Firestone Country Club

452 East Warner Rd,

Akron, Ohio 44319

  • Office

    +1 (234) 206 3356
  • Pro shop

    +1 (234) 206 3356
  • Golf pro

    Dave Champagne (PGA Head Golf Pro)
  • Academy

    The Golf Academy at Firestone Country Club

About the course

  • The Course:

    54 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential. North course also lakeside (Firestone Reservoir).

  • Designer:

    South course: original design by Bert Way (1929); redesign by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1960).
    North course: Robert Trent Jones Sr (1969).
    West course: Tom Fazio (2001).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7400
6454
5200
Par
70
70
72
SSS or slope
76.1
71.6
70.4

At the same location:

Above distances are for the South course. Also at Firestone CC are the North course (par-72, 7125 yds from back tees) and the West course (par-70, 6904 yds).

Location

Latitude:

41.008184

Longitude:

-81.507536

How to get there:

6 mi S of downtown Akron / 38 mi S of Cleveland.

Firestone Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1929

Located just to the south of Akron in Ohio, the private Firestone Country Club is home to three championship courses: the North, South and West. The best known of the trio is the South course, host to many top level tournaments, including US PGA and US Senior PGA Championships, as well as World Golf Championship (WGC) events.

The North Course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr and opened in 1969, is noted for the scenic beauty of its lakes and streams. The West Course, a links-style layout designed by Tom Fazio in 2001, is built around the perimeter of the South Course and is home to the Ohio Senior Open.

Firestone is generally recognised as one of Ohio's top golfing venues, with its well-crafted and challenging courses. However, this is a private club with its courses generally playable only by members and their guests.

List of courses: Ohio (North & Central)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Firestone is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available on all three courses.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

In 1915, Harvey Samuel Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, purchased 1,000 acres of farmland south of his tyre factory as part of a plan to provide his employees with housing, schools, churches and a public park. Today, the entire community is considered a historic landmark along with its Firestone Country Club, Firestone Stadium and Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Park.

Published ranking

South course:
World: formerly ranked world's 96th best course (GOLF magazine, 1995; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
State: 14th best course in Ohio (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
North course:
State: 17th best in Ohio.

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