A view from Furnace Creek Golf Course at Death Valley.
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4.3
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
96.3%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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4 Stars
4
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6236 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.7
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Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Open: 10/15 Closed: 6/15
Architect Perry Dye (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

RV Camping

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.3
21 Reviews (21)
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could be better, but it's off my bucket list!

We enjoyed our day, 75° in January, can't beat that but if I have to be honest the greens are a mess and very inconsistent. Maybe its a water issue but some greens had compact mud areas and some greens were so dry it was like putting on ice. I also thought the signage could have been a little better in finding each hole. For first timers, it was a little challenging finding either hole 3 or 4 and 18.
19th hole was convenient but pricey.
$60 for a 1/4 burger, chicken sandwich and 2 beers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grrrr8 experience

Nice time once again. But no water on course, no water in pro shop. No drinks in machine on 11 tee. Its called death valley for a reason.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Flat Course Still Recommended

Grass is mostly good, but bare or thin spots in unexpected places. Needed scorecard map to navigate — too few small signs pointing to next hole. Greens putted true. Terrific views and scenery. Uniqueness makes this a must play for traveling golfers. No course drinking water or coolers because of COVID pandemic. Bring your own or you won’t finish. Friendly single staff person. Would play again without question.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Lowest Round of my life...

It is always fun to play the -est something and this is the lowest golf course in the world. and that made it neat.

The course itself was nothing special. Pretty easy and basic layout. The conditioned were definitely winter conditions as there was a lot of dormant grass. That all be said the weather was perfect (mid 70s) and I had a great time. Pace of was amazing - --> 18 holes in under 2 hours. The scenery surrounding the course was pretty great.

Definitely a must play if you are in the area and I would definitely play it again. I would love to see what it is like to play when it is really hot.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Course in great condition for winter months. Not crowded and played quickly. We usually play in higher elevations so trying to figure the distance from each club for this lower elevation was a challenge. Greens were slow, but a fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Lowest round in a desert storm.

Place is wild the wind was ripping. Ball would fall out of the air or float to a hault. Make sure you book a hot deal before you get there so you don't have to pay for the resort wifi as theres no service. Greens were slow but if they were any faster wind would blow you right off.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Truly an oasis in the desert

Terrific experience in a place where it is almost impossible to have green grass. The lowest golf course on earth offers a fun layout with lots of water features and serene atmosphere. Drove about 2 hours from Las Vegas to check it out and was very satisfied with the experience. The staff was very friendly and the mulligan burger at the 19th hole was great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice day nice course nice people should have played 36

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Serene, beautiful surroundings

If you are looking for a fun round in beautiful surroundings, this is it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 544
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather

A surprising Oasis in the desert

I was told I would shoot the lowest round of my life on Furnace Creek, but that certainly wasn't the case on a day so windy that we actually worried a sandstorm might descend upon us.
The course was in fine shape for the grand reopening celebration I attended at the Oasis, the newly re-branded and revived resort in the heart of Death Valley. The flat course features few bunkers, but there's enough there to make for a good day. Tall trees lining the fairway are thick in some places, pinching tee shots to make players nervous. A single pond comes into play on several holes, notably the par-3 second hole where I rinsed my shot.
The revamped open-air 19th hole is a popular spot for a drink and/or a beer for resort guests, even if they aren't golfers. With such a beautiful backdrop of mountains and desert, playing at 214 feet below sea level - the world's lowest elevation for golf - delivers a nice high.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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