The 16th hole on Firestone's North Course is one of the most beautiful settings at Firestone; including all 3 championship
golf courses. This spectacular view features the world famous water tower at Firestone and Lake Warner guarding a large
portion of the 16th green.
The bunker in the foreground marks a ridge that bisects the fairway - which is the optimal place to be on your tee shot -
with the green about 300 yards away. If the player wishes to get home in 2, they need to bust the tee shot and hope for
lots of roll because the fairway slopes severely after the ridge, leaving an awkward downhill lie. Afterwards, the fairway
starts to level out at about 220 yards from the hole.
I photographed this hole during a cool fall day when a high pressure weather system was moving through Ohio. The puffy
clouds have some very interesting shapes, and as you can see, the trees are just beginning to turn color. With the world
famous water tower and clubhouse in the background, this has to be one of my favorite holes at Firestone.
The original painting is in the private collection of Hugh Brown.