Serious golfers and weekend hackers have one thing in common. When they’re on the links, they want to dress the part. We scoured Houston for the best local places to buy golf attire to dress up your game.
2622 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This 4,200 square foot golf store in the heart of River Oaks carries a complete line of men’s shorts, shirts, rain jackets, wind vests and other men’s golf clothing. You’ll also find the most popular brands of golf shoes including Foot Joy, Nike, Ecco and a newer brand called True Linkswear. This shoe is constructed on the barefoot runner platform. Of course, Strictly Golf also stocks golf clubs and accessories in all the major brand names. Since its founding in 1989, owner Jim Rodevich has been providing the type of personalized service you don’t typically get in the golf super stores. If you’re thinking about getting into golf but don’t know if it’s the game for you, Jim can set you up for around $300. He will make sure the fit and style is just right for you. After all, he wants you to love the game and come back for more.
University of Houston Main Campus Book Store
University Center, Room 126
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004
Hours: Mon to Thur – 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fri – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Show your school spirit by buying your golf-style shirts from your alma mater. Local Cougar fans can come to the University book store for a nice selection of U of H logo shirts, socks and golf accessories. Most of the pants and shorts sold here won’t meet the requirements at private clubs, but a red polo style shirt by Nike from the bookstore paired with some of your own khaki pants and you’re ready to hit the links. For cooler weather, the $40 graphite colored jacket emblazoned with ‘Houston’ will tell the world where you call home.
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The Sport Shoppe
11241 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77031
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here’s a little known secret about golf club repair in Houston. The Sport Shoppe has a client list of about 50 other golf stores and country clubs. When you take your broken clubs there, they end up here for the expert restoration work owner Gene Mitchell and his talented staff have been providing since 1990. In fact, everything about this fascinating store is aimed at reclaiming, repairing and honoring the game of golf. Except for the repair parts, there is nothing new in the shop, and that goes for their golf clothing, too. Golfers who have moved up in size, like a different color or who have retired their clubs come to The Sport Shoppe and placed their used golf gear in Gene’s shop for a second chance with a new golfer. Clothing in this category starts around $10 and goes up in price, depending on the piece.Related: Best Bargain Hunting in Houston
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
Hours: Daily – dusk to dawn
This very popular public golf course with its well-stocked pro shop in our western suburbs is a great place to spend the day. The pro shop, managed by head golf professional Chris Paul, carries men’s, women’s and junior shoes and clothing in all the popular brands. You’ll find your favorites such as Foot Joy, Callaway, Nike, Adidas, Titleist and Cleveland here. Cinco Ranch is a popular course for junior and beginner golfers. In 2011, more than 1,000 junior golfers completed the Cinco Ranch program. Though not required, with your membership to Cinco Ranch Golf Club you will enjoy a 25% discount on all purchases. Men’s shirts start around $50 before discount.
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Sweetwater Country Club Pro Shop
4400 Palm Royale Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hours: Tue to Sun – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We’re a one-stop-shop.” That’s how director of golf, Bob McHugh describes the pro shop at the private Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. Granted, you have to be a member or a guest to shop here, but based on Bob’s enthusiasm, you may want to join just for that privilege. From hip to traditional styles, the pro shop covers all the bases in men’s, women’s and junior golf clothing and shoes. The buyers carefully study the latest fashion trends on the PGA and WPGA tours to make sure those lines are available to their members. Buyers seek out performance garments made from moisture wicking fabrics adding the best of the best to their collections to ensure members are comfortable in Houston’s muggy weather. Besides golf attire, the 1000 square foot shop stocks clothing and even flip-flops for life off the links.
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