AKRON, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Country Club, a proud member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, welcomes the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to the club July 31-Aug. 3, 2014. Firestone, which is located in Akron, Ohio, and this past spring unveiled a multimillion-dollar clubhouse reinvention, is serving as the site of the Bridgestone Invitational for the 15th year and, with it, marks the 61st consecutive year of professional tournament golf at the club.
This year, 76 players, including defending champion and eight-time winner Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth (playing the Bridgestone Invitational for the first time) are slated to compete on the world-famous South Course – also known as "The Monster" – for the $9 million purse.
The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, in conjunction with Northern Ohio Golf Charities, annually donates approximately $1 million to 42 charities throughout Northeast Ohio, with more than $23 million having been given to organizations seeking to improve the quality of life in the region.
Situated on the outskirts of Akron, Firestone Country Club offers 54 holes of challenging, scenic golf – including the North, South and West Courses. Improvements from the clubhouse renovation project include:
- New warm and welcoming lobby and reception area
- Updated 1929 Grille with contemporary décor featuring a new full bar, casual dining, TVs throughout and stunning golf course views
- Redefined private event and meeting spaces
- New outdoor patios featuring fire pits and à la carte dining
Amenities also include luxurious villa-style overnight accommodations as well as more traditional clubhouse dormitory-style accommodations. To find out more about Firestone, visit www.firestonecountryclub.com.
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, business, sports, and alumni clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of approximately 160 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 370,000 members, with approximately 15,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.