Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla. sold for $6.865 M

Mark Bellissimo is trying to capitalize on whatever synergies exist between golf and polo. Bellissimo, the principal of the group that owns the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., acquired the nearby Wanderers Club in January for $6.865 million.

The seller was a trust affiliated with John Goodman, who’s currently serving time for driving under the influence and manslaughter. In 2005, Goodman paid $9 million for what was then called Wellington Golf & Country Club, and he hired Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy to redesign the club’s 18-hole, Johnny Miller-designed golf course.

The new Wanderers Club added a polo field to its driving range, and the Palm Beach Post reports that Bellissimo intends to run shuttles between his polo club and the golf club “to increase the reach of his budding equestrian empire.” The Wanderers has a second golf course, an 18-hole, executive-length track, that’s still for sale.

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