Course History

Course History

Woodlawn is one of the U.S. Air Force's premier golf facilities. Carved out of a forested area on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, it was opened in 1955 as a 9-hole course, designed by renowned golf course architect Walter Machlett.  

In 1956, Colonel Herb Hartwig, an avid golfer himself, had an additional  9-holes built.  Woodlawn is a relatively short course by modern-day standards, measuring only 6044 yds. from the back tees.  Woodlawn is a par 70 course with five par 3's, and three par 5's.  What Woodlawn lacks in length, it makes up for with narrow tree-lined fairways and fairly well bunkered greens.  Woodlawn's signature hole is #8, a 566 yd. par 5 which is guarded by a lake and Woodlawn's largest green. 

We're proud of Woodlawn's charm and beauty and enjoy the challenges it has to offer. We are confident that you will feel the same way.
We hope to see you soon, here at Ramstein Air Base's Woodlawn golf course.

 
The Woodlawn Golf Course Manager