Firestone Country Club

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“Monster”

PGA Tour is headed to Akron, Ohio, home of the Firestone Country Club. The course has hosted several PGA Tour events and will be hosting the World Golf Championship: Bridgestone Invitational.

  • The course began as a generous perk from Harvey Firestone to the employees of his tire company.
  • The South course was originally designed by Bert Way in 1929. In 1960, it was re-designed by Robert Trent Jones in preparation for the 1960 PGA Championship. Jones added 50 bunkers, two ponds, and increased the overall length by more than 500 yards.
  • The Firestone Country Club is the only club to have hosted three televised golf events in the same calendar year – The American Golf Classic, The CBS Golf Classic, and the World Series of Golf.
  • The course hosted the PGA Championship three times: 1960, 1966, and 1975.
  • Arnold Palmer famously called the South Course a “Monster,” after scoring a triple-bogey on the 16th hole during the PGA Championship. Many still call it “Monster,” still.
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