Langston Golf Course is home to the oldest African American men’s and women’s golf clubs in the United States. Langston’s history is directly tied to the desegregation of sport in our country.
The course was managed by professional golfer Lee Elder, the first African American to play in the Masters and 2019 recipient of the USGA’s prestigious Bob Jones Award, from 1978 to 1981. Elder invested in improving the course, and added a driving range to make the facility more popular.
How Langston Golf Club Included African Americans
Aired on Golf Channel Saturday, February 20, 2021
Continuing Black History Month, Jeffrey Wright tells the story of Langston Golf Club and how it was instrumental in the growth of the game of golf for African Americans.