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).
    Fazio course: Tom Fazio (2001; 2021).

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 Fazio 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

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1929

Located just to the south of Akron in Ohio, Firestone Country Club is generally recognised as one of Ohio's top golfing venues, with its three well-crafted and challenging championship courses, the North, South, and Fazio (formerly West course).

The best known of Firestone's 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 South course is Firestone’s original course.

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 Fazio (formerly 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.

Stay&Play at Firestone CC: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Ohio (North & Central)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors can access Firestone's three championship courses on a Stay&Play basis.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for information about Stay&Play opportunities and associated green fees.

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:
Ohio: 14th best course in Ohio (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 85th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).
World: formerly ranked world's 96th best course (GOLF magazine, 1995; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
North course:
Ohio: 19th best course in Ohio.

Where2Stay

  • Firestone Country Club

    452 E Warner Rd, Akron, OH 44319.

    +1 (330) 644 8441

    Visit website

    At Firestone Country Club you can choose from nostalgic club rooms and on-course villas for the overnight part of your Stay&Play trip. More than just a place to sleep, the accommodation options feature wonderful views, cocktail bars, and luxurious common areas that pay homage to more than 65 years of incredible golf history.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Firestone CC

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Quarry (25 mi); Windmill Lakes (25 mi).

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