Devil's Golf Course

Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley National Park: Address, Phone Number, Devil's Golf Course Reviews: 4.5/5

Devil's Golf Course
4.5
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A seemingly infinite number of crusted salt formations jut from the "course."
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Cory
Dublin, OH52 contributions
Loved It
Jun 2021
It's a bit of a drive but worth it. You can actually see the salt crystals when you get up close. Just miles and miles of them.
Written 10 June 2021
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Donna R
St. George, UT23 contributions
A Little Surprise
May 2021
I thought, upon arriving at the end turn-out, that I was looking at a bunch of jumbled rocks. But it is actually crystallized salt with dirt all around. After reading the information display, I stood quietly nearby and just listened. Then I heard the popping sound that was mentioned; the expansion or contraction of the salt crystals. Some of these, possibly a bit further away from me, sounded a bit like how a car pings after you turn it off. Others, maybe closer to me, sounded like a drop of water landing in a tin can. It was very interesting. You have to drive out on an unpaved, but well-packed, road for ~1.25 miles. My simple Kia sedan had no problem. This is a far-less visited little stop in Death Valley, but take a few minutes to go out there, and just...listen.
Written 13 May 2021
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA4 992 contributions
Interesting place
Feb 2021 • Couples
Not what you may expect but it’s definitely something to see. Just like most things around here it’s a bit of a drive to get to it.
Written 2 May 2021
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Kristy
Huntsville, AL648 contributions
Different
Apr 2021
Drive down the dirt road to see this. I didn't walk around much bur it was neat to see huge formations of salt.
Sharp!
Written 15 April 2021
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madsigntist
39 contributions
It's OK... but nothing to write home about
Apr 2021
You drive about 3 miles on a dusty, dirt road and park. All around is the unsual rough ground and that's about it.
Written 14 April 2021
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Elizabeth K
Gainesville, GA95 contributions
Cool to see, cooler to traverse
Apr 2021
What a cool natural phenomenon! As cool as it was to see, it was cooler to traverse. My girls loved exploring - carefully! It would be easy to twist an ankle and come down on the salt rocks!
Written 13 April 2021
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA196 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2021
This is an interesting geological feature (eroded rock salt) that is well worth a quick side trip to see. It's located on the road between Badwater Basin and Artists Drive. The road to it is unpaved, but in good shape (high clearance or 4x4 is not required).
Written 12 April 2021
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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA624 contributions
True to the Name!
Mar 2021
Yes, this is not a spot you would want to play golf! Go around sunset time, and the light hits the salt, and gives it a pinkish, purplish hue. You can get some really cool photos, which make it look like you are on another planet. Definitely worth a quick stop - amazing to think that this is all on earth!
Written 26 March 2021
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Gary
Culver City, CA2 467 contributions
Take the less crowded West Side Road
Feb 2021
Most people drive 11 miles south of Furnace Creek on Badwater Road to a parking lot to then visit the Devil's Golf Course. However, if you want a less crowded visit. Look for the sign for the West Side Road (about 6 miles south of Furnace Creek) and turn right. Drive down West Side Road for 2.8 miles and park by the side of the road. The West Side road is a gravel road and a bit rough ...... but I managed it in my Prius.

Once you get there, you will probably be alone and surrounded on all sides by the salt formations of the Devil's Golf Course ...... and you won't hear a sound. It's like being on another planet.

Crouch down low to the ground to photograph the formations for the best views.
Written 5 March 2021
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MNTEDDY
Rochester, MN52 contributions
Crazy "rocks"
Feb 2021
Another unique area like no other. Great place for pictures and/or just enjoying the view! Glad we stopped!
Written 15 February 2021
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