The World’s Lowest Golf course: Furnace Creek, California, USA

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Furnace Creek Golf Course is the world’s lowest elevation golf course, situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California – just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California, USA. Originally opened in 1931 the course was recently brought up to date thanks to a major renovation and re-design by famed golf course architect Perry Dye.

This 18-hole course sits 214 feet below sea level measuring 6,236-yards (par-70) featuring wide fairways and lush greens guarded by groves of mature shade trees. Water elements, including tranquil ponds and a meandering stream, come into play on 10 holes. And as one would expect of a course situated in the stark and stunning Death Valley, the challenging Furnace Creek course affords breathtaking views. Golf Digest has recognized Furnace Creek as one of “America’s 50 Toughest Courses.”

In addition to the regular demands and considerations of a round of golf, players must also factor in slightly stronger gravity and barometric pressure forces. At Furnace Creek you will notice a distinct difference in how the ball responds, making a round here truly remarkable. Wildlife species are abundant crows, ravens and Coyotes roam freely about the course and the ponds are full of wild ducks.