The 26th AnnualJanuary 26, 2011

Golf World's 100 Best Golf Shops

The PGA Tour Shop at the Jacksonville airport offers customers plenty of last-minute gift options.

The PGA Tour Shop at the Jacksonville airport offers customers plenty of last-minute gift options.

Golf may be a game of tradition, but golf retailing today is anything but. The continued presence of big-box stores and online entities selling golf products has required professionals, merchandisers and specialty-store owners to become increasingly innovative in what is now a big business. Our winning shops this year totaled more than $200 million in sales. However, even in the face of such numbers, golf retail remains about people. Often the engine driving the stores and shops on this list is an individual (or group of individuals) with vision, creativity and discipline, coupled with a work ethic to envy. You may call them winners or smart businessmen. We call them our 100 Best.

PRIVATE

Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Orlando

Bearpath G&CC

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Bighorn GC

Palm Desert, Calif.

Castle Pines GC

Castle Rock, Colo.

Cherokee Town and CC

Atlanta

Congressional CC

Bethesda, Md.

The CC at Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo.

Desert Mountain Club

Scottsdale

East Lake GC

Atlanta

The Everglades Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Fieldstone GC

Greenville, Del.

Merion GC

Ardmore, Pa.

Minnesota Valley CC

Bloomington, Minn.

Muirfield Village GC

Dublin, Ohio

Olympia Fields CC

Olympia Fields, Ill.

The Peninsula G&CC

Millsboro, Del.

Philadelphia CC

Gladwyne, Pa.

Phoenix CC

Phoenix

The Sanctuary GC

Sanibel, Fla.

Sycamore Hills GC

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Toscana CC

Indian Wells, Calif.

TPC Boston

Norton, Mass.

TPC Sugarloaf

Duluth, Ga.

Trump National GC - Westchester

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Wichita CC

Wichita, Kan.

RESORT

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Lodge Gift Shop

Bandon, Ore.

Blackwolf Run

Kohler, Wis.

The Breakers Sports Pro Shop

Palm Beach

The Coeur d'Alene Resort GC

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Doral Golf Resort & Spa

Miami

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Irving, Texas

Harbour Town GL

Hilton Head Island

Lake of Isles

North Stonington, Conn.

The Lone Cypress Shop at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

Makai GC

Princeville, Hawaii

Ocean Club GC

Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island

PGA National Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Phoenician GC

Scottsdale

Pinehurst

Pinehurst, N.C.

The Pro Shop at Pebble Beach GL

Pebble Beach

Seaview Resort

Galloway, N.J.

Spanish Bay Pro Shop

Pebble Beach

Spyglass Hill Pro Shop

Pebble Beach

TPC San Antonio

San Antonio

TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The Westin La Cantera Resort

San Antonio

The Westin La Paloma

Tucson

Whistling Straits

Sheboygan, Wis.

PUBLIC

Bali Hai GC Las Vegas

Chambers Bay

University Place, Wash.

Classic Club

Palm Desert, Calif.

GC at Incline Village

Incline Village, Nev.

Grand Cypress GC

Orlando

Grayhawk GC

Scottsdale

Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop

Sacramento, Calif.

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells, Calif.

Kierland GC

Scottsdale

Maderas GC

Poway, Calif.

Ocotillo Golf Resort

Chandler, Ariz.

Pine Oaks GC

South Easton, Mass.

Poppy Hills GC

Pebble Beach

RedTail Golf Center

Beaverton, Ore.

Saratoga National GC

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Talking Stick GC

Scottsdale

Torrey Pines Golf Shop

La Jolla, Calif.

TPC Deere Run

Silvis, Ill.

TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas

TPC Louisiana

Avondale, La.

TPC Scottsdale

Scottsdale

TPC Tampa Bay

Lutz, Fla.

Troon North GC

Scottsdale

Trump National GC - Los Angeles

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Whirlwind GC

Chandler, Ariz.

OFF-COURSE

Carl's Golfland - Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Carl's Golfland - St. John's

Plymouth, Mich.

Carlsbad Golf Center

Carlsbad, Calif.

Edwin Watts Golf

Concord, N.C.

Edwin Watts Golf, Doral

Miami

Golfdom

McLean, Va.

Golfology

Hanover, Mass.

The Kiawah Golf Shop at the Sanctuary

Kiawah Island

King Par Golf

Flushing, Mich.

Lumpy's Golf

La Quinta, Calif.

Lumpy's Golf

Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Miles of Golf

Ypsilanti, Mich.

The New York Golf Center

New York City

PGA Tour Shops - Dallas

Dallas

PGA Tour Shops - Detroit

Romulus, Mich.

PGA Tour Shops - Flushing

Flushing, N.Y.

PGA Tour Shops - Jacksonville

Jacksonville

PGA Tour Shops - Las Vegas

Las Vegas

PGA Tour Shops - Palm Springs

Palm Springs

PGA Tour Shops - Philadelphia

Essington, Pa.

PGA Tour Shops - Phoenix

Tempe, Ariz.

PGA Tour Shops - Reno-Tahoe

Reno, Nev.

PGA Tour Shops - Sacramento

Sacramento, Calif.

PGA Tour Shops - San Francisco

San Francisco

The Pro Shop, Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

St. Andrews, Scotland

__Hawaii's Makai GC (left) attracts customers with a local flair. Elegant displays are just part of the winning formula for 15-time 100 Best honoree Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. __