ClubCorp's Firestone Country Club Again Serves as Site of World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
AKRON - Firestone Country Club, a proud member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, welcomes the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to the club Aug. 1-4, 2013. Firestone, located in Akron, Ohio, has served as the site of the annual World Series of Golf event (known as the Bridgestone Invitational since 2006) for 36 of the event’s 37-year history.
This year, 73 players from 18 countries, including defending champion Keegan Bradley, seven-time winner Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Adam Scott, and Rory McIlroy, are slated to take to the par-70, 7,400-yard South Course – also known as “The Monster” – to compete for the $8.75 million purse.
The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, in conjunction with Northern Ohio Golf Charities, annually donates approximately $1 million to charities throughout Northeast Ohio. Through professional golf at Firestone Country Club, more than $21 million has been given to organizations seeking to improve the quality of life in the region.
Situated on the outskirts of Akron, Firestone Country Club offers 54 holes of challenging, scenic golf – including the North, South and West Courses. Amenities also include luxurious villa-style overnight accommodations as well as more traditional clubhouse dormitory-style accommodations; fine dining in the Grille Room, casual dining in Hacker’s Bar & Grill, the 55th Hole Bar and fully equipped private event rooms. To find out more about Firestone, visit www.firestonecountryclub.com.
Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 360,000 members, with approximately 15,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.