Raymond C. Firestone Golf Course

4.6305647059 4.6 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3008 yards
  • Slope: 109
  • Rating: 33.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3008 yards 33.9 109
White 35 2880 yards 33.3 107
Red 35 2386 yards 33.1 105
Gold 35 1797 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

41 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner watching the game  

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"Mid October Review"


OhioKip's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The Firestone Nine is a really nice nine hole course, it is not a short course. It very open, very few trees, only a few spots (like the first hole) where there is OB and only two hazards (hole 6 & 8). Even though it is wide open and few hazards, its not an easy course. Angled, narrow and elevated greens protect low scores on this course. The course was in great shape, greens were perfect and already punched.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Sandy1664420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course many times. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Course is not too difficult, nice for intermediate players. Would, as I have many times, recommended to others


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"October 1st review"


OhioKip's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Firestone 9 is a nice little public course that sits adjacent to the Firestone Country Club. It has a nice mix of holes, the worst hole is the first, short flat and boring, followed by a straight forward par three. But once you just to the par 5 third, it is a different course and stays great throughout. Great mix of fun holes, with a couple of blind tee shots. Minimal trees, but nice molding to frame the holes. good elevation changes, some kind of extreme.

The greens had been aerated, and were recovering niecely. Balls rolled pretty well, but were still quite bumpy. Everything else was pretty good. For a Sunday at 11, we played nine is under 2 hours, which is awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Course"


dad0039's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and staff is very polite and professional


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



Eric4030592's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice...6 Handicap."


Anthony26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As per usual, starter was a complete doosher. Never played here before, went to the actual Firestone clubhouse first (down the road) this place is called Hackers apparently. Ended up being about 10 mins late. Starter got smart about it, I said thank you sir and tee'd. Clubhouse was very friendly though. Course was super soft, felt true. $13 wj cart on golfnow. Although short, very fun to play. Pace of play can get ridiculous considering there are only 9 holes. Especially if you have a 4some with three buzzed females pulling out the range finder every shot even though they hit about 15yds each shot. In all, make sure you're not in a hurry and have fun. Definitely worth it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Late August, first time playing"


OhioKip's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Firestone 9 is a nice nine hole course. It is public, but runs along the north course of Firestone Country Club. It is a more modern and open layout than the tree lined fairways of Firestone CC. For a par 35 it is a bit on the short side, 3000 yards. The course has a few well placed trees that direct shots and a spot to aim shots on blind shots

I played with my four year old, after several groups of senior twosomes. We waited for a 30 seconds to a minute on a half of the tees, and played in 1:45 approximately. Course conditions were good. With the lack of rain in the summer for Akron, it was firm and fast.

The course has family tees, played fast, always glad to play quickly. I am glad a had an opportunity to play it with my child.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




u724329866's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing 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



tuttifruitti49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is excellent when pace is good"


Greg2272765's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in excellent condition I love playing here, unfortunately 80% of the time it takes almost 3 hours to play nine holes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great 9-Hole Warm-up"


dbelotti's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay, your in town on business, or to play at one of Firestone's great golf courses, and you just want to work on your game, Firestone 9 provides and inexpensive round that is in the Firestone family... I think you cannot go wrong for the time and money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Firestone experience on a budget!"


Southbeach48's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

The Firestone 9 is maintained, as well as its sister course, the North Course at Firestone Country. Thus, one can play a course, whose condition will rival any private country club, for a reasonable green fee. The Pro Shop is well stocked, with the latest golf clothing, shoes and equipment. The facility has a driving range that offers heated tees, for the colder months. Next door is Hacker's bar and restaurant.


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



kaster55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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


"Value!"


clarkohio's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are best in area!I I play this course weekly and it is always in great shape! What a value for my GolfNow dollars!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So well maintained. The same crew that takes care of the championship course takes care of this one. Greens are great."


u770084315's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tournament is coming to Akron next week. May be tough to get on.

The. Course is in beautiful shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



KFayne's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing public 9"


u336526136's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the exception of the horribly slow play (several groups with very poor play in a row caused bottleneck), playing the Firestone Public 9 leaves you with the experience like you've played a professional course. This day followed some horrendous rain and the course was still in amazing shape. Greens were fast to putt, but held for a good approach. I truly love this course!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition for the season. Tee box and greens were in top shape. Great value for the money. Wish they had 2 nines!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a Pleasure to Play Here"


Suppman0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always well maintained and the greens are quick, true and challenging. Will keep coming back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Firestone Public - Nice Course"


KACooley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Besides it being a great day to golf, this course is very nice; well maintained. Looking forward to my next outing!! I highly recommend it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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