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.