Langdon Farms Golf Club, in Aurora, OR, is a one-of-a-kind among Portland area courses, and is fittingly named due to it’s old farm theme. Nearly every facet of Langdon Farms provides a unique country feel. The cornerstone of this farm-style setting is the clubhouse, or “The Big Red Barn,” which was modeled after Mr. Langdon’s original barn of 1916. It has sky high ceilings and rustic wood work. In addition to this, there are several other farm-like structures on the grounds of Langdon Farms, including a small barn that straddles the cart path on the front 9. Everything down to the hole signage and tee markers have a rural allure. You’ll easily appreciate the vision and attention to detail that went into the design of this entire facility. With that said, it’s only fitting that the golf course design has also been executed with great attention. Langdon Farms Golf Club is an exceptional track that falls right into place with the intended theme.
Langdon Farms is a links-style course, generously laid out among the old farm grounds. This is surely no cow pasture, as it’s intricate design provides a lot of shape. But overall, the grounds are relatively flat, making it a nice course to walk. There are some large trees that come into play on several holes, but most of the layouts are open. Trouble-areas come in the form of deep bunkers, difficult greens, tall grasses and some large water hazards. The fairways are kept short and the rough is thick. There are some extremely low cuts surrounding the greens that require a decision between chipping or putting. Many of the greens have breakaway edges and filter into collection areas. Assumably, the greens at Langdon Farms are very fast and offer a pure roll. From well maintained grounds to views of Mt. Hood, there’s plenty of scenery here. Holes 9 and 18 are picturesque with connected greens that horseshoe around the course’s largest water hazard, located in the forefront of The Big Red Barn.
Langdon Farms Golf Club is a complete facility for all of your golf needs. If you need to warm up for your round or work on your swing, head over to their full driving range, or “The Stables,” to enjoy grass-surfaced hitting. There’s also covered spots for rainy days. There’s plenty of practice surfaces for putting, including a wisely located green at the remote 10th tee. There’s also a large outdoor covered structure called “The Red Shed,” which is an accommodating locale for corporate parties or weddings. The Big Red Barn houses the pro shop and retail area, along with the restaurant and bar. Top to bottom, Langdon Farms is an immaculate golf experience with unique character and championship quality.