It has been a few years since Perry Dye redesigned the Furnace Creek Golf Course. With an eye towards beautification while conserving our valuable water resources, we will be undertaking some significant improvements to the course beginning September 12, 2016 through January, 2017. During this period, the course will remain open and playable. Work will be concentrated on one hole at a time to limit any impact on your experience.

We believe these changes will introduce some challenging new elements to the course and make your game more enjoyable. Rest assured, the course will remain the lowest course on Earth and so you can confidently say you’ve played your lowest round ever! Join us for the annual Fall Kickoff Golf Tournament to get a peek at the changes that will be occurring around the course.

Golf Course Rejuvenation Schedule

Monday, 12/5/16 to Thursday, 12/8/16 – Landscaping work continues
Tuesday, 12/6/16 – Hole #3 will be closed for play today. Hole #5 will play as a Par 4 from the 300 yard marker.

Furnace Creek Golf Course

ElkingtonlogoExperience one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 50 Toughest Courses.” At 214 feet below sea level, we can confidently guarantee you will play your lowest round ever!

The Furnace Creek Golf Course was recently featured on PGA champion, Steve Elkington’s hit show, Secret Golf on CBS Sports Network, Go to Secret Golf’s website to experience Death Valley and the Furnace Creek Golf Course from Elkington’s whimsical perspective.

Furnace Creek Golf Course offers great California desert resort golf, a unique golf vacation and an ideal winter getaway. At 214 feet below sea level, this 18-hole, par 70 course is also the world’s lowest elevation golf course. Palm and tamarisk trees frame the fairways and majestic mountains are visible from all areas of the course.

During a 1997 redesign, noted course architect, Perry Dye added subtle mounding and re-contoured greens to the already fun layout. Water comes into play on nine holes and four sets of tees provide an enjoyable challenge for players of all skill levels. Furnace Creek Golf Course has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International. Furnace Creek Golf Course was the 42nd course in California and the 630th in the world to receive the honor.

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Furnace Creek Golf Course Green Fees



Day Time
Sun Downer Rate
(5 hrs before sunset)
18 Holes with Cart
18 Holes with Cart
18 Holes Walking
18 Holes Walking
9 Holes with Cart
9 Holes with Cart
9 Holes Walking
9 Holes Walking

October 6, 2016 – May 14, 2017

*Groups of 10 or more or for tournament details contact sales at 760-786-3353

Stay & Play Golf Packages

Tee up 214 feet below sea level on an oasis course surrounded by the spectacular grandeur of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy a day of unlimited golf and accommodations at the Inn or the Ranch at Furnace Creek!

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Upcoming Golf Tournaments

Looking for great ways to spice up your game? Register for one of our annual Death Valley golf tournaments and put your skills to the test.


Public tournaments for 2016:

Thanksgiving Scramble

November 24, 2016

Give thanks to the inventors of golf and join our Annual Thanksgiving Scramble. This 9 Hole scramble format is a fun way to work up your appetite for the big feast at the Inn Dining Room or Wrangler Steakhouse. $10 entry fee plus $5 green fee and $5 cart rental per person. Tee off will be at 1pm shotgun start. Club rentals are available. Sign up at the Golf Shop before 10am on Thursday, November 24 or call (760) 786-3373. Gobble gobble!

Public tournaments for 2017:

Invitational Tournament

January 6-8, 2017

Sponsored by Furnace Creek Resort. Tournament is a 3 day event with 2 person Scramble, Best Ball, and Chapman format – teams may choose to play in one, two or all three events. Details will be available in October.

Spring Fling Tournament

April 7-9, 2017

Sponsored by Furnace Creek Resort. Tournament is a 3 day event with 2 person Scramble, Best Ball, and Chapman format – teams may choose to play in one, two or all three events. Details will be available in January.