Furnace Creek Golf Course at the Oasis at Death Valley. Golfers rave about how their drives carry at altitude, so what happens on the lowest golf course in the world (214 feet below sea level)? Its improbably green fairways are lined with date palms and tamarisk trees, and its level of difficulty is rated surprisingly high. You can rent clubs and carts, and there are golf packages available for resort guests. In fall and winter, reservations are essential. Hwy. 190, Furnace Creek, California, 92328. 760/786–3373; From $48.