Elite, unbiased industry newsletter singles out central Ohio course for distinction
(NASHPORT, Ohio) – Longaberger Golf Club, the award-winning design by noted architect Arthur Hills, today announces that it has been cited for excellence by Golf Odyssey, an exclusive monthly newsletter for discerning golf-and-resort lifestyle/destination travelers.
Longaberger Golf Club was listed as one of the “Best U.S. Courses off the Beaten Path” in the newsletter’s annual “Platinum Places: The World’s Best Golf Destinations” of 2009/2010 feature. The year-end review categorizes the most intriguing destinations by their unique strengths to provide golfers with the perfect choice for their next getaway.
Golf Odyssey describes itself as being “dedicated to the timely publication of honest and unbiased evaluations of great golf destinations in the United States and abroad. Independence and confidentiality are the cornerstones of our editorial approach. We travel anonymously, pay our own expenses, and do not accept advertising from golf courses, resorts, hotels, or restaurants. Golf Odyssey serves its subscribers with practical information and discriminating advice.”
“This recognition comes at a time when many golfers are choosing to stay closer to home for their golf vacations, and we’re proud to be cited as a true gem among the wealth of activities and entertainment that Central Ohio has to offer,” said Joseph Livingood, senior vice president of Billy Casper Golf, which manages Longaberger Golf Club. “Golf Odyssey’s honest, unbiased opinion carries a great deal of weight with its readers. This ranking is a testament to the quality and amenities that make Longaberger Golf Club a unique golfing experience.”
Golf Odyssey recognized only four courses in each category – further adding to the merit of this recognition. Arcadia Bluffs (Michigan), Bully Pulpit (North Dakota) and Quarry Course at Giant’s Ridge Resort (Minnesota) joined Longaberger Golf Club, which is at the center of a vibrant, greater-Columbus area golf destination.
Longaberger was named a Top 10 public-access course in the country in the 2010 edition of the Golf World magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards and is regularly honored by Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, and Golfweek as one of the nation’s finest courses. Longaberger’s layout unravels across rolling hills, with panoramic sightlines highlighting the immaculate playing conditions. The 7,243-yard design challenges the lowest handicapper, while five sets of tees shrink the gem to a manageable distance for all level of players.
The course, which celebrated its 10th season last summer, 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 reduced rates.
For more information about Longaberger Golf Club, please visit www.longabergergolfclub.com or call 740.763.1100.
About The Longaberger Company
The Longaberger Company is America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets and offers a variety of other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron and fabric accessories. There are approximately 45,000 independent Home Consultants in all 50 states who sell Longaberger products directly to customers. For more information about Longaberger, visit www.longaberger.com.
About Billy Casper Golf
Widely respected as a high-performance, full-service owner/operator of golf courses, BCG manages properties in 25 states and outside the U.S. The company provides turnkey club operations for public-agency and private owners, developers and investors. Founded 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, BCG is based in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses’ locales.
BCG’s best-of-breed infrastructure shows clients favorable returns on investments. Critically-acclaimed by industry leaders and media, BCG economies of scale help daily-fee, municipal, resort and private courses make and save money while delivering a personal touch.
Buffalo Communications – a division of BCG – is America’s foremost golf-lifestyle publicity, media-relations and marketing-communications agency. In addition to creating PR and implementing programs for BCG courses, Buffalo represents many of golf’s top brands (products, resorts, destinations and communities) worldwide.
For more information about Billy Casper Golf/Buffalo Communications, www.billycaspergolf.com, www.buffalocommunications.com, 703.761.1444.
Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications
Rob Thomas, Buffalo Communications