Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Longaberger Voted No. 1 in Ohio by Golfweek Magazine

Acclaimed Arthur Hills Central Ohio Design Offers Championship Golf, First-Class Amenities
(NASHPORT, Ohio) – Longaberger Golf Club is honored to announce that it has been named No. 1 in Golfweek Magazine’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play 2009” in Ohio.

While many golf courses begin to show their age at the 10-year mark, Longaberger Golf Club continues to shine as the state’s top layout. Located near Columbus, the club places great emphasis on ensuring top-quality conditions and service, a reflection of its owner, The Longaberger Company, America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets and provider of other home and lifestyle products.

Longaberger, a family-owned company led by CEO Tami Longaberger, has a long-standing reputation of providing exceptional value and the highest-quality products and services. Under Tami Longaberger’s leadership, the company has launched initiatives to expand its investment in American craftsmanship and deliver a tradition of excellence that is unmatched.

This overriding dictate is not lost on golf course critics. Longaberger Golf Club has racked up more awards in its nine previous seasons than most courses see in a lifetime. And in this, its 10th anniversary year, an unparalleled experience remains the standard.

“Being recognized as one of the finest golf courses in Ohio speaks volumes about the design and day-to-day commitment to superiority at Longaberger Golf Club,” says Joseph Livingood, Senior Vice President of Billy Casper Golf, which manages Longaberger Golf Club. “Ohio has an incredible wealth of stellar courses, so we’re very honored that Golfweek chose this course as the state’s very best.”

Longaberger Golf Club, which was designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills and opened in 1999, boasts panoramic natural beauty, rolling hills and immaculate playing conditions. A 25-acre natural grass driving range and practice facility, with target greens and a chipping, pitching and bunker area, ensures golfers of any skill level can hone their games in a secluded, finely-appointed setting.

The Golfweek rankings were based on routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management, overall impressionability and other criteria. Hundreds of raters spent months examining thousands of courses nationwide to determine its prestigious “Best-of” list.

Recently named the country’s No. 4 course overall in GolfWorld magazine’s inaugural “Readers’ Choice Rankings” in the category “Top 50 Public Courses,” Longaberger Golf Club also ranks No. 57 in the United States (out of roughly 13,500 public-access courses) in GOLF Magazine’s 2008 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list.

It is also at the hub of a vibrant, greater-Columbus area golf destination that includes several other highly regarded daily-fee courses. People can stay at Longaberger’s hotel – The Place Off The Square – and have a choice of layouts to play in addition to Longaberger.

For more information about Longaberger Golf Club, or to reserve a tee time, visit or call 740.763.1100.


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