In honor of National Croquet Day, the Croquet Foundation of America is celebrating croquet, summer, families, kids and easy-to-learn-and-play golf croquet on Saturday, June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach.
The 10-acre facility, located at the corner of Summit Blvd. and Florida Mango Road, is the largest croquet facility in the world with more than 12 croquet courts, and is home of the U.S. Croquet Association national headquarters. The National Croquet Center is also a popular venue for weddings and events.
For this one day, entire families can come and play, and a special supersize croquet game will be set up for children under 12, played by kicking soccer balls of croquet colors. Anyone can play supersize croquet, including adults, who can partner with their children. This is set up especially for smaller children, as they cannot handle the big mallets used for the sport.
The onsite restaurant, the Croquet Grille, will be open serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., available for purchase. This week also marks the re-opening of the National Croquet Center inside the clubhouse, lifting restrictions that were in place due to the pandemic. Don’t forget to stop in and check out the pro shop. A variety of sun visors, hats, white clothing for summer and croquet accessories are available to choose from.
No reservations are required. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call (561) 478-2300, ext. 1, or visit www.croquetnational.com.