Heritage Park serves as a proud reminder of the colorful and successful history of England Airforce Base and the 23rd fighter wing. The famous Flying Tigers are yet another chapter in central Louisiana’s long history of support of our armed forces and our nation.
England Airpark traces beginnings back to 1939 when it served as an emergency airstrip for Esler Field Airport. However, as the possibility of war in Europe increased, The Army Air Corps leased the facility naming it Alexandria Army Air Force Base. Until 1945, the facility was used as a B-17 bomber combat training school, training an average of 45 crews per month. After the cessation of hostilities in Europe in 1945, the Base was used to train B-29 Crews for duty in the Pacific Theater.
In 1946, as the war ended with Japan, the base was placed on a standby status eventually being turned back over to the city of Alexandria for use as a municipal airport. With the outbreak of hostilities in Korea, the base was again reactivated as Alexandria Air Force Base in 1950. That same year it was assigned to Tactical Air Command. In June 1955, the base was officially named England Air Force Base in honor Lt. Col. John B. England who had been commander of the 389th Bomber Squadron at the base. The facility was once again closed by the Department of Defense on December 15th, 1992, and began its transition to civilian reuse as England Airpark and Community.
OakWing Golf Club should be added to your "Must Play" list of golf courses
Centrally located in Alexandria, Louisiana, OakWing possesses a character all its own as it blends the natural beauty of Louisiana bayous, lakes, and towering tree-lined fairways with the challenge of rolling hills and undulating greens.
18-hole regulation length course Public golf course Open 7 days a week Phone: 318-561-0260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakwing Golf Club is part of Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail. Click here to find out more about the Audubon Golf Trail.
Designed by Mr. Jim Lipe, one of the premier golf course architects in the country, OakWing Golf Club offers 18 holes of "Championship golf with first-class clubhouse and practice facilites. The golf course is always kept in the finest condition with perfectly manicured greens and beautiful scenery everywhere you look. The Members and Staff are proud to be a part of one of the best golf courses in Louisiana and would like to invite you to come out and experience OakWing Golf Club for yourself.
Open to the public seven days a week, OakWing is conveniently located just 1 mile off of Interstate 49. The next time you are traveling through Central Louisiana make plans to stay and play one of "the best kept secrets". Contact us for a starting time or call 318-561-0260 to speak with the golf staff.
Oakwing Saturday Conditions
Cart path only and Range closed due to heavy rains course has gotten last 3 daysCart path only and Range closed due to heavy rains course has gotten last 3 days
Leesville Lion's Club Golf Tournament May 15th-16th
Registration is now open for 38th Don Jackson Leesville Lion's Club tournament at Oakwing. Go to following link to get in a trult special tournament that benifits Lion's Camp in Leesville. Link- www.leesvillelions.orgRegistration is now open for 38th Don Jackson Leesville Lion's Club tournament at Oakwing. Go to following link to get in a trult special tournament that benifits Lion's Camp in ...See more
Due to heavy rains that Oakwing received last night we are on Cart Path and range is closed....Thanks Oakwing StaffDue to heavy rains that Oakwing received last night we are on Cart Path and range is closed....Thanks Oakwing Staff
Thanks for all your hard work Kyle Swart in making Oakwing Golf club a truly special place tp play. #grateful #cleaningupThanks for all your hard work Kyle Swart in making Oakwing Golf club a truly special place tp play. #grateful #cleaningup
Why be an OakWing Golf Club Member? Enjoy added privileges such as advanced starting times, special tournaments and events, reciprocity with the University Club in Baton Rouge, no assessments, and no food and beverage minimums. Enjoy ALL of the amenities of OakWing Golf Club at affordable rates.