Longaberger Golf Club

Name a national golf publication, and chances are Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio, has received some type of recognition or accolade from it since the course – owned by The Longaberger Company – opened in 1999.

In addition to its curren ranking of No.55 on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses,” Longaberger has been recognized by the likes of Golf Magazine, GolfWeek, Golf for Women and Sports Illustrated for Women, just to name a few. The course also gained national attention when it hosted one of Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf matches in 1999, which aired on ESPN and featured LPGA players Dottie Pepper and Karrie Webb.

The spotlight will remain on Longaberger in 2004 when the course hosts the PGA National Club Pro Championship June 24 - 27, marking the first time the event will be played in Ohio. The four-day tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel, and the top 25 finishers will qualify to play in the PGA Championship.

As proud as the staff is of the national media attention the course has received, they may be more proud of its environmental achievement. In 2001, Longaberger Golf Club became certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, which means it met Audubon’s strict environmental standards for the construction and operation of the course. As of last year, only 40 golf courses worldwide had earned this distinction. To achieve the status, Longaberger had to meet strict guidelines in the categories of water quality management, water conservation, wildlife conservation and habitat, pest control, waste management and energy and outreach and education.

Designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, Longaberger Golf Club is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and offers challenges to golfers of all skill levels, measuring 7,250 yards from the championship tees and 5,000 yards from the forward tees. In addition to bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, the par-72 course includes a 25-acre practice facility with target greens, a short game area and two practice putting greens. The site features heavily wooded areas, several water features and rolling hills that offer dramatic views of the central Ohio countryside.

“The first time I saw the property I knew it was perfect for the high caliber of golf course the Longaberger family wanted to build, and their commitment to the environment has been outstanding,” said Arthur Hills.

It’s not just the course itself that draws guests to Longaberger Golf Club – the entire facility is first class. The Golf Shop and restaurant are open year-round, and the 60,000 square-foot clubhouse offers full-service banquet facilities that are ideal for business meetings, social functions and wedding receptions. With a total of seven banquet rooms, Longaberger can accommodate groups ranging anywhere from 10 to 300 in size.

In 2003, Zagat Survey of America’s Top Golf Courses rated Longaberger Golf Club number one in the Top 50 Facilities category, which takes into account a location’s clubhouse, pro shop, practice area, restaurants and, at resorts, lodging and other amenities.

Longaberger Golf Club is located at the intersection of State Routes 16 and 146 in Nashport, Ohio, halfway between the Longaberger Home Office in Newark and Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg. For more information, call 740-763-1100 or visit www.longaberger.com.

Longaberger Golf Club is offering a special greens fees rate of $95 during April only. Call 740-763-1100 to book your tee time today.


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