The Links at Firestone Farms

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4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7207 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7207 yards 74.4 136
Burgandy 72 6809 yards 72.9 132
Black 72 6414 yards 70.9 127
White 72 5983 yards 68.9 123
Green 72 5469 yards 69.8 123
Scorecard for The Links At Firestone Farms
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.4/136 383 205 378 536 289 448 546 209 442 3436 443 488 563 422 416 184 465 214 576 3771 7207
Burgundy M: 72.9/132 361 194 355 518 284 426 531 189 413 3271 427 473 525 372 373 164 450 196 558 3538 6809
Black M: 70.9/127 347 157 344 503 273 387 512 161 386 3070 414 433 506 353 359 148 411 176 544 3344 6414
White M: 68.9/123 326 142 325 481 268 371 473 143 361 2890 381 397 482 328 302 120 393 154 536 3093 5983
Green M: 69.8/123 W: 69.8/123 289 122 293 439 253 236 422 123 341 2518 326 327 428 311 277 76 284 107 402 2538 5056
Handicap 10 14 12 8 16 2 4 18 6 11 3 7 9 15 13 1 17 5
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season April-November
Architect Brian Huntley

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

4.9
13
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape

New carts with GPS a lot of money has been put into this already nice golf course. Our group loves playing here, it is the hardest of our 6 course rotation but we enjoy the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Keeps Getting Better

This remains one of the best golf courses for the money within an hour's drive of Pittsburgh. A mix of links and parkland golf the course forces you to play the elements in a changeable environment. Beware the wind on the back 9.

Course was a bit on the dry side this time around but the greens were reasonable and were not spiked up. Tee boxes were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love This Couse

Living in the Pittsburgh Airport area this course is as close as many listed in the Pittsburgh area and has become one of my favorites.

Greens were rolling a bit slow thanks to some Friday rain but other than that the course was in excellent shape. The rain meant that on the links holes you actually had to fly the ball to the greens rather than hit a Scottish wedge and run it up.

Thanks to the low land costs in Eastern Ohio this is always an affordable round and one worth the couple of extra miles on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the Drive

Decided to make the hour drive from Pittsburgh to play the Links at Firestone Farms. This beautiful course was well worth it and more. From our first encounter with the staff in the parking lot, the service was friendly and welcoming. It was like they were actually glad we came to play their course! Imagine that!

The front nine of this links course is built around a housing development while the back nine doesn't have a single property on it which allows you to enjoy the beautiful setting and landscape. Really enjoyed the back nine. The course was in immaculate condition, the greens held well although they were on the slow side.

As this was our first time playing the course, I appreciated the yardage book that was included in your scorecard. This made a big difference in how we approached the course.

Make the drive - its worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

One Of The Finest Public Course Layouts

Played this course several times per year and always can't wait to return. The layout is a fun, challenging, and exciting array of holes mostly designed in a links fashion that often includes a wind variable. I would give the "course layout" 6 stars if I could. Despite a generally high difficulty level of the track, most holes seem quite fair. Have to hit the ball consistently straight here or it will be a long day. The par-3's give nothing away either.

Only downside on this latest trip is that the generally wet conditions this year have taken a toll on most of the sand traps and a few fairways. Still, for the price, I don't know of a better public golf venue in Eastern Ohio / Western PA.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Beware the Wind

All good links layouts know which way the wind blows and it does here in Columbiana, Ohio. Firestone Farms on a calm day is a course that can be taken. On a windy day like today (with an approaching front winds over 30mph) your score is going to be taken.

This is a fair course that is going to make you hit just about every club in your bag at least once. The greens are slightly more receptive after some on and off rains this week and they roll on track.

At $25 and less than an hour from both Youngstown and Pittsburgh International Airport this is a steal of a course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Must Visit Course

I have been golfing here for years and I always enjoy this course. Definitely a unique course with a great mix of difficulty. Staff is always top notch with friendliness and helpfulness. Also, speaking from experience, great place to receive golf lessons. Course is certainly well maintained. My one and only complaint about this course : the other golfers. This seems to be the only course I visit where no one fixes their ball marks on the greens. A little frustrating. Aside from that, definitely add this course to your "must visit" list.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well maintained, fun course

Upon arrival I was immediately impressed with the staff friendliness, as well as the value for the money. Teed off at 1:30 on a Sunday, and played first 4 holes at a great pace, yet waited on every shot after that. Fairways were well maintained, yet very dry in some areas (have had very little rain recently, so not entirely the course's fault). Greens were beautiful and rolled true. Nice layout, and a great course for all skill levels, as there are 5 sets of tees. Overall a good experience, and would come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Links Beauty

Our second trip to the Links this year was greeted by a dry track that took some of the bite out of the rough on the course. The greens were rolling honestly and moderately fast. The back nine called on the wind as an ally to defend the two waterside greens and the longish par 3 17th. Less than an hour from Pittsburgh International Airport the $35 price for 18 holes ($25 for those over 55) is astoundingly low and more than worth the drive. Just wish that courses like this who use contractor grade sand in greenside bunkers would at least sift it before dumping it in the trap. The small rocks rocketing out when your buddies are trying to save a hole are very disconcerting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging course, holes are unique and nicely spread out, greens are fast, good pace of play, nicely maintained and great staff. Worth the trip from Pittsburgh, esp for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

greens were aerated and chewed up, no aerification alert on golfnow

greens were aerated and chewed up, no aerification alert on golfnow

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Worth the Trip from Pittsburgh

Always a pleasure playing this course. Challenging from the back tees! Course is always well kept. Definitely worth the drive from Pittsburgh!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Good links style golf course, friendly staff.

I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a links style course. Reasonably priced and friendly staff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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