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)
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.