About Langdon Farms

One of the Portland areas premiere golf courses and event venues

Langdon Farms Golf Club History

The property, now known as Langdon Farms Golf Club, was originally a working farm of the Langdon family for 63 years. The patriarch, James Edgar Langdon, was born and raised in Kansas. His future wife, Marie Beck, was born in Sussbach, Germany, and came to the United States via steamship at age eight. Traveling alone, she arrived at Ellis Island, New York, in 1887 with only a name tag around her neck, and no money. He only doll and her German golf coins had been stolen en route. Shortly thereafter, she joined her parents who resided in Galesburg, Kansas. The Becks and the Langdons were neighbors, and soon James Edgar and Marie became sweethearts. They were married in San Francisco in 1903 and enjoyed 67 years of marriage.The original barn James Edgar (J.E.) and Marie initially lived in Eureka, California. Known for his kindness with animals, James Edgar drove a team of horses for the fire department. A runaway team had killed the previous driver, and J.E. tame the horses by throwing away the Spanish bits and using smooth bits as was used on the farm.

Fast forward to TODAY

The farm property was sold to a golf course developer in 1994, and the traditional name of Langdon Farms continues the legacy of this well-regarded family. OB Sports Golf Management was the golf course developer that built and opened the public course in the spring of 1995. The current owners, brothers Chris and Tom Maletis, were also original investors in the development project. In 2003, the Maletis' purchased the course outright and have operated it as a family business ever since. Langdon Farms Golf Club stands as one of the premiere Portland golf courses today and remain as stated at the entrance, "Public Only." It hosts annually some of the most prestigious corporate and charity golf tournaments in the Portland metro area. For several years, the course hosted the local US Open qualifier where the lowest all-time score was 67, 4 under par. Langdon Farms Golf Club is also home to the local-favorite, Langdon's Grill, an american-style family restaurant and bar. It also hosts many weddings, corporate meetings, retirement parties, anniversaries, and school fundraisers in the unique Red Shed event venue.
Langdon Farms Hole 8, Portland, Oregon

The course DESIGNERS

John Fought

John Fought, president of John Fought Design, has accumulated an impressive resume in the game of golf, both as a player and now as a golf course architect. The 1977 U.S. Amateur Champion and two-time PGA Tour winner, Fought has played tournament golf from the Masters at Augusta to the linkslands of Scotland. When his illustrious playing career was cut short by injuries, he redirected his passion for the game into the art and science of golf course design.

Bob Cupp

Bob Cupp is acknowledged worldwide as a premier golf course architect. Having worked for 15 years as the senior designer for the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course Design Company, Cupp, in 1984, branched out on his own. From the moment he began working independently, Cupp’s own golf courses began to draw serious attention & rave reviews. In 1992, Cupp won Golf World’s prestigious “Designer of the Year” award. He passed away in 2016.

Chris & Tom Maleits

Our Accolades

  • 4.4 stars on Google: 'I have played this golf course, it is one of the best golf courses in the northwest.' ~ John J.
  • 4.5 stars on Yelp: 'Langdon Farms is a great course to play and is always in fine condition unlike most of the public courses around Portland.' ~ Bobby S.
  • 161 and counting, 5 star reviews on Facebook: 'This is the best golf course year round in Oregon. Kept better than most private clubs.' ~ Paul W.
  • Recognized by Golf World Magazine as a "WHERE WE PLAY" course in the May 21, 2012 issue
  • Ranked as the '#1 best golf course to hold a golf tournament or corporate event in Oregon' by the Portland Business Journal, 2005 to 2010
  • Ranked as the '#1 best public course' by the Portland Business Journal, 2010
  • Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play In Oregon, Golfweek Magazine, Best Courses State-by-State, 2010
  • Rated Four out of Five stars by Golf Digest's Best Places To Play for 2009
  • Ranked #7 Top 10 'Best Courses You Can Play' in Oregon Golfweek State by State, 2009
  • Ranked as the highest rated Public Course in Oregon, Portland Business Journal, 2009
  • Ranked as the '#2 public golf course in Oregon' (only behind Bandon Dunes) Portland Business Journal, 2005 to 2010