Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Longaberger Golf Club Shines in Golf World’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Award-winning Central Ohio Course Celebrates 10 Years of Great Golf, Unmatched Customer Service

(NASHPORT, Ohio)Golf World readers have voted and Longaberger Golf Club, the award-winning design by noted architect Arthur Hills, has been named a Top 10 public-access course in the country in the 2010 edition of the weekly magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

An assessment of the overall golf experience, this ranking explores all the variables – from the quality and condition of the course, to the amenities being offered, to the overall value provided to the golfer – that make a golf facility an enjoyable place to play.

“The many awards and recognition bestowed upon Longaberger Golf Club are fulfilling and proof the course is stellar and the staff is doing an incredible job,” says Joseph Livingood, senior vice president of Billy Casper Golf, which manages Longaberger Golf Club. “But garnering high praise from Golf World’s readers is special because it comes from those who mean the most – the golfers who play our course throughout the season.”

The Golf World Readers' Choice Awards are based solely on reader input gathered via an online poll conducted in 2008 and 2009. For a facility to be ranked, it had to receive a minimum number of reader evaluations. Readers graded facilities based on various criteria using a 10-point scale. Golf World then plugged those numbers into a formula.

While scoring high in all categories is necessary to achieve such a lofty position on this list, Longaberger Golf Club excelled in categories such as Reputation/prestige, Practice facilities, Clubhouse/locker room, Pro shop and Service. Overall, Longaberger Golf Club outscored noted courses such as Trump National in Los Angeles, Bethpage State Park and TPC Tampa Bay.

From the moment golfers arrive, they are treated to a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Longaberger’s stately 60,000-square-foot clubhouse features elegant banquet facilities, a dining room, grill room and impressive pro shop. The 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.

Along with this Golf World recognition, Longaberger Golf Club has been honored by Golf Digest, Golfweek and GOLF Magazine as one of the best public courses in the country. The course winds through the rolling hills of central Ohio and panoramic sightlines highlight the immaculate playing conditions. With five sets of tees, the 7,243-yard layout challenges the lowest handicapper, while shrinking to manageable distance to accommodate each and every player.

In its 10th season of play, Longaberger Golf Club – which is at the center of a vibrant, greater-Columbus area golf destination – offers value-laden stay-and-play packages that make extended trips and weekend getaways extremely affordable. Golfers can stay at Longaberger’s hotel (The Place Off The Square) and play Longaberger Golf Club for substantially reduced rates.

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

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