Happy Birthday Guards Polo Club, The Icon Club

Guards Polo Club was founded on 25th January 1955 with HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as the Club’s first President. A role he held for 66 years until his death in April 2021.

This Club is set in the outstanding natural surroundings of Smith’s Lawn, thought to have been named after a gamekeeper at the time of the Restoration in the 17th century.

Nearby are the renowned Savill and Valley Gardens. Such a spectacular location, impressive fixtures list and the Club’s unrivalled, close relationship with the Royal Family ensures that Guards Polo Club is, without doubt, one of the most famous polo clubs in the world.

Smith’s Lawn is home to our elegant Clubhouse, featuring a restaurant and bar for members and guests, offering an unrivalled view over the Club’s Queen’s Ground. There are six further fields at this location. Further into Windsor Great Park, at Flemish Farm, Guards Polo Club has developed two additional polo grounds, incorporating a spectacular backdrop of Windsor Castle, and manages 120 stables and an all-weather exercise track at this same location.


There are currently some 1,000 Social (Non Playing) Members and about 160 Playing Members, among whom are some of the highest rated players in the world.


From all the PoloHUB team, we wish a very happy birthday to the Club!