At Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, the lowest golf course in the world is hosting their 3rd annual “Heatstroke Open” Golf Tournament, June 21-23, 2013.Surprising to those who have never been to Death Valley, the resort area of the spectacular valley is a true oasis, quite green and lush with palms, willows and lawns that are watered from a steady flow out of the nearby Funeral Mountains. The Ranch at Furnace Creek has 224 rooms, general store, restaurant, spring-fed swimming pool, tennis, horseback riding and the Borax Museum.
The Ranch at Furnace Creek Heatstroke Open package:
- 2 nights of accommodations
- 36 holes of tournament golf plus optional Friday practice round
- cart, prizes, gift bag
- commemorative certificate
- From $199 in a standard room to $219 in a deluxe room; pp per night
The 18-hole Furnace Creek Golf Course measures 6,236 yards from the back tees; 69.7/117. The low elevation and challenging greens earned it a place on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 50 Toughest Courses.” Originally opened in 1931, the course underwent a major renovation under the direction of world-renowned architect Perry Dye.
(Open from mid-October through mid-May, the Inn at Furnace Creek is an AAA 4 diamond-rated property with 68 rooms amenities, fine dining, tennis and a spring-fed pool.)
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld.com, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She blogs golf travel and writes about Deep Culture Travel. Check out Karen's new iPhone app, California Coast North.