Firestone CC South (Rustic)

Designer: Brandon Pugh

Course Description:

Firestone republished in the Rustic theme.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2016 Quicken Loans National True Sim Ryan Hammond
2018 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational World Griffin Ray
2018 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational True Sim Jason Taylor

Other Courses by Brandon Pugh

Course Name Theme Par
Oasis Country Club Desert 72
Sleepy Willow CC(Blacks) Countryside 71
Pebble Beach Golf Links Links 72
Spring Meadows CC II Rural 71
Sleepy Willow CC(members) Countryside 71
Sleepy Willow Country Club Countryside 71
Sleepy Willow CC(Championship) Countryside 72
el Primero CC Links 72
Oasis CC II Desert 72
Sundance CC Alpine 72
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course III Rural 72
Sleepy Willow CC Countryside 71
Spring Meadows CC Rural 71
Firestone CC South Course Autumn 70
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course Rural 72
Baxter Pines CC II Boreal 72
Potomac Country Club Boreal 71
Hobble Creek G.C. Countryside 71
Briarbanks Country Club Delta 71
Firestone CC South Rural 70
Pebble Beach Golf Links (blacks) Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Golf Links (rainy) Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Golf Links (CC) Tropical 72
Briarbanks CC (setup A) Delta 71
Turtle Creek Golf Club Highlands 72
Briarbanks CC (tour A) Delta 71
Turtle Creek GC (setup A) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup B) Highlands 71
Turtle Creek GC (setup C) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup D) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup B2) Highlands 72
Pelikila Golf Club Tropical 72
Pelikila Golf Club (Tour A) Tropical 72
Potomac Country Club (Tour A) Boreal 70
Pebble Beach Golf Links (THUR) Tropical 72
TPC at Sawgrass TOUR Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Tropical 72
Palo Verde Golf Club Desert 71
Palo Verde GC (THUR) Desert 71
Palo Verde GC (Winter) Winter 71
Firestone CC South (SAT) Rustic 70
TPC at Sawgrass (TOUR A) Tropical 72
Firestone CC South (TOUR A) Rustic 70
Riverside Golf Club Boreal 72
West Fields Golf Club Countryside 70
Matterhorn Golf Club Swiss 70
Molokai Golf Club Tropical 72
Celebration Golf Club Rustic 72
East Lake GC (TOUR) Rustic 72
Valhalla GC Rustic 71
Monument National GC Steppe 71
The Grizzly Rustic 71

Member Reviews:

Except for the glaring omission of the water tower (come on Brandon!), this is a fantastic representation of Firestone. It's long, narrow, and the green angles all work against the golfer getting near to the pin. It's probably not the most exciting or inventive brand of golf, but it does feel just like what the PGA players must face every year. I've played the old Rural version a few times, and now the new Rustic version, and it remains a difficult course if you are not on top of your game. Putting from above the hole can lead to some very bad endings.

Visually the Rural edition did not look that bad actually, as none of the bad grasses or bushes from that theme were included. The Rustic is a nice, if subtle, update, and there are a few additional sections of long grass added if I am not mistaken.

This one will certainly be great to have each fall to play along with the Bridgestone, and is a nice update for the what was the first of Brandon's suddenly outstanding library of real course creations.
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 3/14/2016