Course designer Art Hills called The Virtues (formerly known as Longaberger) "probably as beautiful as a piece of property as I've had to work with." Told to route the course to preserve as many trees as possible, Hills made the brawny Virtues course wander gracefully from ridge top to valley, testing every shot with uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies. It's Hills's most natural design, and it won Golf Digest's award for Best New Upscale Public Course of 2000. The course maintained it’s namesake until late-2015, when a change in ownership led to the current name: Virtues Golf Club. And though the name has changed, the golf course continues to be one of the best publics in America, moving up seven places to #65 on the 2017-18 Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses list.