The Inn at Furnace Creek
Possibly the most uniquely situated resort in the United States; Furnace Creek Resort offers the perfect vantage point to explore Death Valley National Park. From either the Inn or the Ranch, vistors have their pick of memorable explorations. Whether sticking around for an entire day or heading out for just a few hours, visitors will be taken aback by all that is unique to one of America's largest national parks.
Visitors will discover historic borax mining sites, Ubehebe Crater, Ghost Towns, Dante's View (5,475 feet above the Valley's floor), Zabriskie Point, Artist's Palette, Badwater, and Devil's Golf Course - a vast expanse of knobby salt formations rising from the earth. Make sure to visit Scotty's Castle, one of the most popular and historical sites in Death Valley. Visitors couldn't ask for a better place to start and end their journey than from Furnace Creek Resort.
The Furnace Creek Cyclery
One way to truly experience Death Valley is via bicycles. Bike rentals are available at the Ranch at Furnace Creek featuring 24-speed mountain bikes in sizes to accommodate the entire family. Rates start at $10 per hour for adult bikes and $5 per hour for children. Guided downhill bicycle tours are also available and provide stunning views of the valley.
Farabee Jeep Rentals
For guests who wish to explore some of the more remote areas of the park, Farbee Jeep Rentals is located at the resort. Top-of-the-line Jeep Wrangler Rubicons are specially equipped for exploring hundreds of miles of unimproved roads within Death Valley National Park. In years when sufficient rainfall has occurred, spectacular wildflower blooms can be found in these remote areas.
At 214 feet below sea level, this 18-hole, par 70 golf course is the world’s lowest. Palm and tamarisk trees frame the fairways and majestic mountains are visible from all areas of the course. A 1997 re-design by 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.
Golf Course Green Fees
Winter season Green Fees are $55 per player for 18 holes. Electric cart rental is $12.50 per player, although walking is allowed at all times and push carts are available for rental at $5 for 18 holes. Club Rental is $15 for 18 holes and $10 for 9 holes. Play is limited during the summer months due to the extreme heat. However, the course is open year-round and the summer rate is $30 per player for 18 holes, including cart. Early morning golf is best during the summer.
Golf Course Hours of Operation
The golf course is opened year-round and operational from 6:00 a.m. to sunset during the October-May period and 6:00 a.m. to 12 noon during the summer months.
For golf packages, scorecards, tournament information, insider tips, points of interest, and booking tee times, visit the Golf section of furnacecreekresort.com.
For more information about the The Inn at Furnace Creek or to make reservations please visit furnacecreekresort.com/the-inn-at-furnace-creek or call 1.800.236.7916.