Firestone Country Club

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Firestone Country Club

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The Firestone Country Club is a private golf club located in Akron, Ohio, United States.

The Club comprises three courses—those of the North, South, and West—each of which hosted a televised golf event, respectively the American Golf Classic, the CBS Golf Classic and the World Series of Golf, in 1973; no other club has hosted three tournaments.

One of three World Golf Championships constituent events, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, directed by the International Federation of PGA Tours and sanctioned on the PGA and European Tours, is contested at the club, which serves also as a home course for the University of Akron Zips golf team.


Harvey Firestone commissioned the club in 1929 as a park for employees of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Its first course, the South, was designed by Bert Way. It opened on August 10, 1929 with Mr. Firestone driving the first ball. A major redesign by Robert Trent Jones added over 50 bunkers, two ponds and brought the course up to a 7,189 yard par 70. The course was redesigned by Golforce in 1985.

The North course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1969. Firestone's West was the last course to be added, opening in 1989. First conceived by Geoffrey Cornish and Brian Silva, it went through a dramatic redesign in 2002 by Tom Fazio.

A driving range was added in 1994; it was the first area of the club open to the public. Finally, in 1999, a nine-hole course, the Raymond C. Firestone, was opened for...
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