West at Firestone Country Club

4.7226764706 4.7 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6904 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 452 E Warner Rd, Akron, Ohio 44319, Summit County
  • (330) 644-8441, (234) 206-3356
  • (330) 645-4212
  • www.firestonecountryclub.com
Write a review

Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Geoffrey Cornish, Brian Silva, Tom Fazio (2002)
Type: Private
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6904 yards 73.5 128
Blue 70 6469 yards 71.4 123
Hybrid 70 6095 yards 69.9 120
White 70 5874 yards 69.1 118
Red (W) 70 5125 yards 69.9 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Any time you get the offer...."


bbbprogolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

to play a course of this caliber, you take that and run with it. There is a reason they keep this place private, and that is to preserve the pristine beauty of the tees and greens on this gem of a course. Teeing off on number one, while 49 of the top 50 golfers in the world are on the driving range gearing up for the Bridgestone Invitational about 100yds away is an exhilarating experience in itself. I am very grateful that GolfNow.com had sent me the invitation to play during the limited "member for a day" offer. Championship magic is deeply rooted in the soil of this fine set of buckeye state golf courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 08/05/2017

No Twitter, just FaceBook


Commented on 08/04/2017

Great review, shared on twitter, do you have a handle?


"Well run"


Wolverine609's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well organized, a bit slow at times. Were told we had to play the white T's. Would have been good to know that before paying $125.00.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000006479894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Joe3931414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course I have ever played on!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape and ever hole was challenging from tee to green. It was fun thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Firestone"


Davegiglio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course well organized


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An Unexpected Treat"


turwin9592's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I never thought I'd get an opportunity to play Firestone North through Golf Now. Everything turned out wonderfully, resulting in a perfect afternoon of golf in Akron, OH. This course is such a treat to play, the Firestone staff is so cordial and relaxed, the weather was beautiful, and the pace of play exactly to our liking. At the age of 57,one of the most enjoyable rounds of golf I have yet to experience.... and I got to treat my son to his first round at Firestone to boot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging fun course"


mike8594837's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at Firestone cc. I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was very friendly when we arrived. The course was in excellent shape. Fairways and greens were 10/10. Shot selection is key here. The course is a great mix of holes where you need to accurately place your ball, and others that are more forgiving. A little expensive but if I had another opportunity to golf at Firestone there's no way I could pass it up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course beautiful day"


dfurlich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The north course at Firestone is more picturesque than its more famous sister course. The holes down around the water are some of the nicest looking I have ever played with 18 having the most discussion as to how much water you want to take on to shorten your next shot and decide to go for it!! Greens have some subtle breaks but were not overly fast a definite to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"FIRESTONE"


ciacchi5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been wanting to play this course for a long time. GolfNow promo made it possible. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super course conditions"


kenwarren's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you have a chance to play Firestone north do not. I repeat. DO NOT, pass it up! A totally enjoyable day from staff treatment to course conditions. Two cuts of rough, fairways that set your ball up, and manicured receptive greens. A memorable experience in only positive ways, even without any birdies!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Firestone is Over-Rated!"


GolfinGuyOh's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Folks, don't believe the hype. Firestone Country Club is a joke. The Driving range is a goat patch. The range balls looked like they were 5 years old. The tees were beat up, the greens were slow, the bunkers looked like they hadn't been raked in a week. The clubhouse looked remodeled but the locker room looks outdated and smelled. The food is over priced and the service was slow and the food served cold. Seriously, this was a really bad experience. I don't know how they host a PGA event. Save your money and go play a course that worth it because this one isn't. The greens were slower than most muni courses! Pathetic! I will never play there again and I recommend you don't either. This place is not worth the hype or the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


u00000315627's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I don't know what course the other reviewer played, but this course was in great shape both times I played it in 2013. The driving range is tremendous, I don't know if the reviewer that gave it a 1 was on a controlled substance but the staff was great and the locker room was fine, it is a bit dated but really cool, This is one of my favorite courses that I have played, and I have been priviledged to play some amazing major venues and some exclusive private clubs and this course, though shorter than the south course is still a spectacular test of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed