where all are welcome.
Eldorado Polo Club
7. Indio, California, USA
The club has been offering first class polo for more than 50 years. Known as an informal players' club, matches are played from November through to April. The club offers a unique mix of old and new, tradition and innovation, champagne and long-neck Coronas, that has come to be known as polo, desert style.
Genghis Khan Polo Club
8. Orkhan National Park, Mongolia
Situated in the heart of the Mongolian Steppes, this club offers polo from early June to September. Visitors are accommodated in traditional Mongolian yurts (tents) and can choose from some 50 polo ponies and riding horses. In addition to the polo the club offers riding through the magnificent Orkhan National Park with its hot springs and volcanoes as well as the opportunity to sample kendo, yoga, fishing and archery.
Helvetia Polo Club, Brazil
Helvetia Polo Club is the leading polo venue in Sao Paulo with 45 full size grounds. Such facilities mean that the Club is able to offer excellent sporting fixtures from March to October. In addition to some great polo, Helvetia Polo Club is also able to offer polo lessons within its own polo academy as well as other equestrian opportunities among the stunning Brazilian countryside. Helvetia Polo Club’s wonderful Clubhouse is, of course, the perfect place to relax after a great day of polo.
10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
This leading Argentine polo and golf club is named after the Hurlingham Club in London and was the first place to host polo in Argentina. The club itself boasts five polo fields, stabling for 300 horses, plus an 18-hole golf course, 18 tennis courts including six grass courts, a cricket pitch, two swimming pools, three paddle tennis courts and an indoor sports complex with a gym and squash courts.
Jaipur Riding & Polo Club
Home to polo, be it with ponies, camels or elephants, the club was founded by Col Garcha, one of India's best known polo players and a former coach of the Indian national team. Under the patronage of the Maharani Gayatri Devi and located in the country said by many to be the cradle of modern polo, the Jaipur Polo and Riding Club offers an exciting polo playing experience as well as a relaxing resort atomsphere. Competitive polo is played during December
Kurland Polo Club
12. Western Cape, South Africa
The exclusive Kurland estate is situated outside Plettenburg Bay, on the Western Cape's internationally renowned Garden Route. As well as extensive polo facilities, there is also a comprehensive network of soft roads through forests and pastures, making it the ideal venue for leisure riding too.
Santa Maria Polo Club
Polo in Sotogrande dates back to 1965, when the first polo ground was built in the area, the mythic "La Playa" ground. Today, the Club hosts games throughout the year and major tournaments include the International Summer Polo as well as the Easter Season. www.santamariapoloclub.com
Singapore Polo Club
The Singapore Polo Club is one of the oldest sporting and social clubs in Singapore. Founded in 1886 by the officers of the King’s Own Regiment, the 1st Battalion, the Club has a distinguished heritage and remains rich in its traditions of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Competition is played from March through to December. www.singaporepoloclub.org
St Moritz Polo Club
The first polo field was laid out in St Moritz in 1899 on the initiative of a group of British cavalry officers, who used to play polo as part of their training and to while away the time. In 1959 the St Moritz Polo Club was founded and has staged numerous tournaments. In 1984 it became the venue for the world's prestigious winter polo tournament, the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow.
Tang Polo Club, Beijing
Tang Polo Club has been created by one of China’s leading players Liu Shilai. Situated within an hour of Beijing’s city centre, Shilai has created a centre of excellence for polo, offering two excellent grounds, a first-class Clubhouse, a boutique hotel as well as a growing membership list. Shilai’s experience of the game, including playing in the UK and Argentina, has enabled him to establish standards of excellence both on and off the field. Tang Polo Club is also home to the Cartier International China Polo Challenge, which is managed by the core team here at Guards Polo Club. Reciprocal status with Guards Polo Club will allow our members to attend events at Tang Polo Club at the same rates as Tang’s own membership and we look forward to welcoming Tang’smembers to enjoy watching games here at Smith’s Lawn.
Thai Polo and Equestrian Club
The beautiful setting of Pattaya, 150kms from Bangkok, is the location for this impressive club. Owned by Guards patron Harald Link, it opened in 2003 and has helped confirm Thailand as an international centre for polo. Included at the Club is the Rege Ludwig Polo School, where both experienced and novice players can learn to improve their game, as well as a La Martina Store. Key tournaments include the BMW B Grimm Thai Polo Open.www.thai-polo-club.com
Tortugas Country Club
18. Tortugas, Argentina
This leading South American club is home to one of the most famous polo tournaments in the world - attracting the cream of the sport's players. During September and October the club hosts the Tortugas Open, the first leg of the Argentine Triple Crown.