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Hotel Near The San Diego Polo Club

There’s nothing quite like a polo match: the seamlessness of horse and rider, the dazzling hoofbeat pace, the blend of refined elegance and raw equestrian athleticism. Your luxury San Diego accommodations at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe positions you perfectly to experience this “sport of kings”—reckoned at thousands of years old—given our close proximity to the San Diego Surf Polo Club.

The San Diego Surf Polo Club

Indeed, you’re just minutes away from the San Diego Surf Polo Club in Del Mar, a worthy complement to the famous Thoroughbred racetrack at the Del Mar Fairgrounds not far away. The club’s gorgeous grounds serve as a fabulous place to get a taste for polo up-close and personal, with a packed season of Sunday matches to choose from.

On August 26th, for instance, you can catch the championship match of the San Diego County Polo Friendship Cup. On September 2nd, meanwhile, the California Clubs Polo Invite Cup sees teams from around the region squaring off; the following Sunday, September 9th, the club hosts four teams contesting the two matches of the San Diego Surf Polo Cup.

On September 16th, you can enjoy the Gutierrez Memorial Cup played by Team Argentina and Team Mexico alongside a tequila-tasting party. The Del Mar Cup follows this up on September 23rd.

Check out the complete 2018 San Diego Surf Polo Club season schedule here!

Try Your Hand at the Sport of Kings

Inspired to grab the reins and give this time-honored sport a try for yourself? The San Diego Surf Polo Club has you covered, then, via its comprehensive Polo School, which offers both private and group polo as well as horseback-riding lessons on the fields and in the arena. Whether you’ve got some riding experience under your belt or you’ve never even come close to climbing into a saddle before, the polo club’s friendly instructors are there to show you the ropes.

Enjoy the San Diego Surf Polo Club on Your Next Visit to The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The outrageously fun Sunday matches, social events, and horseback lessons of the San Diego Surf Polo Club are just another suite of the many San Diego County attractions at your fingertips as a guest at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, alongside the Torrey Pines Golf Course, world-class surfing beaches, whale-watching vantages, and of course the city of San Diego’s cosmopolitan enticements. You’ll love our auspicious location—and you’ll love our amenities, from our very own par-72 golf course and a superb spa to the culinary pleasures of Morada and The Huntsman, all the more!