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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7207 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.4

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season April-November
Architect Brian Huntley

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.6
24 Reviews (24)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First time played

reserved tee time for 1112am. Got out early. Course is in great shape. First time I've played here. Greens were as if I was playing in Myrtle Beach, that good. Staff was very helpful and directions easy as carts have GPS in them, first time I've had that in my 55 years of playing. So easy to plan shots. I will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Getting Better

The folks that run The Links at Firestone Farms continue to slightly improve the track almost every time I tee it up here and today was no different.
Started our round right at the end of a moderate rain shower that slowed the greens down through the front 9 but the course handled the water without issue.
Tee boxes remain in great shape and as the greens dried and firmed they became an honest test.
The only real issue with the course remains the use of contractor grade sand in the traps. Lots of rocks to contend with. I realize at this price point that's a bit picky but its the next thing the course needs to tackle to get to the next level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

American Links Golf

This has always been one of my favorite golf courses within an hour's drive of Pittsburgh. A mix of parkland and links golf that makes you get every club in the bag dirty.

The course might be in the best shape I've seen it in years. Greens are true and fast. Tee boxes are in decent shape and the flatter portions of the 3rd fairway have finally started to dry out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent

I've only played this course as a scramble. I was glad to be able to play individually. Course is in great shape. It was cart path only when we played, but we had just had a tremendous amount of rain. That's not the courses fault. Would definitely come back again and again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Snail-like pace of play ruins a great golf course

Picked our balls up on the 14th and said "Enuf" - out there for over 4 hours thru 13 holes. Course Management is more than happy to accommodate too many golfers but not willing to manage the pace of play.

This is a very nice golf course with memorable holes - well designed, challenging, but very fair. Be prepared, however, for a long day if you tee off before 2 pm.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't bother unless you have > 6 hours to play.

Prices are great, but that's it. We quit after 3 hours, 15 minutes to play the front 9. This was, without a doubt, the slowest golf course I've ever experienced.

No marshals out to speed things up, and it showed.

We quit after 9

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Longest round of golf I ever played

Had 11:36 tee time had to start at back nine behind a group of 12. Didn't tee off till 11:55 took an hour to play first two holes. Called the ranger he gave us attitude and said it is always like this and basically nothing he could do and drove off. At 5:15 I had to leave yes 5:15 and didn’t play the last hole!!!! It’s a Tuesday and shouldn’t take that long to play 18 holes miss managed corse! Corse was beautiful and well taken care of but should have been done before 4pm on a Tuesday!!!!! Don’t think I’ll ever go back everybody said this corse is always that bad!! Sad. Put more time in between tee times and have a ranger that knows what he is doing

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great Course

First time playing, very nice course in great condition. Plenty of challenges for all skill level of players. Well worth the drive from Cleveland, keep up the great job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Worth the drive

A little wet on some of the lower holes due to recent rains.
Greens in good condition as were fairways and tee boxes.
Staff friendly.

Will play again when it is dryer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A great links

This course has quite a few memorable holes. The green roll true and the fairways are excellent. A hotdog at the turn is a must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape

New carts with GPS a lot of money has been put into this already nice golf course. Our group loves playing here, it is the hardest of our 6 course rotation but we enjoy the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Keeps Getting Better

This remains one of the best golf courses for the money within an hour's drive of Pittsburgh. A mix of links and parkland golf the course forces you to play the elements in a changeable environment. Beware the wind on the back 9.
Course was a bit on the dry side this time around but the greens were reasonable and were not spiked up. Tee boxes were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love This Couse

Living in the Pittsburgh Airport area this course is as close as many listed in the Pittsburgh area and has become one of my favorites.
Greens were rolling a bit slow thanks to some Friday rain but other than that the course was in excellent shape. The rain meant that on the links holes you actually had to fly the ball to the greens rather than hit a Scottish wedge and run it up.
Thanks to the low land costs in Eastern Ohio this is always an affordable round and one worth the couple of extra miles on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the Drive

Decided to make the hour drive from Pittsburgh to play the Links at Firestone Farms. This beautiful course was well worth it and more. From our first encounter with the staff in the parking lot, the service was friendly and welcoming. It was like they were actually glad we came to play their course! Imagine that!

The front nine of this links course is built around a housing development while the back nine doesn't have a single property on it which allows you to enjoy the beautiful setting and landscape. Really enjoyed the back nine. The course was in immaculate condition, the greens held well although they were on the slow side.

As this was our first time playing the course, I appreciated the yardage book that was included in your scorecard. This made a big difference in how we approached the course.

Make the drive - its worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

One Of The Finest Public Course Layouts

Played this course several times per year and always can't wait to return. The layout is a fun, challenging, and exciting array of holes mostly designed in a links fashion that often includes a wind variable. I would give the "course layout" 6 stars if I could. Despite a generally high difficulty level of the track, most holes seem quite fair. Have to hit the ball consistently straight here or it will be a long day. The par-3's give nothing away either.
Only downside on this latest trip is that the generally wet conditions this year have taken a toll on most of the sand traps and a few fairways. Still, for the price, I don't know of a better public golf venue in Eastern Ohio / Western PA.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Beware the Wind

All good links layouts know which way the wind blows and it does here in Columbiana, Ohio. Firestone Farms on a calm day is a course that can be taken. On a windy day like today (with an approaching front winds over 30mph) your score is going to be taken.
This is a fair course that is going to make you hit just about every club in your bag at least once. The greens are slightly more receptive after some on and off rains this week and they roll on track.
At $25 and less than an hour from both Youngstown and Pittsburgh International Airport this is a steal of a course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Must Visit Course

I have been golfing here for years and I always enjoy this course. Definitely a unique course with a great mix of difficulty. Staff is always top notch with friendliness and helpfulness. Also, speaking from experience, great place to receive golf lessons. Course is certainly well maintained. My one and only complaint about this course : the other golfers. This seems to be the only course I visit where no one fixes their ball marks on the greens. A little frustrating. Aside from that, definitely add this course to your "must visit" list.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well maintained, fun course

Upon arrival I was immediately impressed with the staff friendliness, as well as the value for the money. Teed off at 1:30 on a Sunday, and played first 4 holes at a great pace, yet waited on every shot after that. Fairways were well maintained, yet very dry in some areas (have had very little rain recently, so not entirely the course's fault). Greens were beautiful and rolled true. Nice layout, and a great course for all skill levels, as there are 5 sets of tees. Overall a good experience, and would come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Links Beauty

Our second trip to the Links this year was greeted by a dry track that took some of the bite out of the rough on the course. The greens were rolling honestly and moderately fast. The back nine called on the wind as an ally to defend the two waterside greens and the longish par 3 17th.
Less than an hour from Pittsburgh International Airport the $35 price for 18 holes ($25 for those over 55) is astoundingly low and more than worth the drive.
Just wish that courses like this who use contractor grade sand in greenside bunkers would at least sift it before dumping it in the trap. The small rocks rocketing out when your buddies are trying to save a hole are very disconcerting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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