September 24th, 2021
Given its home in the nation’s capital, it’s fitting that Langston Golf Course and Driving Range would be named for an important historical figure. John Mercer Langston won an Ohio election for town clerk in 1855, making him the first African-American to hold public office in the post-abolition era. He later went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. His final claim to fame? He was the grandfather of iconic poet Langston Hughes, who carried on his legacy and his name.
John Mercer Langston lives on in every round of golf at Langston Golf Course and Driving Range.
The par-72 course spans the traditional 18 holes, considered one of the best public courses around thanks to its challenging hilly terrain. If you’re not up for a full round, however, you can always just hit the driving range or play nine holes. Afterward, stop in to grab a meal at Langston Grille. Its kitchen serves up elevated American cuisine breakfast, noon, and night. It’s currently offering curbside pick-up of a limited menu of meals.