Today, we open a new chapter for Barksdale Air Force Base as we transition the Bomber Bayou Golf Course into a vibrant, multi-purpose Community Commons Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facility. This decision reflects our commitment to evolving with the needs of our base community and enhancing the quality of life for our Airmen and their families.
While we recognize and honor the history of the golf course as a long-standing recreational facility, the changing trends in recreational preferences and the financial challenges of maintaining a golf course have created an opportunity to repurpose the space into a more inclusive and diverse area, offering a variety of recreational options that cater to all members of our community.
The project will be accomplished in phases with the initial being the discontinuance of golf. Plans to unite Outdoor Recreation, the Arts and Crafts Center, and the snack bar under one roof are in the works. The new facility will not only maintain some of the existing golf amenities, such as the driving range and the grille, but will also introduce exciting features like disc golf, walking and biking trails, and potentially a Top Tracer program. These additions aim to create a dynamic environment that encourages health, wellness, and community engagement.
We understand this change represents a significant shift. However, we are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition and are excited about the potential this repurposing holds. We invite our base community, including our golf course members, to join us in this new journey and take advantage of the diverse recreational opportunities that will soon be available.
Together, we look forward to creating a space that not only honors our base’s heritage but also paves the way for a sustainable, inclusive, and engaging future.
Coming to Caddy Corner Grille Soon!
6:30am – 1pm
Delightful weekday breakfast and lunch options. 2 private meeting rooms available.
ESM meal cards are welcome.
Call ahead at 456-4195.
Meet & Eat!
Meet & Eat!
Bring us your breakfast or lunch meeting. Caddy Corner Grille serves delicious breakfasts, sandwiches and deli options and incredible occasional specials, all crafted by our culinary trained chef. All items are expertly prepared for your enjoyment. We offer two large meeting rooms for groups who dine with Caddy Corner Grille.
Just call 318.456.2263 or visit to reserve your room.