Golf News for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Courses

Ohio's Longaberger Golf Club receives honors from Golf Digest

NASHPORT, Ohio -- Longaberger Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf, has moved up five spots to No. 51 on Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2013-2014" biennial list.

Longaberger rated the highest among golf courses in Ohio open to the public, and garnered a top-20 spot among all courses - private and public - in the golf-rich state. Courses are rated by panelists based on seven criteria: shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience.

"Longaberger continues to be the most playable golf course in Ohio," said General Manager and Director of Golf Danny Ackerman. "We take great pride in having a top-notch course that has been consistently ranked nationally, which offers affordability for the average player."

The Arthur Hills design, located less than an hour from Columbus, received a number of accolades in 2012 including being named to GOLF Magazine's bienniall "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in America list and ranked as the No. 1 public course in Ohio by both GOLF Magazine and Golfweek Magazine for the past several years.

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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 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

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