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Tee it up at The Devil's Golf Course

But if you do, bring some extra balls! The Devil's Golf Course is a large salt pan in Death Valley National Park, with a rough surface formed of large salt crystals. It was named after a line in a 1934 National Park Service guide book to Death Valley, which stated that "only the devil could play golf" on its surface.

 

Formed from the remains of an ancient lake, this area is higher than "Badwater" so in modern times it does not flood so the crystals remain very rough and hard. The salt and gravel beds of the Devil's Golf Course extend to a depth of more than 1000 feet, and later studies suggest that in places the depth ranges up to 9000 feet!

 

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Taken on March 4, 2008