Firestone Country Club

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Firestone Country Club
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ginger M
Duck, NC16 contributions
A a member of club corp, we enjoy the ability to play great courses like Firestone. The service and food were exceptional. If you are staying overnight is the area, I would not recommend the townhouses on the course. Very basic and worn.
Written March 13, 2020
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Jiucer
PIttsburgh213 contributions
Most of you reading this article will never get the chance to play Firestone South. Lets face it people, it is an exclusive course that does not allow low lifes like most people reading this review probably hoping you knew me so I could take you on the course. So this article only will apply to small portion of the people reading this review.

First, if you are a Clubcorp member, never pay and stay to play the South Course like the poor sap that wrote that other review. Any intelligent Clubcorp member like myself, knows they open the South course every year for about month and half for cart fee only. Just watch the Signature Gold newsletter and you will see it. This year (2010) it is open June 1st to July 4th and they will open in September Iagain. The South is a fantastic golf course that is one of the best I have ever played. It is not Oakmont, which I have played, but is is very nice and you will love it. The entire complex is great and they treat you very well from the moment they meet you in the parking lot with your cart. The locker room is grand, and the food isn't bad in the grill. But is all about the golf and the South is great. The North course I think is harder and the West is a good golf course that is fun to play.
Written June 22, 2010
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William F
Bixby32 contributions
Business
Have been to Firestone on multiple occasions and this by far has been the best. Upgrades to the facilities, landscaping, etc. Staff is helpful, food excellent...oh, and the golf - some of the best with the 3 courses.
Written July 29, 2014
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LW
Sterling, VA144 contributions
Great golf courses, HORRIBLE accommodation.

We stayed at the villa at the Firestone Country Club which is advertised as "luxury villas". There was nothing luxury about it. It is, at best, a 2-star quality hotel/motel. Very thing walls which you can hear all the noises from your neighbors, 2 full sized super comfortable bed with very little spring left, linens are thin and rough. The room smells old and looks like it has not been updated for the last 30 years. Also, we had to share a common living room and kitchen area with people we have never met. When we made a reservation, no one told us that we will be share those space with strangers during COVID.

While the golf was excellent, the accommodation was a nightmare. Compared to the Villa, the nearby Residence Inn is luxurious.
Written October 12, 2020
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suzannable
Ohio127 contributions
Couples
My husband and I usually golf at Chippewa in Doylestown, but decided to try something different. Worst experience ever. I'll admit I'm not the best golfer and may take 6-7 shots on a single hole, but I don't think that is too uncommon. We literally had a grounds man following us around the entire time, counting our shoots and telling us to move on! REALLY?! A husband and wife couple in their mid-30's, and we needed to be monitored by a grounds man. He even had the nerve to ask why we hadn't started a hole, when the group in front of us was still on the green?! It was an average, un-busy, weekday afternoon. Maybe we weren't dress classy enough or didn't drive a nice enough care for their stuffy taste. I’m happy to go back to Chippewa, the course is much nicer anyway.
Written September 23, 2012
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Mark A
Canton, OH72 contributions
Business
If you are familiar with the history of American golf then you have to attend a tournament here or if you are lucky and don't might spending the money for a once in a lifetime experience you need to play a round.
Both north and south courses are always in excellent condition. Clubhouse building is a museum of golfs past and present stars. Very clean facilties. Easy to get to off of I-77 Arlington Road exit.
Written July 29, 2013
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Rob H
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I recently traveled to Firestone for the Club Corp two person best ball tournament. From the moment that I checked into the hotel I was greeted by friendly front desk staff. My accommodations for the week were upstairs in the newly renovated dorm style locker room. This atmosphere alone was worth the trip itself. Dick Robbins is the consummate professional, managing the entire upstairs facility along with his well trained staff. Dick is truly a credit to the game of golf and the entire hospitality industry. He made me feel like a touring pro. The dorm style rooms were an incredible experience. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were world class.

I had several meals in the main restaurant of the hotel and the service was very consistent and friendly during each visit. The food was well above average. The atmosphere was very nice.

And why does Firestone exist. For no other reason than golf itself. Three incredible golf courses, each unique in their own right. The South course is a what you see is what you get golf course. Drive, the ball in the fairway keep it below the hole on your approach, get your par and get out of there. The North course is the most scenic of the 3 18 hole layouts. Water comes into play on roughly half of the holes. A great mix of short and long holes. Some great dogleg par 4 holes as well. Rounding out the 54 holes at Firestone is the Fazio (previously knows as the West course). Don't let this course fool you. While it may be the most tame of the 3 layouts the rough still exists and can wreak havoc if you are not driving the ball straight. The greens are very difficult as well. Great mix of holes.

Industry veteran Jay Walkinshaw manages the club and his background in golf and hospitality shine through. Director of Golf Tommy Moore does an outstanding job managing the golf operation. From the well stocked golf shop, to the caddie program, and driving range everything truly operates like a well oiled machine. I haven't seen a better and nicer stocked golf shop anywhere.

Finally, if you are flying to either Cleveland or Akron, you can arrange an airport shuttle. We were greeted by John upon our arrival into Cleveland and he gave us a great background of Firestone during our 45 minute drive from the airport to the club.

This is a trip you will not regret.
Written June 14, 2021
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theebdk
Philadelphia, PA341 contributions
Family
Firestone Country Club is a private course, but if you are a member of a ClubCorp course you have privileges here. I recommend taking advantage of these privileges.

My son and I decided to visit Firestone for a golf weekend and to stay in the dorm rooms in the men's locker room. What a great weekend. First we played the North Course which is unique as it incorporates significant water; a reservoir. The conditions were excellent, the speed of play was fast even thought it seemed busy, and the course was a lot of fun.

After this round we checked into the dorm room. It is basically a hotel room without the bathroom. You share the bathroom with the locker room. The room was comfortable and it had two beds. The locker room was very cool and included a bar. It was nice to relax with a cold one while prepping for dinner.

We ate at the main dining room and the food was excellent. I had a veal chop that was cooked to perfection. And the desserts we had were outstanding.

The next day we played the famed South Course. This is the course that has hosted a ton of professional events. We used the services of a forecaddie since the rough was so thick. Again, the conditions were perfect. The pace of play was outstanding but there were very few golfers on this course. The level of service at this club is outstanding from the golf to the locker room and beyond.

My son and I had a blast. We intend to go back some day and perhaps take the wife and stay in the villas.
Written July 6, 2019
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wheelie54
Calgary26 contributions
Family
I got a tour of this golf course . It's beautiful there three 18 hole courses.
It s a private course and also the PG A has tournaments there.
If you can ever get to golf there it would be worth the 250.00 per person
Written November 8, 2017
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mefinVA
Williamsburg, VA586 contributions
Couples
I'm not a good golfer but I enjoy going out to play along with my husband. We are on a road trip and have arranged to play along the way at courses owned by Club Corp, which owns our home country club as well. Firestone is pretty famous so we were excited to play here. The South Course is the most famous, where they have PGA tournaments. Way too difficult for me. We did accidentally play a couple of holes on it when we were looking for Hole 1 on the West Course. They started us on the back 9. When we looked for hole 1, hole 1 of the South Course was there first. It was the only time the signage failed us--it was generally quite good. Once we found out, we went back and got better instructions to get to hole 1 on the West Course. The rangers were really nice about the whole thing. The course was in beautiful condition. It was hard, but not so hard that I got discouraged.The greens were kind of mottled, but still very smooth. We had lunch at the 1929 lounge looking out over one of the courses. The food was fine and the staff was nice. A great club to visit, especially for the golf!
Written August 17, 2017
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