Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley National Park

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    Devil's Golf Course

    by JanPeter74 Written Apr 21, 2004

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    Halfway between the junction at Furnace Creek and Bad Water you will find the Devil's Golf Course. You will have to follow an unpaved road for a mile or so, to get you close to the area. It is called like this because the ground is the absolute opposite of a golf course green.

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    Devil's Golf Course

    by Andraf Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    A field of salt pinnacles today, this used to be a lake more than 2000 years ago. When the lake evaporated, it left behind the layers of crystallized salt. This is constantly recreated as salty water is brough to the surface through capilary actions and then it evaporates resulting in new salt crystals. You can hear the noises made by the salt as it expands and contracts with the changes in temperature.

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    Devil's Golf Course

    by annk Written Nov 30, 2003

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    Remnants of a dry salty lake that existed 2000 years ago makes up Devil's Golf Course. The rock salt is 3-5 feet thick and quite difficult to walk on given the uneven terrain.

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    Golf

    by clarifycookie Written Jul 10, 2003

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    The Devil's Golf Course is a salt-pan area located pretty much in the middle of Death Valley.

    You've got to hit a ball here...just to say you've done it!

    Fore! Hmmm....a little too upright

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    by o00o Written May 21, 2003

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    When you get out farther, there are plates of the crust with fissures between, some of the plates tilted, like miniature versions of the tectonic plates of the earth

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    by smoox Written Sep 2, 2002

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    No snow - salt! Once the water evaporates, the minerals remain - and the minerals are SALT. This place is appropriately called 'Devil´s Golf Course'.

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    Here: The Devils Golf Course.

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Thinking about bringing your golfclubs with you on this trip? Forget it! This course is even a bit to tough for most players...

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    Devils golf course

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It's covering a 15 miles stretch on the side of Badwater Road.This field of jagged salt crystals discovered by early emigrants. Some are over two feet high.

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