Welcome to the National Croquet Club!
Based in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, the National Croquet Club's membership spans the globe. We are proud to claim the Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center as our home and extend an open invitation for you to visit anytime.
THE FIFTH SUMMER GOLF CROQUET LEAGUE IS UPON US
REGISTRATIONS TAKING PLACE FOR EITHER TUE, WED OR BOTH!
Lunch/Drinks are being served Tues & Sat 11:30-2 PM during the summer.
Thurs Happy Hour 5-7 PM.
Bar service is always available to Members and the public during dining hours. If there's no bartender, ask any SandyJames (dining service - caterer) employee for service.
USCA Members can check their handicaps here: Handicaps.
Visit our Photos page to experience and share the great times we have at the NCC.
LEARN, PLAY & EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF CROQUET.
Welcome to the National Croquet Club Home Page. The Club is the largest in the US, and is headquartered at the Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center (NCC), owned and operated by the Croquet Foundation of America (CFA). The NCC is the largest and finest dedicated croquet center in the world. It resides on ten beautiful acres in West Palm Beach just minutes away from Palm Beach International Airport. It is located between Trump International Golf course and The Palm Beach Zoo/The Science Museum on the corner of Florida Mango & Summit Avenue.
It has a 19,000 square foot, Caribbean-Colonial-style building that provides headquarters office space for the CFA, the United States Croquet Association (USCA), and the Club. It also houses the Croquet Museum, the Croquet Hall of Fame, and the largest croquet shop in the US. It act as a clubhouse, has two large ballrooms, dining room, bar & lounge, with wide verandas overlooking four acres of lush lawns that are the equivalent of laser-level putting greens (105’ X 84’ each). It is a haven of peace in a bustling world. Inside you will find wide entryways; gracious space for dining; an elegant lounge; and two ballrooms upstairs for dinners, dancing, or meetings, or a combination thereof. These qualities make it an ideal party space for almost any event. Click here: www.croquetnational.com to go the the National Croquet Center website for full details of the building and its capacities.
Why is the Croquet Center offering party or meeting space? They want everyone to come and see that croquet is no longer just a backyard family game; or a game of the idle rich, or an “old folks” game. In its four variations, it can be all or any of these, but in reality is so very much more. It is now a serious sport with serious equipment that offers unique benefits to its players -- young and old -- and a game that should appeal to almost anyone, young or old; male or female. It can be highly competitive, playing with a handicap system in frequent tournaments throughout the US and internationally at the finest clubs and resorts, or just for fun and relaxation.
Croquet is low impact (just walking, bending and swinging a roughly two-pound mallet between your legs to hit a one-pound, solid plastic ball), yet it can be highly competitive, strategic, and mentally stimulating, with a major social component where you will make many new friends. All of these characteristics are proven to benefit health, mental acuity and longevity.
Come for a free lesson at 10:00 AM any Saturday (Call for reservations) and we will teach you or your guests a simple game called golf croquet that can be learned in minutes, is great fun, yet it becomes more and more strategic as your talent grows.
If you are planning an event, it isn’t required that it includes croquet, but it is highly recommend for something different and fun. Either way, our purpose will be served if you and your guests simply see the facility and understand that this is a serious competitive sport that they can take up successfully at any time of life.
Croquet is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle. Learning the game is a rewarding experience for young and old alike. It is a game you can play for a lifetime -- while making friends for life. The main building has fine dining by Sandy James Fine Foods, the in-house caterer to the National Croquet Center. They are also available for memorable special events; corporate outings, weddings, etc.
Come visit the National Croquet Center today and experience for yourself the fun and competitive nature of the game. The Center is open daily from Monday- Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and the courts are open on Sunday after 11:00 AM as well. Phone: 561-478-2300 for more information on how to become a Club member, or to schedule your next event. You will be glad you did.