Explore Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

Devil's Golf Course

Vast and surreal landscape of eroded rock salt. Otherworldly views of the Mojave Desert.

It is said that "only the devil could play golf on such rough links." Just off Badwater Road you will find an immense field of eroded rock salt that bore small jagged spires in the Earth. What was once Lake Manly is now a surreal sight - one that makes you wonder what planet you are on. Devil's Golf Course is a great stop, especially if you are en route to the famous Badwater Basin down the road.

GETTING THERE:
Heading south on Badwater Road, turn right onto a gravel drive (across from Artist's Way). There will be a sign indicating Devil's Golf Course. You will follow this road 1.3 miles to a point in which you are in the middle of it. Note that this drive may be closed during wet weather.

FEE:
There is a $20 for 7 Days vehicle entrance fee. However, if you plan on visiting multiple national parks you can buy an annual Park Pass for $80. Here's more info. Link: http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm

SURROUNDING INTERESTS:
Check out Badwater Basin for some incredible salt flats. Across the road there is Artist's way, a beautiful palette of colors all over the Earth. Death Valley has a lot of diverse and stunning sights to offer.

Pack List

  • Water as you are in desert
  • Camera (and optional tripod)
  • For an extra touch to the photographs, bring some color-popping accessories to play with subject and background
Show More
Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Easy Parking
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Interesting formations that are best photographed in pre-dawn or post-sunset light.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Explore Artist's Palette at Death Valley National Park

51 Saves

Hike Natural Bridge Canyon

322 Saves

Take a Walk on Badwater Basin's Salt Flats

417 Saves