Virtues Golf Club - hole 8
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 8
The par-4 eighth hole plays downhill to a green surrounded by water at Virtues Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 1
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 1
The par-4 first hole at Virtues Golf Club is a sharp dogleg right around steep bunkering. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club near Columbus Ohio
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Virtues Golf Club near Columbus Ohio
Virtues Golf Club is all-natural with no surrounding housing and plenty of expansive views. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 3
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 3
Several holes at Virtues Golf Club play through tight trees, like the par-4 third hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 2
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 2
The par-4 second hole at Virtues Golf Club plays downhill the whole way. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - conditions
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Virtues Golf Club - conditions
Conditions at Virtues Golf Club are PGA Tour-ready on a daily basis. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 4
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 4
The par-5 fourth hole plays from a highly elevated tee box at Virtues Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 9
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 9
The par-3 ninth hole at Virtues Golf Club is a short one at just about 150 yards and plays to a very shallow and small green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 10
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 10
No. 10 at Virtues Golf Club is one of several par 5s reachable in two. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club near Columbus
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Virtues Golf Club near Columbus
Conditions at Virtues Golf Club are PGA Tour-ready on a daily basis. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 18
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 18
The 18th hole at Virtues Golf Club plays straight uphill towards the clubhouse. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Virtues Golf Club - hole 17
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Virtues Golf Club - hole 17
Virtues Golf Club's par-5 17th hole is reachable in two shots for many hitters, but the green is severely guarded on each side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Virtues Golf Club near Columbus, Ohio

Virtues Golf Club, about a half hour outside Columbus, is one of the top rated golf courses in Ohio. And good news, this one is actually public.

In an area where many of the best courses are private, like Muirfield Village Golf Club and The Golf Club, Virtues accepts daily play, and it's also not a pretty penny, at just $99 in the peak season.

Ohio-based architect Arthur Hills built the golf course, and it's set on over 350 acres of open property, complete with rolling hills, ponds, marshland and open fields.

There are five sets of tees playing up to over 7,200 yards from the backs. Along with an imaginative design from Hills, course conditioning and clubhouse facilities are all five-star.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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