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28 Troon-affiliated facilities named 2023 Platinum Award winners by AGM

Two facilities recognized as "Best of the Best"

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 1, 2023) – 28 Troon-affiliated facilities were recently named 2023 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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Troon-affiliated facilities named 2023 AGM Platinum Award winners include:

  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.
  • Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla. 
  • BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Del.
  • Capital Canyon Club, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio
  • Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville, Del.
  • Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.
  • Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii
  • Kapalua Plantation in Maui, Hawaii
  • La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mauna Lani in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
  • Papago Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. 
  • Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey
  • Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.
  • Terravita Golf & Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Course in Desaru Coast, Johor, Malaysia
  • The Grove Hotel & Golf Resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK
  • The Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. 
  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. 
  • Torreon Golf Club in Show Low, Ariz.
  • Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.

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

  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“Thank you to the Association of Golf Merchandisers for recognizing 28 Troon-affiliated facilities in their annual Platinum Awards,” said Kristen Goulet, Vice President, Retail, Troon. “And, congratulations to the retail and golf professionals at these amazing properties for their hard work and dedication, you are truly the best of the best in the golf and hospitality industries.”    

All AGM award winners were recognized during the PGA Merchandise Show on Wednesday, 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
The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) is an international, professional association consisting of more than 850 buyer members, 50 student members and over 160 Vendor Partners all dedicated to strengthening the golf merchandising industry. AGM buyer members are responsible for the retail operations at over 1,500 golf shops with annual sales in excess of $800 million. For more information on the AGM, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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