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.