Golfing is a fun way to spend time with family and friends, and the Sacramento area has numerous golf courses to choose from. If you are a businessperson who often takes clients out on the green, it is important to have the right equipment and clothing so you can look the part and be on your game. Here is a quick guide of the best nearby golf apparel and equipment stores so you can arrive at the range feeling prepared and looking sharp.
River City Golf Exchange
5847 Auburn Blvd. #1
Sacramento, CA 95841
Hours: Tues to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
River City is a perfect place to purchase all of your golf equipment in one stop. This trusted retailer is large and well-stocked, similar to a warehouse. Inside you can find golf clubs, apparel, gloves, and the list goes on and on. The owner is friendly and willing to help you find whatever you’re looking for.
2401 Butano Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sat -10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun -10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Sacramento Sport Chalet is one of 50 west coast locations. Here you can find all your golf necessities, as well as other sports equipment. This is a great place to find basics like shoes and clothing. The prices are fair, and the selection of gear accounts for various styles and preferences. You can purchase putters, polos, and other items from featured brands such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and Adam’s. There are also specially designed junior clubs and clothes so you can outfit your child for a family golf outing.
Bing Maloney Golf Shop
6801 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
Hours: Mon to Sun – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; times vary by season
This golf shop is located at the Bing Maloney Golf Course, so you can purchase any equipment you need and test it out right away on the course. The shop houses a wide range of golf brands, including Adams, Callaway, and Ping. It has been listed seven times as one of the top 100 golf shops in America. You can find great prices on shirts ($19.99 and lower) and shoes ($39.99 and lower.) The staff is very friendly and ready to help you find what you’re looking for.
Davis Sport Shop
204 E Street
Davis, CA 95616
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Davis Sport Shop is a family-owned business that supplies sports equipment and specializes in embroidery and screen printing. Among the brands sold are Under Armour, Adidas and Nike. You can find shoes and general clothing for many sports. If you are already a serious golfer, consider having your sponsors or your name embroidered onto your apparel. Davis Sport Shop has been a supplier to many local sports teams and UC Davis athletes, so trust that you’ll be in good hands.
Grips Fast Golf
4819 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grips Fast Golf was voted Best of Sacramento Golf Shops in 2008-2011. The store is well-stocked and provides a comfortable setting in which you can get fit for the sport. The owner is very friendly and gives honest advice instead of trying to sell everything in the store. The prices are fair and the staff is extremely knowledgeable. An added perk: you can sign up for coupons through the website.
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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.