Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 27, 2020) – Thirty-three Troon-affiliated facilities were recently named 2020 Platinum Award recipients by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) recognizing premier golf shops. The AGM is an international, professional association of golf-related merchandisers and vendors headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The AGM’s Platinum Awards recognize premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors.

“The AGM Platinum Awards are the pinnacle of retail awards in the golf merchandising industry,” said Kristen Goulet, director retail, Troon. “We are proud of the 33 Troon-affiliated facilities and thrilled for the associates who work diligently every day to provide customers with an amazing merchandising experience.”

Troon Golf, Troon Privé and Troon International facilities named AGM Platinum Award winners include:

  • Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz
  • Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla.
  • BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Del.
  • Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, Ariz.
  • Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Fieldstone Golf Club in Wilmington, Del.
  • Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.
  • Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii
  • La Cantera Resort & Spa – Resort Course in San Antonio, Tex.
  • Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif.
  • Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire
  • Marin Country Club in Novato, Calif.
  • North River Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Princeville Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Hawaii
  • Royal Golf Club in 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 Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates
  • The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Leesburg, Virginia
  • The Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • The Ridge in Castle Pines, Colo.
  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.
  • Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.

In addition, two Troon-managed clubs were recognized as “Best of The Best” among the AGM’s Platinum Award winners, including:

  • The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Leesburg, Virginia
  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

All winners were recognized during the AGM’s Annual Retail Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, January 21s. To be considered for a Platinum Award, courses were invited to submit golf shop nominations. Entries were then judged by an impartial panel on 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 http://agmgolf.org.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 470-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-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 more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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