NASHPORT, Ohio -- Longaberger Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf, has moved up one spot to No. 55 on GOLF Magazine's biennial "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in America list and has retained its top spot the No. 1 public course in Ohio.
Longaberger was also among only 16 courses in the Top 100 to be noted as a "Top Bargain" for its value-based rates for the average golfer. The list, revealed online last week and printed in the magazine's September edition, reviews over 14,000 public courses nationwide on such criteria as course conditions and playability.
"We are proud to once again be recognized by GOLF Magazine not only alongside the best public courses nationwide, but also as an acclaimed course that golfers can afford," said General Manager and Director of Golf Danny Ackerman. "We are constantly striving to improve our course and offer exceptional values for our guests."
Longaberger recently announced its partnership with the new Newark Metropolitan Hotel, an upscale boutique lodging venue. Through this partnership, the course and hotel offer stay-and-play packages starting at $187.50, including two rounds and a one night stay.
See http://www.longabergergolfclub.com for booking information.
Longaberger Participates in World's Largest Golf Outing
On Sun., Aug. 12, Longaberger participated in the World's Largest Golf Outing for the second time. Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - owner and operator of more than 130 golf courses, country clubs and resorts - hosted the second annual event in support of the Wounded Warrior ProjectTM (WWP).
Open to the public, a portion of the proceeds benefitted the WWP, the national nonpartisan organization that empowers and honors Wounded Warriors. The entry fee included a round of golf, cart rental, range balls, lunch, awards reception, on-course contests and prizes.
The event was held at over 100 BCG-managed courses in 24 states. The 2012 field reached well over 5,000 participants, and raised over $100,000 for WWP in advance donations. Last year, more than 2,200 golfers at 80 properties nationwide raised $43,700. The outing was open to golfers of all abilities and did not require a USGA handicap. For more information please visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.
About Longaberger Golf Club
Opened in 1999 to rave reviews, Longaberger Golf Club is a 7,243-yard, par-72 parkland style layout designed by Arthur Hills. Located within an easy drive of Columbus, Ohio, the course is open to the public and has received a multitude of accolades, including #1 Public Course in Ohio by Golfweek, America's Top 100 Courses You Can Play by GOLF Magazine, GolfStyles' Must Play Courses in Ohio, and Golf World's Top 10 Public Access Courses on its Reader's Choice List. The course is owned by the Longaberger Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf. See http://www.longabergergolfclub.com for more information.
About The Longaberger Company
The Longaberger Company is America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets and offers a variety of other home and lifestyle accents, such as pottery, wrought iron and fabric accessories. There are tens of thousands of independent Home Consultants in all 50 states who sell Longaberger products directly to customers. For more information about Longaberger, visit www.longaberger.com.
Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications
Janeen Driscoll, Buffalo Communications