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 The largest public croquet club in the US welcomes you!
Founded in 2000 by Jackie Jones, for many years the leading female croquet player in the USA, Sarasota County Croquet Club is growing and thriving nearly 20 years later with the vital ongoing support of Sarasota County and the city of Venice. Come join us!

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When Jackie and Fred Jones moved from Newport RI to Venice, FL, they convinced the developer at Waterford to pay half the cost of a croquet lawn. Jackie and Fred started playing and teaching at Waterford and from that humble beginning, in the early 1990s, the Sarasota County Croquet Club was born. In the early 2000s, Jackie convinced local government officials to enter a joint venture with the newly formed club to use some “dead space” in Wellfield Park to build croquet courts on in Wellfield Park but have the county maintain it.

Now, almost 20 years later, the Sarasota County Croquet Club is completing its second major expansion. Soon, we will have 7 full-sized courts. We are the largest public croquet club in the country and, one of the largest croquet clubs in the United States. We are the site of numerous national competitions and this year, our first international competition. We remain true to Jackie’s original social values: For her, the social aspect of croquet is the glue that binds the club together. For many of our members, the club is the center of their social lives. For others, it is the venue at which they have achieved national recognition for their croquet skills. We also actively support local youth programs and teach croquet to the next generation of players. We are not a country club with 1 or 2 courts. We are a club dedicated to croquet and to promoting an active, healthy lifestyle for members of the community which we serve.

Even though the members support the maintenance of the facility, we remain open to the public one or two days per week and give free instruction to guests and all our members. Our membership, more than 260, is drawn from the local area as well as all over the US and world.

As a public club, we have a strong culture of volunteerism. To keep dues low, we ask everyone to volunteer in a way that they can.


Drone photos August 2023
A number of members have asked for pictures about the court improvements. Here are the latest batch of photos taken in mid-August. As you can see, the improvements are almost completed. The lawns are in; the shade structures are completed with new furniture. There is still some cleanup going on but we are on schedule and on budget. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

We met our $360,000 goal for our club improvement campaign which was matched by generous contributions from Sarasota County and the City of Venice

We thank each of you who have so generously donated to the Sarasota County Croquet Club. Our renovations should be completed by the end of the summer.

Watch for our Grand Opening this Fall



How To Find Us

Our courts are located at 1420 Lucaya Ave., Venice, Florida, at the intersection of Pinebrook Road (off Venice Ave.) and Lucaya Avenue, in Wellfield Park, two miles South of the exit-195 (Laurel Road) on  I-75.  

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Affordable Membership
With six categories of membership, choose the one that fits you. Annual club membership fee is $395 per person which includes membership to the the United States Croquet Association (USCA). Trial (monthly) $150, weekly $90, social $10, and summer $100 (May 1-Sept. 30) memberships are available.  A non-resident membership (residing over 60 miles away) $240, and Annual Legacy membership $356 membership are also available by contacting the membership chair at:

Members can participate in free clinics, group and open play 7 days a week. The club holds several USCA sanctioned invitational tournaments during the year, which draw some of the top players from all over the country. Club Singles and Doubles Championships are held as well as several social tournaments. A monthly potluck dinner at venues or at a member's home are always well attended.

Come out on any Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM (8:30 AM in the summer) for a class on the basics of croquet.  If you like, join us for lunch at a local golf course club house, and stick around for an afternoon game of golf croquet, a simplified version of the game.
Each year SCCC hosts several tournaments during the active season (October - May).  Click on our event calendar for the complete schedule

As a very active club, we have monthly social events as well as a daily play and instruction schedule.

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