Firestone Country Club – Akron, OH

Invited Two Person Best Ball Tournament Presented by Duvel

June 8-11, 2023

For 67 years, the greatest players in the world have traveled to Firestone Country Club with one goal in mind — to win — and make their mark in golf.  This summer, a full-field of two person teams will take on Firestone’s 54 holes of pristine, championship golf to see who comes out on top.  By day, you and your partner will revel in the excitement of flighted Best Ball competition.  Off the course you’ll enjoy elevated culinary experiences and evening events where you’ll make new member connections and rekindle old friendships.

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Tournament Format

  • 54-holes; Cumulative Best Ball Team Score
  • Tournament rounds will be played on the South, Fazio, and North Courses
  • Teams may be Member/Member or Member/Guest
  •  Divisions:
    • Open (One or Both Players Under 55 years of age)
    • Senior (Both Players Over 55 years of age with a combined age + individual handicap index equal to a minimum of 65)
    • Based on the total number of players in the field, Divisions will be flighted based on the combined handicap indexes of both team members
  • Teams will compete for Gross and Net Awards & Pro Shop Certificates in all flights within both divisions
  • Participants will receive 90% of their handicap based on current GHIN handicap indexes, adjusted to tournament handicaps for each course
  • Tee Assignments:
    • Men & Seniors with age and handicap index equaling less than 65 will play from the Regular Tees
    • Senior Men with age and handicap index equaling 65 or higher will play from the Senior Tees
    • All women will play from the Forward Tees

Event Agenda

Preliminary Event Agenda

Thursday, June 8

Member Arrivals 
Player Registration – Firestone Patio
Practice Rounds – Choice of South, North, Fazio Courses  
Welcome Reception – BigShots Golf (Shuttle Transfer)

Friday, June 9 

Breakfast Buffet – Firestone Hall
Round 1 – Fazio Course   
Team Pictures On-Course
Group Lunch Post Round 
Afternoon & Evening at Leisure to enjoy Firestone CC  

Saturday, June 10 

Breakfast Buffet – Firestone Hall  
Round 2 – North Course   
Group Lunch Post Round     
Afternoon at Leisure to enjoy Firestone CC 
Group Reception (Dinner, Open Bar), The Lodge at Firestone CC

Sunday, June 11 

Breakfast Buffet – Firestone Hall  
Round 3 – South Course   
Group Lunch – Media Center, Firestone CC     
Awards Program – Media Center, Firestone CC
Member Departures

Package Costs

The Invited Member Package Includes includes:

  • 3 Nights Lodging onsite at Firestone CC (Thur-Sun)

  • 3 Breakfast Buffets (Fri-Sun)

  • 4 rounds of golf:

    • Choice of Practice Round on South, North or Fazio course, June 8

    • Tournament rounds on Fazio, North and South courses (June 9, 10, 11)

    • Preferred rates for replay rounds (June 8-11)

  • Tournament Awards

  • 3 Lunches plys On-COurse Snacks & Refreshments on Tounament Days

  • 3 Evening Functions with dinner, open bar, and entertainment; including an all-new Welcome Reception event at Bigshots Golf located minutes away from FCC

  • Tee Gifts

  • All taxes and lodging fees

  • Preferred group rate for Pre/Post stay nights 

Invited Member Price:
$2,700 per person for Single Occupancy Room
$2,300 per person for Double Occupancy Room

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Getting There

Firestone Country Club is conveniently located less than an hour south of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just off Interstate 77 in Akron, Ohio. 

Firestone Country Club
452 E Warner Rd
Akron, OH 44319

Airport Information – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is the primary airline gateway to and from Firestone Country Club.  Commercial and Private Jet service is also available to and from Akron Canton (CAK).     

Cleveland, OH (Approximately 44 miles, 45 minutes)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Akron, OH (Approximately 9 miles, 15 minutes)
Akron Canton Airport

Shuttle Service
Firestone Country Club offers shuttle van service from the following airports.  Shuttle service is not included in tournament entry. 

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

Terms & Conditions 

Payment Terms

  • Online Registration Form and Full Payment Required to Reserve Spot in the Field
  • In an effort to fill the rooms on hold, all players are required to stay at Firestone Country Club to be eligible to participate in the event
  • Players will have the choice to pay via their Invited membership account billing or by credit/debit card when submitting their online registration form. We outsource processing for credit/debit card payments to a third-party vendor who applies a 2.9% + .30 credit card fee to any credit card payments
  • Membership account billing will be processed when online registration closes
  • Entry Deadline is June 28, 2022, at 11:59pm EST unless the maximum field is achieved sooner

Cancelation & Refund Policy
In the event a player elects to cancel their Tournament entry more than 60 days before the Tournament begins (May 28, 2022), he/she will receive a full refund of their previously paid Tournament Fee. If a player pays their Tournament Fee via a credit/debit card, they will receive a refund check.  If they pay their Tournament Fee via their membership account, such billing will be credited back to that membership account. In the event a player elects to cancel his/her Tournament entry and/or reservation 60 days or less before the Tournament begins, he/she will forfeit their previously paid Tournament Fee as liquidated damages at the time of such cancellation.