American polo is solidly based on some 60 large and small member clubs of the U.S. Polo Association divided into circuits which spread across the nation. From these clubs tournament teams are drawn, although occasionally four players may band together, take a team name, and play without the backing of a club. Some of the clubs play only outdoor polo, others only the indoor game. A number of clubs play both, or else a combination game which is called "arena polo."
Top U.S. Polo clubs by circuit are:
NORTHEASTERN: Meadow Brook Club, Westbury, N.Y.; Blind Brook Polo Club, Portchester, N.Y.
CENTRAL: Ivory Polo Club, Detroit, Mich.; Milwaukee Polo Club, Wis.; Oak Brook Polo Club, Hinsdale, Ill.
SOUTHEASTERN: Brandy-wine Polo Association, Wilmington, Del.; Gulf Stream Polo Club, Delray Beach, Fla.; Aiken Polo Club, Aiken, S.C.
PACIFIC COAST: Santa Barbara County Polo Association, Santa Barbara, Calif.; San Francisco Polo Club, Calif.; San Mateo-Burlin-game Polo Club, San Mateo, Calif.
SOUTHWESTERN: El Ranchito Polo Club, Vernon, Texas; Polo Association of Dallas, Texas; San Antonio Polo Club, Texas.
NORTHWESTERN: Fairfield Polo Association, Wichita, Kan.