The Club’s History

Hertfordshire Polo Club has a proud history stretching back over fifty years. Polo was first introduced to Woolmers Park in the early 1950s by the late Arthur Lucas, head of the famous Polo playing family and then owner of the estate.  The Club quickly gained a reputation for the quality of its grounds and the warmth of its hospitality. The number of members and the quality of play continued to grow and the Club hosted many prestigious tournaments achieving a clean sweep of all the high goal tournaments in 1967. Over the years the Club has played host to many of the world’s greatest players including HRH Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Prince of Wales. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Woolmers Park and after watching members of her family play awarded the trophies.

In 1997 the current owner, Jeff Godbold, purchased Woolmers Park. His passion for the sport of polo and his commitment to the Club has ensured its continued success. Operating under the name of Woolmers Park Polo Club the Club began an ambitious programme of continuous investment. The fourth ground was created and pitches One and Two were boarded.

This commitment to the Club’s development has led to the superb facilities now enjoyed by members, guests and spectators. The Club has five full size polo pitches, a full-size all-weather arena measuring 100m by 50m, an indoor school and impressive livery facilities. Guests and spectators enjoy the use of the Clubhouse and Members Enclosure whilst the guests of Corporate Sponsors have exclusive use of the marquee situated alongside the number one ground.

The Club remains determined to be at the forefront of delivering the best facilities and services to our members and guests. We believe that this is complemented by our pride in the Club’s history and in tribute to this in 2007 the Club rebranded as Hertfordshire Polo Club.