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Langston Golf Course

Langston is one of three DC city courses and is located just east of the H St. Corridor. The course is fairly cheap, has a storied history, and the best layout of the city courses. While the back nine has a few holes with tighter tee shots, most of the course is pretty open. As with the other city courses, Langston can suffer from some maintenance issues, such as hard ground and burned grass. However, we usually find it playable and a good value for the money.
Last Played: 
November, 2012
Overall Difficulty (1-5: 1=Easy, 5=Difficult) Green Speed (1-5: 1=Slow, 5=Fast) Rough (1-5: 1=Short, 5=Long) Bunkers (#)Water Hazards (#)
231331
TeesRatingSlope Yards
Blue69.51156652
WhiteN/AN/A6111
GoldN/AN/A5588
Red68.61095355
Condition1-5 : 1=Poor, 5=Excellent
Greens2
Tee boxes2
Fairways3
Bunkers2
Amenities
Driving RangeYes
Putting AreaYes
Short Game AreaYes
RestaurantYes
Golf Course Location: 
Langston Golf Course and Driving Range
2600 Benning Rd.
Washington, DC
Green Fees: 
$5-$30. Check the website for up-to-date pricing.
Phone Number: 
(202) 397-8638
Additional Notes: 

We recommend Langston because of its value. We also find the staff to be very friendly, which always makes a day at the course very pleasant. Take a minute and read the Wikipedia write-up on the course, as the course does have some interesting history.

The layout is decent with some interesting doglegs. The course is short and pretty open, so even high-handicappers should not lose too many balls. Water only comes into play on the 13th hole. The course is also flat, making it very walkable.

However, as with the other city courses, the Langston can suffer from some maintenance issues. Do not play here expecting pristine greens, lush fairways, and excellently manicured bunkers. The course is relatively easy, which makes it popular with high handicappers, so it also can be slow on weekends.

There are stakes marking 100yds (red) and 150yds (white). Pin placements are marked by flag color, red being front of the green, white the middle, and blue the back.

When you are finished, stop in the grill and grab a half-smoke.

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Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Langston Golf Course
Disclaimer: 
Please remember that our rating information is subjective and course conditions can change on a day-to-day basis. We do our best to give you an idea of what to expect when you play the reviewed courses, but do not make any claims as to the accuracy of the information presented. By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions. We are in no way responsible for any loss or injury that may occur due to the use of the presented information.

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