Getting To Know: Longaberger Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Danny Ackerman, General Manager, PGA
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Danny Ackerman who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Since 1999, Longaberger Golf Club is one of the finest options for a round of golf in Central Ohio. Our course was designed by the renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, and it includes panoramic natural beauty, rolling hills and immaculate playing conditions. Here at Longaberger we also have a practice facility with a 25-acre natural grass driving range with target greens and a chipping, pitching and bunker area. It ensures that golfers of any skill level can hone their skills in a secluded, finely-appointed setting. We also have a golf shop that offers an attractive and spacious store with handsome displays of merchandise, as well as outstanding, friendly and helpful service to meet all your golfing wants and needs. Finally, Longaberger's restaurant offers a superb and affordable dining experience within the beautiful and spacious 60,000 square foot clubhouse. Enjoy delicious cuisine while overlooking breathtaking views of the 18th hole.
Nashport Ohio golf at its finest
Finally, don't forget to set aside some time to stop into the clubhouse and say hello. We can't wait to meet you!
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The amenities are nice, but the real star of the show at Longaberger Golf Club is the high quality of the course layout. Longaberger Golf Club, which opened in 1999 and was designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, ranks # 55 in the U.S. (out of roughly 13,500 public access courses) in GOLF Magazine's 2012 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list. Golfweek Magazine rated Longaberger Golf Club # 1 in Ohio in its recent 2014 state-by-state rankings. Don't miss out on playing one of the best courses in the Country offering one of the nation's most superb golfing experiences. Longaberger Golf Club was recently Rated #4 Public Course in the country by Golf World's, 2008 Readers Choice Award. Among the most dramatic holes on Longaberger's 7,243-yard parkland-style layout is the par-5, No. 4 that plays 565 yards from the back tees with a 150-foot elevation drop from tee to green. The course is defined by panoramic natural beauty, rolling hills and immaculate playing conditions.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Choose the right tee for you, do not let your ego get in the way.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
#51 Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses in America
#55 Golf Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play
#1 Public Course in State by GolfWeek since 2002--14
2009 Golf Worlds Reader's Choice Awards Best in Service
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#9 Par 3 over water that can play from 110yds to 187. The green complex is similar to the #12 at Augusta with a green that moves from front left to back right and a steep embankment that catches most any shot short of green and sends it bouncing back to pond.
Winds can also be difficult to determine with a green that requires excellent distance control.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#10 par 5 great risk reward hole that with a good drive is reachable but, with the green guarded by a stream on 2 of 4 sides it is a challenge. Generous driving area leaves you a decision on whether to challenge the shot or, lay up and trust your wedge game. Tip, go with your wedge game.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Turkey Ruben and a Summer Shandy draft.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
64 Jeff Coston shot in the National Club Professional Championship. He had a double bogey and 10 birdies.
Back Tee Stats
Longaberger Golf Club
One Long Drive
Nashport, OH, 43830
740-763-1100 ext 221
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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