Langdon Farms Golf Club - Aurora, OR
Located just outside of Portland, Langdon Farms Golf Club is easily one of the Portland area's best golf courses. Designed by John Fought and Bob Cupp the course plays to a par 71 at 6,935 yards from the back tees. As one arrives at the course, they will be greeted with a "Public Only" sign and the course can be described as a links style layout that is a lot of fun to play. In the fall, the tall pampas grass bushes provide a fantastic backdrop to a well designed golf course.
My favorite stretch of golf at Langdon Farms is on holes 6-9. The 6th is a short par 3 that provides plenty of options for interesting play around the green or rewards a well struck tee shot with a birdie. Then you have the reachable par 5 7th hole, that provides the golfer with some great strategic choices and another chance for a birdie. The 8th hole toughens things up a bit with a longer par 4 that features an approach over an old red barn. The back 9 finishes strong with another tough par 4 that finishes by a barn shaped clubhouse and shares a double green with the 18th hole. I would find the water hazard guarding these 2 holes 4 times in my 2 rounds.
Armed with a unicorn mask and a thirst for birdies, our threesome took on the course. Just a couple of birdies and 18 holes later, 2 members headed to the airport and I headed back out for another 18 at the bargain replay rate of $15. Langdon Farms is indeed a great place for 36 holes.