Longaberger Golf Club

Course Details

Longaberger Golf Club

Longaberger 1

1 Long Dr
Nashport, OH 43830-9663

(740) 763-1100

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

18

1999

Danny Ackerman

Arthur Hills, ASGCA

$99 weekend
$99 weekday
- twilight

75.2

7243

72

Bent

Bent

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 197 user reviews
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11/06/22
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10/04/22
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10/01/22
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09/01/22
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08/20/22
Tough course
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08/12/22
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08/02/22
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08/01/22
Beautiful course
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07/22/22
Great course
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07/16/22
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07/13/22
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05/17/22
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04/11/22
Beautiful
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10/16/21
Extremely nice course
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10/06/21
Should have food at the Clubhouse everyday. They would've made some money from our group for lunch.
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10/01/21
Awesome
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09/18/21
Fantastic
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09/02/21
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08/11/21
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08/04/21
Getting tired. Was once much nicer
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08/01/21
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07/31/21
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06/28/21
Great course. A little pricey but worth it.
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06/27/21
Great
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06/27/21
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06/01/21
Great course
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05/22/21
Beautiful course
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05/15/21
Nice but sand need a lot of improvement
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02/19/21
Arthur Hills left nothing on the drawing board when he designed The Virtues Golf Club in Newark, Ohio a mere 40 miles from downtown Columbus. Up until 2016, The Virtues was known as the Longaberger Golf Club; on your way odds are you’ll drive by the abandoned basket shape office building that was once home to the world-renowned basket company. The Virtues Golf Club is the top-ranked public course in Ohio and #73 in Golf Digest’s 2019-20 list of America's Greatest Public Courses. In 1999 Virtues hosted Shell's Wonderful World of Golf featuring Dottie Pepper and Karrie Webb; they also hosted the 2004 PGA Club Professional Championship.

The Virtues Golf Club offers golfers 5 sets of tees. The back tees play 7,243 yards with a course rating of 75.2 and a slope of 139. The average golfer will have a lot more fun from the White (6,180/70.2/127) or Gold (5,641/67.4/122) Tees. Ladies typically play from the Green Tee (4,985/67.9/115). Don’t bite off more than you can chew yardage wise and you’ll have a great time.

As you make your way around this magnificent layout, you’ll encounter a variety of holes. Many consider The Virtues a parkland layout, but I think it incorporates several styles. Holes lined with tall, thick fescue grasses are reminiscent of a link-style course while rising and dropping fairways coupled with blind shots are more like something you’d encounter in the mountains. You’ll play through meadows and rolling countryside, around tree-covered hills. The hitting surfaces are incredible: well-manicured Bentgrass tee boxes give way to Bentgrass fairways which lead to Bentgrass greens. The Virtues Golf Club is not without its share of hazards - there are over seventy strategically placed bunkers and water comes into play on 8 holes. Odds are that they will figure into your score by the end of the day. There isn’t a lot of level terrain out here and because of that and the elevation changes, The Virtues Golf club isn’t the kind of course you’ll enjoy walking unless you're part mountain goat.

Virtues Golf Club is one memorable hole after another. Number 4 is a par 5 that plays 563 yards and is memorable not only because of its challenge but also for the views it provides. There’s a significant change in elevation from the tee to the green and from the elevated tee box, you can see for miles. It also gives long ball hitters a chance to get home in two. Although the awaiting fairway is generous, finding the green can be an arduous task as it is narrow and angles back and to the right, bringing the water into play that much more. Shot selection on your layup shot is important as the water can come into play if you hit it too far. Big numbers are as easy to make as birdies!

Number 8, Par 4, 444 yards. There are two ways to play this downhill dogleg left par 4. As you look over your tee shot, you’ll see a large group of trees straight ahead with fairway on either side. Therein lies your decision: Do you play left or right of the trees? Playing left shortens the hole and if you can carry your tee shot at least 225, by all means, have a shot at it; you’ll be left with a short pitch shot into the green. A good drive right of the tree will leave a somewhat longer approach shot from a fairway that slopes right to left and can leave some awkward stances. Your approach shot plays downhill into a peninsular green with a large trap behind it. No matter which way you play it, par is a good score here.

Number 16, 527 yards. Yet another risk-reward opportunity at The Virtues Golf Club. The water down the entire right side of this dogleg right hole dares players into biting-off as much of the corner as possible. A good drive just right of the first set of fairway bunkers on the left, followed by a layup shot over the next fairway trap to the right will leave a short pitch shot into a large green that slopes down towards the water. As a rule, your approach shot plays half a club longer.

Number 18, 466 yards. If I were naming holes, this would be called “Uphill Journey.” This dogleg left par 4 plays uphill all the way and finding any of the five fairway bunkers at the corner of the dogleg makes par that much tougher. A draw shot off the tee that finds the short grass over the left side bunkers will leave a mid-iron approach shot uphill into the green. A back-right pin placement can be tricky because of the bunkering around the green. The view of the clubhouse in the background makes for a nice picture.

The Virtues also boasts some pretty impressive practice facilities. Before your round, warm up on their full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag. There is also a spacious short game area with a practice bunker and a large putting green nearby.

After your round, be sure to stop by the Overlook restaurant at The Virtues Golf Club. In addition to a wide selection of beers and a full liquor bar, the food is amazing and well presented. Appetizers include traditional clubhouse favorites such as Mozzarella Sticks, Quesadillas, and Chicken Wings. If salad is more your thing try the Nut and Berries Salad - tender baby spinach, mixed greens, spiced pecans, chevre cheese, and dried cranberry tossed in our house-made vinaigrette. They have some unique sandwiches and entrees as well such as The BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich, Lemon Broiled Salmon, and a Grilled Ribeye Steak.

Virtues Golf Club offers the best golf membership opportunity in the area, allowing you to play the State’s top-rated public course as often as you like. They offer several different membership plans including Weekday Golf Memberships, Twilight Golf Memberships, Affiliate, and Junior Golf Memberships. They also have flexible payment plans, with monthly payment options or you can pay it in one lump sum for an additional discount. Check out the website for more details.

Virtues Golf Club has partnered with several local hotels to create stay and play packages that allow you to play the course a few times rather than just one and done. Or, if you prefer, you can play a different course, Eaglesticks Golf Club in nearby Zanesville. Packages include overnight stays in comfortable guest rooms and access to dining and local attractions. Click on the 9 Stars of Golf icon on their website, fill out the form and they will get back to you quickly. Playing this course on back-to-back days is a golfer’s dream!

Planning a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or wedding reception? Virtue’s 60,000 square-foot clubhouse is a great location for your next golf outing or special event. In addition to the clubhouse, there are a variety of beautiful outdoor spaces including a lovely verandah that overlooks the golf course and has provided a picturesque setting for many wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, and alfresco luncheons.

Last Word: To me, this is the most beautiful and challenging Arthur Hills course I have played. Holes are routed such that wayward shots are penalized; miss the fairway off the tee and you’ll find your ball easy enough but it’s usually going to be in some tall grass or behind a tree. With such forgiving and generous fairways off the tee, the emphasis is on approach shots into the greens. The green complexes are guarded with bunkers that are not too penal but will test your bunker play. Most greens have a lot of undulation and present some challenges; especially if you’re looking to recover from an errant approach.
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11/10/20
Perfect !!!
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10/16/20
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10/10/20
Tough and phenomenal
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10/07/20
Nice course. Great views and course was in very good shape. Will play again.
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10/07/20
Thanks
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09/30/20
First time I played this course Love it’. Tough course.
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09/26/20
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09/25/20
Most beautiful course I’ve played in Ohio
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09/20/20
Awesome course, great challenge
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09/06/20
loved it
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09/06/20
beautiful!
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08/23/20
**
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08/09/20
Great place
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08/04/20
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07/26/20
Nice
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07/25/20
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07/13/20
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07/12/20
Cool
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07/12/20
Great course and great value an hour from Columbus.
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06/23/20
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06/14/20
Great course. Favorite in OH.
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05/31/20
Great course
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05/07/20
Wailer layout
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04/25/20
Great course
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04/20/20
Great course. Played in the spring so it wasn’t as pricey.
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04/20/20
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04/20/20
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11/01/19
Late Oct … just after disking and aerating … not a good idea. Still, greens were in good shape and puttable; at our senior and package price of $56 .. a good value. I would go back but in May - Sept. window unless $$ is way out of line.
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09/15/19
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09/12/19
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09/06/19
Hard
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09/01/19
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08/11/19
Great course
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07/12/19
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07/07/19
Little wet but awesome track
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06/30/19
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06/08/19
Nice
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05/15/19
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11/06/18
Tough / long
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09/30/18
This is an Amazing course. I will be playing it again. I highly recommend purchasing a yardage book prior to playing this if it is the first time
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09/17/18
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09/14/18
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09/02/18
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08/03/18
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07/30/18
Tees and fairways in good shape. Greens need golfers to repair ball marks and repair them properly.
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07/28/18
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07/26/18
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07/26/18
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07/04/18
Nice course
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07/04/18
Amazing course
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06/22/18
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06/19/18
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06/18/18
Never disappoints
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06/16/18
Staff really tries to ensure a great experience.
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06/04/18
Pretty
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05/27/18
A gem!
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04/06/18
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11/05/17
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10/10/17
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10/08/17
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10/06/17
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09/18/17
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08/06/17
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08/06/17
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06/20/17
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06/20/17
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05/16/17
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10/17/16
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10/04/16
Great challenging course
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10/03/16
love it
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09/30/16
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09/13/16
Awesome day!
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09/04/16
great risk/reward layout
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08/24/16
Great
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08/11/16
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08/06/16
Greens becoming somewhat beat up.
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08/01/16
Great
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07/29/16
Very challenging. Great service.
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07/29/16
Cool
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07/01/16
Great course! Worth the money!
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06/20/16
First time playing it. Very challenging course
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06/17/16
Fast and great
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06/05/16
Very nice track
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05/31/16
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11/08/15
A great course on a beautiful piece of property. The whole facility is maintained like a high end Country Club. The amenities are great as well.
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11/06/15
Beautiful views.
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11/04/15
Great big track
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11/01/15
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10/13/15
Great!
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10/11/15
awsome golf course, well manicured, very friendly staff. if in or around area, a must stop for a golfer. well worth the 2 hour drive. this will be a yearly stop.
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09/30/15
Great
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08/26/15
Great course. Terrible speed of play and course management
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08/13/15
good
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08/08/15
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08/02/15
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07/29/15
Awesome
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07/21/15
Awesome
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07/19/15
Great day. Excellent condition.
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06/14/15
Great
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06/14/15
Great condition, challenging course. A few quirky holes, but they give the course character. Rough was thick and sticky. Pretty tough to get out of. Course plays long from the gold tees, demanding good tee shots or u will have mid to long irons into the greens which makes it very tough to score.
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06/12/15
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06/03/15
I like everything about this course and it's facilities. Superb layout with enough tees to really stretch your game. solid greens. Always a nice pace of play. Would prefer to play here than almost anywhere, even at the price.
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05/26/15
tough anal freeze.
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05/25/15
Course was in great shape.
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05/25/15
Nice
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05/22/15
Don't charge full price for aerated greens.
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05/19/15
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04/19/15
Really enjoyed my round
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04/09/15
Amazing
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03/21/15
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10/01/14
,.jnb
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09/29/14
Amazing course. May be the best public course I have ever played.
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09/10/14
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09/07/14
Great course
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07/30/14
Someone must have broken 70 recently and upset the superintendent. Either it was "superintendent's revenge" day or those all the most challenging greens I will ever play...unless Augusta happens. Amazing course!!
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07/20/14
Great
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07/10/14
terrific course, wonderful fast greens
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06/22/14
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06/22/14
Nasty
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06/04/14
good
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05/25/14
Great course. Hilly. Tricky greens
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04/27/14
Absolutely love it
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10/12/13
Best public course in ohio
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10/06/13
Good test of golf. Greens rough from a lot of play. Slow play on both 18's.
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09/21/13
Great club house
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09/20/13
Very nice
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08/21/13
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08/18/13
Nice
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07/05/13
Amazing layout with challenging greens. Best public course in Ohio!
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07/02/13
Good
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06/19/13
Awesome layout and views also in great condition
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06/17/13
Great course great day.
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06/12/13
Great course
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06/11/13
Amazing
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05/30/13
Fantastic track
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05/23/13
aerated greens two week prior, still not fully healed. everything else was in great shape.
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05/22/13
Did tell us they punched the greens...not great condition.
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05/20/13
airrated greens two weeks prior, many still healing. everything else was in great shape.
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05/13/13
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05/05/13
*****
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05/02/13
Best course I be ever played
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05/01/13
Amazing.
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04/15/13
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11/27/12
Amazing!!! One of the best public courses ever!!!
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11/09/12
Best in the state.
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09/29/12
Ok
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08/28/12
Excellent
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08/28/12
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08/26/12
Nice
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08/25/12
Spectacular course. Can't believe it is central Ohio.
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08/23/12
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08/19/12
Tough track. Staff is friendly. Pro shop is good.
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08/04/12
Ballin!
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07/23/12
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07/08/12
Must see!
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06/19/12
Cc
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06/09/12
Beautiful course!
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05/26/12
Great course. Good variety of holes. Very important to drive the ball well here. Long but fair.
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05/15/12
Best course in the Columbus area that is open to the public.
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05/14/12
Magnificent course.
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
JoshDDS 91 70.2/127 10/30/22
ekard9 88 75/139 10/25/22
JMcN 79 75/139 10/15/22
BobRowley 100 75/139 10/12/22
JP2022 88 70.2/127 10/08/22
pmillercom 102 75/139 10/08/22
multken 91 72.3/134 10/01/22
Dhoo33 92 72.3/134 09/17/22
peezy25 97 72.3/134 09/16/22
JP2022 87 70.2/127 09/01/22
apaulini 98 70.2/127 08/28/22
OGPLAYER24 93 70.2/127 08/12/22
bconnors21 86 67.4/122 08/06/22
jdub21 107 67.9/115 08/03/22
Parcell 88 67.4/122 08/03/22
upsret 87 67.4/122 08/02/22
johnstownmark 88 67.4/122 08/02/22
LaMott 94 67.4/122 08/02/22
dawild1 95 67.4/122 08/02/22
TheDad 87 67.4/122 08/02/22
bowmankerry 89 72.3/134 07/28/22
relyt 101 70.2/127 07/27/22
Tedge 94 67.4/122 07/24/22
TabBrewster 89 67.4/122 07/22/22
MintBerryDuck 77 70.2/127 07/22/22
Scorecard
Course Tee Gender Rating Slope
The Virtues GC Black M 75.2 139
The Virtues GC Blue M 72.3 134
The Virtues GC Gold M 67.4 122
RED M 63.7 110
The Virtues GC White M 70.2 127
Green M 64.4 116
Gold W 72.2 128
Green W 67.9 115
White W 75.1 134
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