Hill Air Force Base, Utah --
Nestled among the trees east of the flightline is one of the base’s best kept secrets, the Hubbard Memorial Golf Course.
New golf manager Shawn Edwards said avid golfers certainly know about the course, but casual golfers may not know of the base course and its recent improvements.
“Hubbard is known for being one of the top courses in the state and one of the best courses in Air Force golf,” Edwards said. “What we have to offer competes, if not exceeds, every other option around. From amenities to course condition to price, we beat all other competitors.”
This bravado is supported by the sheer number of golf tournaments hosted at the course each year. Edwards estimates there have been about 60 tournaments this year, and another 35 events in support of the men’s association.
“People play in a tournament here and they are hooked,” Edwards said. “If it’s an annual event, they come back every year, and they look for other tournaments to enter. It’s just a great place to play.”
Hubbard is an 18-hole championship golf course complete with a driving range and practice chipping and putting greens. The course has five tees, catering to different skill levels. For those new to the sport, there are several golf pros available for private lessons, and the course hosts beginner, junior and women’s clinics.
The course itself isn’t the only draw for Hubbard, as golfers are now enjoying a new clubhouse. The original clubhouse was a World War II barracks trucked to the course in 1961. Although it had been remodeled a few times, it was in need of a complete overhaul. In May, that building was demolished and replaced with a $5 million facility. The new clubhouse has a large event room, a restaurant and bar, locker rooms and a full pro shop.
“We’re very excited about our new clubhouse facility and the food service options that it brings to the east side of the base,” said Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander. “We’ve always had a first-class staff and a golf course that has been well supported. Our new clubhouse adds to the overall golfing experience and increases event and food service options for personnel across our installation.”
Edwards said the new building has been great for tournaments, as well as other events and functions. They host organizational off sites and just hosted a wedding. The course is a growing lunchtime location for base employees who want to enjoy a nice view and a meal from the café, which he said is a “hidden gem with excellent food at affordable prices.”
His goal is to continue to build upon the reputation the course has built through the years.
“We strive to make sure our core customer is happy, and is getting everything they expect and deserve,” he said. “We are continuing to make Hubbard a place that people want to visit, whether they are playing the course or just spending time here.”
The clubhouse is open year round, with the course available for golf as long as there is no snow on the ground. For more information or to reserve a tee time, call 801-777-3272