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ClubLife Two Person Best Ball


Firestone Country Club has some of the finest 54 holes of golf in the country. Couple that with the outstanding hospitality of the entire staff and you will see why the ClubCorp Two Person Best Ball event has become a favorite among members of ClubCorp Clubs.

Walk the footsteps of legends as you and your partner play the South Course with a forecaddie, the North Course and the Fazio Course during the 4 days of golf during this event. Teams may be Member/Member or Member/Guest playing in the Open division (Under 55) or the Senior Division (age at least 55 plus index to equal a minimum of 65). Both Divisions are flighted by combined handicap indexes of both team players. Daily on-course competition winners receive gift certificates to the pro shop. 


The South Course - designed by Bert Way in 1929, redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1960 and renovated in 1985 by Golforce, a Jack Nicklaus company, is best known for its legendary history of tour tournament play. The “Monster Hole” as named by the late Arnold Palmer, after he triple-bogeyed the hole knocking himself out of contention during the 1960 PGA event. Robert Trent Jones extended the hole 625 yards and added a pond in front of the green. Today with the same hole being extended to 667 feet, the course is relentlessly challenging. 

The North Course - designed by Robert Trent Jones and opening in 1969, is noted for the scenic beauty of its’ lakes and streams and was designed to showcase the natural beauty of Firestone Country Club terrain. A member favorite.

The Fazio Course – is a links-style course redesigned by Tom Fazio in 2001 and is built around the perimeter of the South Course. With the addition of the Fazio Course, Firestone now has the finest 54-holes of golf of any private club in the country.

Thur | June 10


Fri | June 11


Sat | June 12


Sun | June 13




  • Water Tower Trophies and Firestone Gift Certificates awarded for both division winners for Overall Low Gross, with tournament trophies and Firestone Gift Certificates presented for each flight:
    • Overall Low Gross and Low Gross Runners-Up
    • Overall Low Net and Low Net Runners-Up
  • Daily On course competition of straightest drive and closest to the pin win gift certificates to the pro shop awarded daily.
  • Skins Game for tournament play – skins paid on gross scores within each flight each day. 
  • Award luncheon will close the tournament on Sunday.

Firestone Country Club

452 East Warner Road
Akron, OH  44319

Firestone Country Club offers transfers from the following airports:

  • Cleveland/Hopkins rate per van is $110/one way
  • Akron/Canton rate per van is $80/one way

Ground Transfers

Please call the Club House Locker Room at 330-245-3219 with your airline, flight numbers, arrival and departure dates and times.


Entry Fee & Costs


Entry Fee Includes:  

  • Three nights double occupancy accommodations at Firestone Country Club in the Clubhouse or Villas
  • All meals Thursday lunch through Sunday awards luncheon with the exception of Saturday night dinner (you are welcome to try the Firestone Grill or local cuisine)
  • Cocktails with Two dinners
  • Four rounds of Golf – two on West Course, one on South Course and one on North Course
  • Forecaddie on South Course excluding gratuity
  • Carts for all tournament rounds
  • Complimentary Beverage Carts for each tournament round (excluding alcohol and cigars)
  • Welcome gift bag for each player and hospitality
  • Taxes and Service charges

Entry fees will be invoiced at the end of April via email. At that time, you will have the option of paying by Credit Card, your home club account with Manager approval (excluding Alliance Clubs and Play Away members) or mailing a check made payable to ClubCorp and mailed to:

ClubCorp Tournaments
Attn:  National Tournaments
3030 LBJ Freeway
Suite 500
Dallas, TX  75234


  • Airport Transfers, if needed – (See “Getting Here” page for rates)
  • Incidentals will be billed within 30 days of departure
  • Single Room Upgrade – $374.85
  • Early Arrivals and Late Departures are:
    • $124.95 per person per night Double Occupancy
    • $249.90 per person per night Single Occupancy
  • Forecaddie Gratuity - Minimum $25 per player; more if you feel the forecaddie did a good job.

Best Ball Challenge

Three rounds of golf with each team competing in both Gross and Net Divisions.  Each participant will receive 90% of his or her handicap based on current USGA handicap indexes.  Best Ball format will be played in all competitive rounds, one round each on the North and South Course, practice round and tournament round on the West.  Teams may be member/member or member/guest. Membership status must be maintained at least six months prior to the event or six months following the event.

Men - play from regular Tees
Seniors - play from Senior Tees (minimum age 55 plus handicap index must total at least 65)
Ladies - play from Ladies Tees 
Best Ball Tee Yardages (approximate)

North South West
Blue  6,741 6,875 6,469
White 6,388 6,454 5,874
Red 5,589 5,200 5,125

Update as of May 11, 2021 … the cost of the June 10 Practice Round on the Fazio Course is included in your tournament entry.

Costs relating to Additional Rounds are as follows based on the recent rollout of the new ClubLife Xlife membership benefits:

Additional afternoon golf “during the event dates” 6/10-6/13 (because of morning play the afternoon will be counted as a replay round) 
North Course $168 (includes cart & mandatory forecaddie)
Fazio Course $148 (includes cart & mandatory forecaddie)
South Course N/A for Replay Rate 
South Course Available Unaccompanied Guest Fees $406 (includes cart & mandatory forecaddie)
Additional Golf “outside the event dates” 6/10-6/13 (will receive the ClubLife Xlife Benefit Rate)
North Course $298 (includes cart and mandatory forecaddie) 
Fazio Course $268 (includes cart and mandatory forecaddie)
South Course 
South Course Available Unaccompanied Guest Fees $406 (includes cart & mandatory forecaddie)

Competition is governed by USGA Rules, with the following exceptions:

14 club rule and one ball rules are waived. 
All golf equipment must comply with USGA specifications. 
Distance finders will be allowed, however slope indicators must be disabled. 
The Tournament Director and the Club Golf Professional have final say in all situations. 
Forecaddie fee is included in the entry fee for the South Course
Minimum Gratuity | $20.00 per person - feel free to tip more if you feel the caddie did an excellent job!
Please Book Caddies in advance by contacting Firestone Caddie Master Josh Allard at after May 7.
All putts being scored must be holed out 
All balls will be played down including all drops

All Ties will be broken by Scorecard Playoff using the Score on the South Course, then Back 9 Score, Last 6 Holes Score, Last 3 Holes Score, #1 Handicap Hole Score.

Practice Rounds

Practice Rounds will be played on Thursday, June 10 on the West course. Tee Times for practice rounds may be made 30 days in advance of arrival by calling Firestone Reservations at 330.245.3229 and identifying yourself as a ClubCorp Best Ball Challenge participant.

Dress Code

For ClubCorp Events –

Golf attire is acceptable for all meal functions and on the golf course. 
Cargo Shorts/Pants and Denim are not acceptable attire. 
Men's Golf Shirts must be tucked in. 
Hats/Caps are not permitted in the Grille. 
Denim is not acceptable attire at Firestone Country Club.


Tom Jaronski

Director, ClubCorp National Tournaments 972.888.7365

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