One of three 18-hole courses to be found at Firestone Country Club, the North is an engaging Robert Trent Jones Snr layout that debuted in 1969, ten years after the South course was unveiled. The more highly-rated South course garners all the plaudits as a tournament venue but many believe the North to be the best golfing layout at this 54-hole facility.
Author Daniel Wexler says this about the course in his book The American Private Golf Club Guide: “Rather overlooked is the North course, a 1969 Trent (Jones) creation located just across East Warner Road, along the shores of a large city reservoir.
Indeed, the North is a far more engaging layout, offering a number of interesting water holes, including the 534-yard 7th (which runs downhill to a waterside green) and the 201-yard 11th, as well as the 545-yatd 18th, a grand dogleg right which dares a huge diagonal carry of the tee.
The site of the 1976 American Golf Classic, the North is a very strong ‘second’ course indeed.”