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36 Troon-affiliated facilities named 2022 Platinum Award winners by AGM

Six facilities recognized as best of the best

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 1, 2022) – 36 Troon-affiliated facilities were recently named 2022 Platinum Award recipients by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) recognizing premier golf shops across the world. The AGM Platinum Awards honor the “best of the best” public, private, resort and off-course specialty shops. Recipients of this prestigious award consistently demonstrate efficacious business practices in their retail operations. The program, a combination of the former 100 Best Golf Shops (Golf World Business) and the AGM Front Nine Awards, attracts entries from facilities worldwide.

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“We are thrilled to have 36 Troon-affiliated facilities recognized as AGM Platinum Award winners,” said Kristen Goulet, Vice President, Retail, Troon. “As we continue to enjoy the surge in golf’s popularity in combination with supply chain balance, our regional and property teams are laser focused on providing the best assortments and customer experience for our members and guests as well as outstanding financial results for our owners.  We applaud the AGM and their advocacy of retail’s importance in the golf and hospitality industry and honored to be in great company as such a big part of this exclusive group of retail professionals.”   

Troon-affiliated facilities named 2022 AGM Platinum Award winners include:

  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.
  • BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Del.
  • Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Del.
  • Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio
  • Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.
  • Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii
  • Kapalua Resort – Plantation in Maui, Hawaii
  • Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif.
  • Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire
  • Mauna Lani Golf in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif.
  • NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Papago Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, Miss.
  • Royal Golf Club – Riffa, Bahrain
  • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey
  • Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, Calif.
  • The Boulders in Carefree, Ariz.
  • The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Course in Desaru Coast, Johor, Malaysia
  • The Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Pines, Colo.
  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
  • Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York
  • Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.
  • Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, Calif.
  • Yas Links Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.

In addition, six Troon-affiliated facilities were named “Best of the Best” among the AGM’s Platinum Award winners, including:

  • Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii
  • Kapalua Resort – Plantation in Maui, Hawaii
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif.
  • Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey
  • Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York

All AGM award winners were recognized during the AGM’s Annual Retail Conference held on Tuesday, January 25th in Orlando, Fla. To be considered for a Platinum Award, courses were invited to submit golf shop nominations. Entries were judged by an impartial panel in a number of categories, including customer satisfaction initiatives, creative use of space, inventory control practices, revenue-generating initiatives, promotions and visual displays.

In addition to golf course retail operations, Troon also operates tennis, fitness, resort and marina retail outlets across the globe. Troon’s national purchasing programs enable owners to receive the benefit of group buying power on hundreds of retail items.

About The AGM
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and founded in 1989, the AGM is an international, professional association whose members include golf professionals, buyers, club managers, owners and suppliers to the golf industry. The AGM is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission of education and it strives to educate golf professionals and buyers, elevate the golf merchandising profession, and enhance communication between buyers and vendor partners.  For more information on the AGM, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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