Located minutes from Capitol Hill, Langston isn’t only part of the Park System but it is included in the National Registry of Historic Places given its legacy of promoting African-American golf. Originally opened in 1939, it was only the second course in the district that permitted African-Americans to play. It was a favorite of players such as Joe Louis, Althea Gibson, pros Ted Rhodes, Calvin Peete, and Charlie Sifford, and from 1978–81, Lee Elder, the first African-American to compete in the Masters, was the course manager. It’s an 18-hole layout, open year-round from dawn to dusk. The website includes tee time reservations and more information.
National Capitol Parks East