สนามส่งเสริมกีฬากอล์ฟสวัสดิการ กองบิน 21, Wing 21 Air Force Base Golf Course Ubon

Continuing my reviews on Ubon Ratchatani Golf Courses I now bring you the course at the Wing 21 Air Force Base in Ubon. (สนามส่งเสริมกีฬากอล์ฟสวัสดิการ กองบิน 21)

wing 21 golf course in Ubon

Location wise for me it is brilliant as it is just a 4 minute drive at 5.30 am from my house or just 1 minute from Peppers.

The people I play with were hesitant to go there as they said last time they played it was in very poor condition but in my quest to review every course in Ubon they reluctantly agreed. They were very surprised to see huge improvements had been made since their last visit.

The fairways were in very good condition and whilst the greens were a little sandy they were still nice to play on. I was amazed at the amount of work being done and even at 6am there were well over 50 workers busy keeping the course in top condition.

It is more interesting then the Warin Army course with just enough water and sand to keep things interesting.

It is a 9 hole course like every other one in Ubon however the very exciting news is that work is being done to increase it to 18. I was told that this plan has been in the pipeline for many years but I can confirm that work is definitely now underway.

180 baht (AUS $6) for 9 holes, 240 baht (AUS $8) to go around twice. Add about 20% more if you want to play on weekends or holidays.

Ph 045-243090

สนามส่งเสริมกีฬากอล์ฟสวัสดิการ กองบิน 21 wing 21 air force ubon golf course

11 responses to “สนามส่งเสริมกีฬากอล์ฟสวัสดิการ กองบิน 21, Wing 21 Air Force Base Golf Course Ubon

  1. One reason that there are so many people working on the course is that the caddies can earn a bit extra doing grounds work when they are not caddying.
    Perhaps you could include a map of all the courses for those new to Ubon?

  2. Hi Mike,

    I went and played again and cannot believe how much work had been done in just 5 days.
    As for maps for all the courses – I am one step ahead of you mate! I have started a seperate page here: http://www.memock.com/golf-in-ubon-กอล์ฟ-อุบล/ and have got two courses up and another two to do before branching out to other provinces.
    Or did you mean a map to find the courses, not an actual map of the course?

  3. Hi. I am looking at visiting Ubon next year and was wondering about transport to from hotel to the golf courses. I read where there are no taxis in Ubon. Any ideas? Thanks

    • Hi Col,
      Thanks for dropping by. I will be updating this golf course info in the next few days so make sure you check back soon. You are incorrect in regards to a lack of taxis in Ubon in the traditional sense of the word. There are of course though many tuk tuks that can take you where ever you want to go. I am not 100% sure though if courses located within secured areas such as Wing 21 allow tuk tuks on the premises. It would be best to call ahead and ask ot the next time (next week) that I play I will ask and leave a message here. If they do not allow tuk tuks on base then my suggestion would be to organise a private (for hire) car and driver then night before through your hotel to take you there and back. Even better perhaps is make contact with me before you arrive and I can put you in contact with some local golfers who would be more then happy for you to join then for a round or two and that way they can pick you up!

  4. Thanks Memock, sounds good to me. I always travel alone but golf is my passport to a great time wherever I go. Last year I met up with a group in Hua Hin and enjoyed every minute. I just read about your bakery, you will see me!

  5. It is correct that they do not allow tuk tuks on the base. Tried it just yesterday and the gate guards turned us away, stating “no tuk tuks”. I’ll have to find some other way to play Wing 21’s golf course. I’ll be trying the army’s golf course on Thursday, hope they will allow tuk tuks.

    Have a great day.

    Jon

  6. Hi John,

    Thanks for your comment with the update. If they say no to a tuk tuk at the army base on Thursday then just get out and walk as unlike wing 21 the tee off is only about 200m from the entrance! Good luck!

  7. I didn’t have a pleasant experience out there today. The new price to golf is 200 baht plus a required 100 baht caddy fee. There are 14 holes to play now. My visiting friend was wearing strap sandals and they were throwing a fit over it. They said he could walk the course but wasn’t allowed to touch a club. So this crappy course doesn’t allow you to swing a club with sandals on but the caddies can smoke like a chimney, drop the cigarettes on the course and throw their water bottle in a bush? We started playing anyway and the grounds keeper insisted my friend try on shoes 4 sizes too small and brought out a 2nd pair to try on at the 4th hole. The caddies wouldn’t shut up the entire round, were constantly moving our golf balls from where they land and then asked for extra money on top of the 100 we gave them. I think I’ll be trying another course next time.

    • Somehow I missed that message. So sorry to hear you had such a rubbish experience. I know that you speak Thai very well so communication was never the problem, just someone being a pain in the rear end. I hope you managed to try some of the other courses with your visiting friend.

  8. With the young lady winning two LPGA tournaments in a row I can see where golf may even become more attractive to Thai people.

    • Yes – Golf will become more fashionable amongst the ladies which will mean only one thing. Way more gold clothes sold and perhaps a few more people on the courses!

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