Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio: Arguably one of Arthur Hills' best designs
NASHPORT, Ohio -- Built by the Longaberger Company and originally known as Longaberger Golf Club, Virtues Golf Club is arguably one of architect Arthur Hills' best works.
It should come as no surprise based on the 250-acre campus he had to work with. The layout features plenty of elevation change, streams, lakes, strategic bunkering, interesting greens and impeccable conditions. This all-bentgrass course also has outstanding practice facilities, including a large grass range, practice greens and short-game area.
Built in 1999 as an added attraction to the families that came to visit the Longaberger Co. headquarters and factory that produces baskets and other home ware, nothing was held back on the golf course. In its first couple of years, tee times were sold out months in advance, and the course has since risen to the top 60 public courses in America on more than one major golf publication's list.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 8
The downhill par-4 eighth, with its semi-island green, is the signature hole at Virtues Golf Club.
Virtues Golf Club - putting green
Virtues Golf Club's practice facilities are outstanding, including its practice putting greens.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 1
From the very first hole at Virtues Golf Club in Ohio, it's evident that this is a special golf course.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 4
The downhill par-5 fourth hole at Virtues Golf Club is classic risk-reward.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 7
Virtues Golf Club's par-5 seventh, at 557 yards, isn't reachable in two for most players.
Virtues GC - No. 9
The par-3 ninth hole at Virtues Golf Club plays entirely over water.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 12
The 211-yard, par-3 12th hole at Virtues Golf Club plays over a native area.
Virtues G.C. - No. 13
The 480-yard, par-4 13th at Virtues Golf Club is the No. 2 handicap hole on the course.
Virtues G.C. - No. 15
The par-4 15th hole at Virtues Golf Club is a dogleg left that plays downhill from the tee.
Virtues Golf Club - No. 16
The 16th hole, with a large lake down the right side, is another good risk-reward par 5 at Virtues Golf Club.
Virtues GC - No. 18
The difficult par-4 finishing hole at Virtues GC sits below the club's magnificent clubhouse.