Langdon Farms a top course for tournaments

Updated: December 30, 2014

By Steve Turcotte, Inside Golf Editor
There’s not much more that Langdon Farms can do for an encore after opening nearly 20 years ago. The course, located just south of Portland, Ore. along I-5, has been ranked among the top courses in the Pacific Northwest since opening in 1995 and more recently, has been voted as the top course to host a tournament or corporate outing in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.

But General Manager David Stead said that the course can’t sit around and rest on its laurels. In fact, in the past few years the extra hours have been spent taking care of perennially wet areas around the course. Nearly two miles of drainage has been installed and extra sand has also been spread on the fairways to ensure the driest conditions all year round.

Not only is the course a gem in the summer and fall months, but now winter and spring golf are a hit.

“We want to keep the conditions firm year-round,” said Stead. “For the past six years we have stayed committed to great course conditions. Even with the tough economy, we continued to invest in our course to be sure it’s the best around.”

The results have paid off. Langdon Farms is not only one of the busiest courses in the Pacific Northwest but also one of the most popular when it comes to tournaments, as evidenced by its award from the Portland Business Journal.

Despite all the awards, what really makes Langdon Farms such a popular choice is the staff. “We are in the people business”, says Stead, so that means they have great people ready to make you feel welcome at every turn. Besides the friendly atmosphere, kick in the farm-style theme, there is plenty to like. The 25,000 square foot barn-like clubhouse and adjoining farm-style house gives Langdon Farms plenty of room to host a really memorable round of golf.

The course is also defined by large mounds on virtually every hole and the 9th and 18th greens share a large putting surface.

Visit the website for more information, rates and tee times at or call 503.678.4653.