Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club

Virtual Golf Course: Firestone Country Club

In July 1, 2016

“Monster”

This week, TruGolf and the PGA Tour are headed to Akron, Ohio, home of the Firestone Country Club. The course has hosted several PGA Tour events and will be hosting the World Golf Championship: Bridgestone Invitational.

Firestone Country Club

Par: 70 | Yardage: 7,283

The Country Club has three courses: The North, West, and South.

  • The course began as a generous perk from Harvey Firestone to the employees of his tire company.
  • The South course was originally designed by Bert Way in 1929. In 1960, it was re-designed by Robert Trent Jones in preparation for the 1960 PGA Championship. Jones added 50 bunkers, two ponds, and increased the overall length by more than 500 yards.
  • The Firestone Country Club is the only club to have hosted three televised golf events in the same calendar year – The American Golf Classic, The CBS Golf Classic, and the World Series of Golf.
  • The course hosted the PGA Championship three times: 1960, 1966, and 1975.
  • Arnold Palmer famously called the South Course a “Monster,” after scoring a triple-bogey on the 16th hole during the PGA Championship. Many still call it “Monster,” still.

Firestone Country Club Notable Moments

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