The Polo Paradise has a name… Sotogrande... Enjoy this year’s Gold Cup Grand Slam!

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 Good news for lovers of polo! The Santa María Polo Club International Tournament, which this year celebrates its 45th anniversary, will host the Gold Cup from 14 to 28 August, which has been raised by the Committee WPT Grand Slam.

This recognition reflects the excellent quality and a huge international perception. It also represents a great competitive value as the ranking level increases, with a total of 150 points for the  winner, compared to 125 last year.

In addition, this event makes Sotogrande one of the four world polo enclaves because within the Grand Slam 2016, there are only three unique international competitions outside of Argentina. One is the US Open Polo Championship at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (Florida), to be held from March 30 to April 24. Another the UK Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club, from 22 June to 17 July, and the third will be the Gold Cup International Tournament in Sotogrande.

45th anniversary of the International Tournament Santa María Polo Club

No doubt the 45th anniversary of the Santa María Polo Club International Tournament will take centre stage and become one more year the meeting point for lovers of this exciting sport and the most renowned players in Europe.

This year the International Tournament will be held from July 27 to August 28 and in addition to the Gold Cup there will b other competitions in which the score remains with 90 points at the Silver Cup. The High Handicaps as at World Championship Cup and Challenge Cup score for Gold and Silver Cups with medium handicap.

High expectations

If last year, this recognized test drew more than 88,900 spectators, this year the forecasts are even more optimistic, thanks to the upgrading of the test, especially for August 28, with the expected end of the Gold Cup. These days will be filled with sport, leisure, food and fun, because the celebration of the 45th anniversary of this tournament is more than just polo. Events related to this competition are the essence of August in Sotogrande.

If you want to get ahead and secure your presence in this historic year, you can already book your hotel in one of the most exclusive enclaves. Discover the harbour side development of the Hotel Club Marítimo de Sotogrande.