Some things to know about the 2021 course selection process:
Greatest sold out in 2020 at 300 players with 20 people left on the waiting list. With that in mind and with an interest in showcasing this event to a more regional audience, we have added a 3rd course to Friday and a 5th course to Saturday.
We are thrilled to welcome The Links at Firestone Farms and Reserve Run to this year’s lineup.
These courses are among the Valley’s most well-maintained and serviced operations on and off the course, and ownership has been immense promoters of Greatest for a decade. They are among the leaders in public-private operations that are able to create country-club level conditions.
Course additions are key at this time as Greatest aims to expand over the next few years into a regional golf destination event. Adding new courses is key to that goal.
In assigning our 12 divisions to the courses, we take into account:
• The tradition of rotating our courses so that players see a new course every year. Every course in our lineup seeks to host all players, and especially the Open players.
• Course difficulty for our competitors. Players tell us Greatest is a different level of golf from the weekday league and weekend money game. 6,500 yards feels like 10,000; Fairways become chutes; Greens are slick pin dots. This course lineup reflects a balancing of golf experiences to make the best setting possible for competition and camaraderie.
• The numbers in each division last year and the likelihood of them staying at that level.
• Division size can be fickle and our below course lineup may have to adjust to any sizeable fluctuation in signups.
So with that, we are pleased to announce the 2021 courses:
The Sweeney First Swing of Greatest Day
(Note: Men 7-9 and 10-12 divisions will be split between morning and afternoon waves.)
Mill Creek North
8 a.m.: Men 10-12, 13-15
1 p.m.: Ladies, Men Open, Men’s 10-12
Mill Creek South
8-9:30 a.m.: Men 7-9, Men’s 3-6
1-2:30 p.m.: Men 7-9, Seniors, Sen 7-12, Legends
10 a.m.-1 p.m. tees
(First tee time at all courses apprx 10 a.m.)
Tippi – Sen Open, Sen 7-12, Sen 13+, Ladies
YCC – Men 7-9, Legends open, Legends 8+, Men 20-24
Avalon – Men Open, Men 3-6,
Trumbull – Men 10-12,
Firestone — Men 13-15, Men 16-19
Make the Lake Championship Sunday
Hosted by Miller Lite, HBK, Kufleitner Automotive Group and Sports Grille at Cranberry
Featuring: The first-ever Greatest Last Putt Party on No. 9 at The Lake Club. Food, drinks and music by No Funk, No Justice
Finals tee off from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Lake Club.
Top 25% of the field will play there.
Last Putt Party starts at 2 p.m.
The 2021 course selections for the 12th annual Farmers National Bank Greatest Golfer 54-hole golf championship are announced here.