Golf World'sJanuary 28, 2010

100 Best Golf Shops

The latest installment in a competition that began in 1986

The golf shop at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

The golf shop at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

*January 1986. Shirt collars were hard and sales of muscle-back blades hadn't completely gone soft. That month also marked the debut of our 100 Best Golf Shops competition. The idea was simple: identify excellence in golf retailing. Those hard-collar shirts and blade irons may be long gone, but that uncomplicated, solid premise has stood the test of time. *

PRIVATE

Bearpath Golf & Country Club

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Bighorn Golf Club

Palm Desert, Calif.

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Castle Pines Golf Club

Castle Rock, Colo.

Congressional Country Club

Bethesda, Md.

The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe

San Diego

Desert Mountain

Scottsdale

East Lake Golf Club

Atlanta

Edina Country Club

Edina, Minn.

Fieldstone Golf Club

Greenville, Del.

Firestone Country Club

Akron, Ohio

Fountain Head Country Club

Hagerstown, Md.

The Golf Club of Georgia

Alpharetta, Ga.

Inverness Club

Toledo, Ohio

Medinah Country Club

Medinah, Ill.

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Merion Golf Club

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Ardmore, Pa.

Minnesota Valley Country Club

Bloomington, Minn.

Olympia Fields Country Club

Olympia Fields, Ill.

Philadelphia Country Club

Gladwyne, Pa.

Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club

Bradenton, Fla.

TPC Jasna Polana

Princeton, N.J.

TPC Sugarloaf

Duluth, Ga.

TPC Twin Cities

Blaine, Minn.

University of Texas Golf Club

Austin

Wichita Country Club

Wichita, Kan.

RESORT

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

Beaver Creek Golf Club

Avon, Colo.

Blackwolf Run

Kohler, Wis.

The Breakers Sports Pro Shop

Palm Beach

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs

The Doral Golf Resort and Spa

Miami

Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas

Irving, Texas

Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island

Ka'anapali Golf Resort

Lahaina, Hawaii

__Lake of Isles (North) __

North Stonington, Conn.

The Lone Cypress Shop at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, S.C.

Ocean Club Golf Club

Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, S.C.

The Phoenician

Scottsdale

Pinehurst

Pinehurst, N.C.

Reunion Resort & Club

Reunion, Fla.

Reynolds Plantation - Oconee Shop

Greensboro, Ga.

Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando

Orlando

The Pro Shop at Spyglass Hill

Pebble Beach

__Tiburón Golf Club __

Naples, Fla.

TPC Sawgrass Ponte

Vedra Beach, Fla.

Westin La Cantera Resort Course

San Antonio

The Westin La Paloma

Tucson

Whistling Straits

Sheboygan, Wis.

PUBLIC

Bali Hai Golf Club

Las Vegas

Celebration Golf Club

Celebration, Fla.

Chambers Bay Golf Club

University Place, Wash.

Classic Club Palm

Desert, Calif.

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Newcastle, Wash.

Grayhawk Golf Club

Scottsdale

Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop

Sacramento, Calif.

Hillandale Golf Shop

Durham, N.C.

Indian Wells Resort

Indian Wells, Calif.

Kierland Golf Club

Scottsdale

Maderas Golf Club

San Diego

Monarch Beach Golf Links

Dana Point, Calif.

The Palmer Course at La Cantera

San Antonio

Pine Oaks Golf Course

South Easton, Mass.

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Pebble Beach

RedTail Golf Center

Beaverton, Ore.

The Revere Golf Club

Henderson, Nev.

Talking Stick Golf Club

Scottsdale

Torrey Pines Golf Shop

La Jolla, Calif.

TPC Deere Run

Silvis, Ill.

TPC Louisiana

Avondale, La.

TPC Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Troon North Golf Club

Scottsdale

Trump National Golf Club

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Whirlwind Golf Club

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 Orlando Superstore

Orlando

Golfdom Tysons

McLean, Va.

Golf-ol-o-gy

Hanover, Mass.

The Kiawah Golf Shop

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Lumpy's Golf

Cathedral City, Calif.

Lumpy's Golf

Ft. Myers, Fla.

Lumpy's Golf

La Quinta, Calif.

Miles of Golf

Ypsilanti, Mich.

New York Golf Center

New York City

PGA Tour Shop - Cincinnati

Erlanger, Ky.

PGA Tour Shop - Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas

PGA Tour Shop - Detroit

Romulus, Mich.

PGA Tour Shop - Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers, Fla.

PGA Tour Shop - Houston

Houston

PGA Tour Shop - Jacksonville

Jacksonville

PGA Tour Shop - Las Vegas

Las Vegas

PGA Tour Shop - Memphis

Memphis

PGA Tour Shop - Palm Springs

Palm Springs

PGA Tour Shop - Phoenix

Tempe, Ariz.

PGA Tour Shop - Reno-Tahoe

Reno, Nev.

PGA Tour Shop - Sacramento

Sacramento, Calif.

PGA Tour Shop - St. Louis

Maryland Heights, Mo.