Death Valley’s Furnace Creek Resort Announces Fall Season Rates For Popular Stay And Play Golf Package
Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley is offering its popular Stay and Play package at the Inn at Furnace Creek, which will open for the season October 12 and the Ranch at Furnace Creek, open year-round.
The Stay and Play package features accommodations, unlimited golf per day at the Furnace Creek Golf Course, 18-hole cart rental and club storage. Rates start at $130.50 per person at the Ranch and $205 per person at the Inn. Rates drop in January and February before rising again in March and April. Rates are based on double occupancy in a standard room. The Stay & Play Package is also available for other room types at both lodging complexes. Rates do not include applicable tax. This package may not be combined with other offers. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Reserve this package online at www.furnacecreekresort.com using the promo code “GOLF” or by calling toll-free to 1-800-236-7916 or from outside the U.S. to 1-303-297-2757 and refer to the promo code “GOLF”.
At 214 feet below sea level, the Furnace Creek Golf Course is the lowest golf course in the world. It has achieved the designation “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International. To achieve certification, a course must demonstrate it is maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in the areas of environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, reduced chemical use and safety, water conservation and water quality management.
The 18-hole Furnace Creek Golf Course measures 6,236 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 69.7 and a slope rating of 117. Although a relatively short course, the low elevation and challenging greens earned it a place on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 50 Toughest Courses.” Because the golf ball does not fly as far as it does at sea level and higher elevation courses, players must adjust their club selections as well as their mental approaches. The course also features small greens, strategically placed Palm and Tamarisk trees and water hazards on nine holes. Originally opened in 1931, the course underwent a major renovation in 1997 under the direction of world-renowned golf course architect Perry Dye.