Furnace Creek Golf Course Fact Sheet — The World’s Lowest Course At 214 Feet Below Sea Level

Golf Professional: Matt Bryda, PGA

Operation: Open Year Round

Dates of History
Part of the Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort, the Golf Course was originally opened in 1931. It was the first grass course to be developed in the California desert and to this day holds the distinction of being the lowest grass course in the world at 214 feet below sea level. During its early years, the course was closed and leased to a cattle rancher for the summer and the fairways were kept mowed by a small flock of sheep in winter. 1997 witnessed the remodel and redesign of the course by Perry Dye of Dye Designs.

NCGA Rating & Slope
Furnace Creek has separate women’s and men’s ratings and slopes for all four tee boxes on the golf course.

Blue Tees
Men’s Rating: 69.7
Slope: 117
Women’s Rating: 74.7
Slope: 128

White Tees
Men’s Rating: 68
Slope: 113
Women’s Rating: 72.0
Slope: 122

Gold Tees
Men’s Rating: 65.5
Slope: 108
Women’s Rating: 69.1
Slope: 116

Red Tees
Men’s Rating: 62.8
Slope: 99
Women’s Rating: 66.0
Slope: 109

Green Fees (18 Holes)
October – May: $55.00
June – October: $30.00 (including cart)
Sundowner Rate $30.00
Extreme 6 Pack $25.00 (9 holes)
Packages always available.
Golf Cart: $25.00 ($14. 00 for nine holes)
Par: 70
Elevation: 214 feet below sea level
Length: 6,236 yards
Longest Hole: 573 yards
Shortest Hole: 152 yards
Water Hazards: On nine holes
Private Functions: Groups and tournaments are welcome. Additionally, Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort has a variety of newly remodeled and uniquely appointed meeting facilities to accommodate groups of small to moderate sizes.