The Pacific Bay polo club
Santa Barbara

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At the beginning of 1990, it turns out that all the Santa Barbara high society has for a long time its habits at the Pacific Bay polo club. C.C. Capwell, his daughter Kelly, Harland Richard : all are members of this club which mixes practice of polo and selective restaurant. A maitre d', posted in front of the entrance, checks moreover the identity of the customers who penetrate there to verify that they are really members. Among the new subscribers, we count Derek Griffin, Laura and Ethan Asher, Robert Barr...

The place is spacious, clear and very busy. We enter it by a double wooden door, which gives onto a few steps. The main room consists of tables to have lunch or drink a glass. On the left of the room, glass doors decorated with the logo of the club (a polo player on his horse), give access to another room never seen on the screen.

On the right of the room, a separation allows to enter another smaller, more intimist room. On the bottom wall to the left throne, on a wooden altar, cups and trophies of polo competitions.

On this same wall, a glass door allows to go outside of the restaurant. At first, a small terrace welcomes some tables to have lunch or have dinner at the open air. Farther, we reach the polo ground. From this terrace, we can see the orphanage of the city where Ethan Asher, Derek Griffin, Stephen Slade, Craig Hunt and Cassandra Benedict grew up.

Among the employees of the Pacific Bay polo club, we know Mark (already maitre d' at the Orient-Express), but also Mack Blake who becomes a horse trainer and exceptionally takes part in the polo matches in C.C.'s team.

As it very fast replaced itself the Capwell Country-club, the Pacific Bay polo club will be supplanted in its turn by another restoration place, the Oasis, from the beginning of 1991.