Mark Bellissimo Announces Purchase of The Wanderers Club By Wellington Equestrian Partners

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:58 PM
Mark Bellissimo Announces Purchase of The Wanderers Club By Wellington Equestrian Partners

Golf, Tennis, Pool, Fitness, and Dining Activities 
Located Within Three Minutes of PBIEC
Shuttle Service from PBIEC Available, Starting Week 3


For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – January 20, 2016 – Mark Bellissimo announced that Wellington Equestrian Partners has purchased The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida. The Wanderers Club is a family-friendly private club that offers some of the finest golf, tennis, fitness, and dining activities in Wellington. The club will continue to serve both equestrian and non-equestrian families in the Wellington area and is conveniently located within three minutes of the world-famous Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

“The Wanderers Club is a special facility and property in Wellington,” said Bellissimo. “With its tournament-quality golf course, tennis, pool, fitness, dining and banquet facilities, we are confident that we will continue to attract both residents and seasonal equestrians as Club members. We will also be providing a shuttle from PBIEC to The Wanderers Club so that access to the facilities is quick and easy for club members. Within the next week, we will be host open meetings for Q&A with club members to explore new opportunities to solicit feedback and identify opportunities to better serve our membership.”

The stunning golf course at The Wanderers Club.

The Best Amenities

The magnificent, par-72 golf course offers immaculate fairways, manicured greens, and breathtaking vistas. Created by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, the 18 holes feature the natural beauty of the Florida landscape with TifEagle greens, tees, and lush fairways at tournament-level conditions. The course offers an uncrowded experience with no tee times. A quick round is possible any time, even on weekends and holidays, during the busy winter season. Players can have a traditional golf experience by walking the course with caddies or ride in carts.

Tennis is another fantastic amenity at The Wanderers Club.

The golf staff helps members perfect their skills and there are two short game practice areas, a driving range, and a state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor golf studio complete with video swing analysis and club fitting equipment.

Availability is the name of the game when it comes to tennis at The Wanderers Club. With six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts for day and night play, shade shelters, comfortable seating, and chilled water, plus tennis professionals that are all USPTA certified, the tennis program is second-to-none. Other unique features include a fully-stocked tennis pro shop, 24-hour stringing and racquet customization service, as well as organized teams, events, and clinics.

Enjoy the beautiful Florida weather at the pool at The Wanderers Club.

After a day of golf or tennis, families can lounge by the secluded, Olympic-size swimming pool while soaking up the Florida sunshine. A second children’s pool is available too for playing and splashing. A children’s play area at the Clubhouse includes a heated wading pool and play set. Plans for the winter season include a Kids Camp with tennis, golf, swimming, and fun activities for children to enjoy.

The Finest Dining and Events

 Offering what many call the finest dining experience in Wellington, The Wanderers Club offers three different offerings for patrons. The Stables is the premier restaurant with dishes that feature flavors from around the world and more than 400 different wine lables on its outstanding wine in an intimate atmosphere.

The Stables Restaurant

Duke’s Bar and Veranda is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage, American tapas dinner, or chef specialties in elegant surroundings. The restaurant invites gatherings of all sizes and is a perfect setting for friends and families to share quality time in a more casual setting. Tennis, Golf, and Equestrian attire is always welcome. The Veranda overlooks the driving range and polo field, a perfect spot to relax with family and enjoy the view.

Duke’s Bar and Veranda

The Wanderers Club offers exceptional facilities in a unique, private setting, with five-star dining and uncompromising service for meetings, birthdays and anniversary celebrations, charitable fundraisers or corporate outings. The Wanderers Club is a captivating backdrop for every type of event that guests will remember for a lifetime.

The First-Rate Team

While ownership is changing, the familiar faces of The Wanderers Club will stay the same, led by General Manager and Director of Golf Justin Thompson. Thompson is a Wellington resident and will continue delivering the highest operational standards.

“The team at The Wanderers Club is outstanding,” said Bellissimo, “and we have no plans to change that. We look forward to working with them and continuing their excellent service.”

All of the dining is under the watchful and expert eye of Executive Chef Tam Ha. His repertoire includes Asian, Caribbean, American Fusion, and Continental French cuisines. Chef Tam is also known for his beautiful, hand-carved ice sculptures that complement food displays at the Club.  Chef Tam has spent 20 years in the culinary profession, working at such prestigious clubs as the Everglades Club and The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. He earned the esteemed Silver Medal in Culinary Arts for graduating second in his class at the State University of New York.

The lobby of The Wanderers Club.

Food and Beverage Director Luis Taboda, also a master Sommelier, will continue to lead the staff in providing the very best for members and special events and great wine options from the club’s extensive wine list.

For those interested in Wanderers Club info or membership, please email Membership Director Anna Grzebien at, call 561-795-3501, or visit

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