History

80 Years of Renowned Golf 

In 1915, Harvey Firestone purchased 1,000 acres of farmland south of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company factory as part of a plan to provide his employees and their families’ houses, schools, churches, a public park – all within proximity to work.  He commissioned his landscape architect, Alling DeForest, to design a community.  DeForest created the community around a public park shaped like the original Firestone emblem. 

Today, the entire community is considered a historic landmark along with its Firestone Country Club, Firestone Stadium and Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Park. 

No other facility in the nation can boast such tradition: 

  • In 2013, the Club marks its 60th consecutive year of Tournament Golf.
  • Firestone is the only club to have hosted three nationally televised professional events in one year – 1974.
  • Firestone has hosted three PGA Championships and is currently the home of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational. 

Today, the Club operates under the same principles of business and relationships on which it was solidly founded. 

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2010

  • NGCOA’s Jemsek Golf Course of Excellence Recipient
  • Golf World "Reader’s Choice Top 50" Private Golf Courses

2009

  • Ranked No. 4 in the Golf World “Readers Choice Awards” for Private Facilities
  • Awarded the Golf World “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States”
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s “Bronze Circle of Excellence” 

2008

  • Ranked No. 1 private facility in Northern Ohio by Crain’s Cleveland Business
  • Hosted World Golf Championships –Bridgestone Invitational 

2007

  • Awarded the Golf Digest “50 Best Golf Retreats in North America”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Silver Circle of Excellence 

2006

  • South Course ranked No. 99 in the Golf Week “America’s Best Classic Courses”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Gold Circle of Excellence 

2005

  • South Course ranked No. 88 in the Golf Magazine “United States Top 100 Courses”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Gold Circle of Excellence 

2004

  • Awarded the Golf World “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational
  • Celebrated 75th Anniversary 

2003

  • South Course ranked No. 91 in the Golf Magazine “United States Top 100 Courses”
  • Awarded the Golf World “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational 

2002

  • South Course ranked No. 86 in the Golf Week “America’s Best Classic Courses”
  • Awarded Golf World’s “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States”
  • Hosted Senior PGA Championship
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Silver Circle of Excellence
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational 

2001

  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational 

2000

  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Silver Circle of Excellence 

1999

  • South Course ranked No. 63 in the Golf Magazine “United States Top 100 Courses”
  • Hosted World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational
  • Awarded ClubCorp’s Silver Circle of Excellence 

1998

  • Awarded “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States” in Golf Shop Operations
  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf 

1997

  • South Course ranked No. 56 in the Golf Week “America’s Best Classic Courses”
  • Awarded “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States” in Golf Shop Operations
  • North Course awarded the Golf & Travel Magazine “Top 100 Best Modern Courses”
  • South Course awarded the Golf & Travel Magazine “Top 100 Best Modern Courses”
  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf 

1996

  • Awarded “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States” in Golf Shop Operations
  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf 

1995

  • South Course ranked No. 56 in the Golf Magazine “United States Top 100 Courses”
  • South Course ranked No. 86 in the Golf Magazine “100 Greatest Courses in the World”
  • North Course ranked one of “America’s Best Courses” in Golf Week
  • Awarded “Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States” in Golf Shop Operations
  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf 

1994

  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf 

1993

  • South Course ranked No. 47 in the Golf Magazine “United States Top 100 Courses”
  • South Course ranked No. 79 in the Golf Magazine “100 Greatest Courses in the World”
  • Hosted NEC World Series of Golf