At 214 feet below sea level, the course is located in North America’s hottest and driest location. Last year 50 intrepid golfers braved 100+++ temps, staying hydrated and hitting toward the shady trees. Practice swings? Lining up putts? Forget it.
The Ranch at Furnace Creek Heatstroke Open package:
- 2 nights accommodations
- 36 holes of tournament golf
- optional Friday practice round
- cart, prizes, gift
- from $199 per night
A Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the 6,236 yard Furnace Creek Golf Course (69.7/117) has been named one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 50 Toughest Courses”. The track features small greens, strategically placed palm and tamarisk trees and water hazards on 9 holes. Originally opened in 1931, the course underwent a major renovation by Perry Dye.
The Ranch at Furnace Creek is a charming, casual place with 224 air-conditioned rooms and cabins, a huge swimming pool, a General Store, the Borax Museum, restaurants, a saloon, headquarters for horseback riding, touring, tennis, family activities and more.
Mere mortals and less adventurous golfers enjoy Death Valley during the winter and spring. More here about Death Valley Resort.
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld.com, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She blogs International Golf Travel here and writes about culture and eco-travel at DeepCultureTravel.com. Check out Karen's new iPhone app, California Coast North.