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PGA Tour - The Firestone Country Club Course
Home of the 2005 WGC-NEC Invitational
Address: 452 E Warner Rd Akron, OH 44319 Opened: 1929
Course Par: 70
Male Yardage: 7139
Course Designer: Bert Way
The par-70 Firestone Country Club is 7,139 yards from the championship tees. Firestone Country Club has three regulation eighteen hole courses. The South Course, which is a traditional design, annually hosts the PGA Tour's NEC World Series of Golf. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 11th "Best in State" course for 1995-96, and 12th best for 1997-98. In addition, "GOLF Magazine" ranked it 56th among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995, 63rd in 1997 and 91st in 1999. "GOLFWEEK" awarded it 56th in the category of "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" for 1997, 57th for 1998 and 72nd for 1999. Robert Trent Jones redesigned the South Course in 1959, followed by Jack Nicklaus in 1986. The North Course has several water hazards and large, undulating greens. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 18th "Best in State" course for 1995-96, and 19th best for 1997-98. "GOLFWEEK" awarded the North Course 66th among "America's 100 Best Modern Courses" for 1997.
Previous winners include, Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Craig Parry, Tiger Woods (3) and more.
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