Close up look at Langdon Farms

Updated: April 2, 2012

Langdon Farms Golf Club is known for many things from its farm motif to its award-winning tournament atmosphere to its manicured conditioning. Since opening for play in 1995, Langdon Farms has earned a reputation for the way it treats tournaments. Just ask Mahina Young, who has played the course for years and has watched his Mahina Young Charitable Prostate Cancer Awareness event grow.

In fact, the fourth annual event, which will take place May 24 at Langdon Farms, has grown to a full field and is expected to raise over $20,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness. And there is no other place that Young would have his tournament.

“We started small with 50 players and this year we will have a full field of 120 player – and Langdon Farms takes care of us,” said Young, who has Prostate Cancer himself. “There is no other place I would go with this tournament.”

Langdon Farms, managed by OB Sports, has been rated as the top course in Oregon to host tournament and corporate events and for good reason. David Stead, the General Manager, said the course does over 100 corporate outings from small to big. They do the events in a four-month window so the course knows how to put on a show and make sure that tournament organizers, like Young, get all the help they need.

“No. 1, we try and make it easy for the tournaments,” said Stead. “We have really worked hard with people on how to put on a first-class tournament.”

Langdon Farms was designed by John Fought and Robert Cupp. And since the course was created on farmland, it was natural that the farm theme came into play. There is a big red barn that serves as the clubhouse, another red building that is the events center and an original working barn that sits on the 8th fairway and is actually still a working barn.

Along with those features, the course also has a challenging layout that has all the water and sand you will need to test your game. The course plays to nearly 7,000 yards from the tips and has hosted some of the top events in the Pacific Northwest. The course is defined by a links-style layout with towering mounds surrounding many of the holes. It’s reasons like that why Young keeps coming back with his charity event.

“They know how to do it right at Langdon Farms – and they treat everyone the same, whether you have a small event or large tournament,” said Young.

Last year, Young’s tournament raised over $16,000 and much of those proceeds went to help men with Prostate Cancer screenings. In fact, Young’s golf tournament helped get over 300 men screened for Prostate Cancer.

“Mahina has put on a great event,” said Stead. “This is one event that people get behind because it’s for such a good cause. He works hard at it. We want it to be successful.”

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