Devil’s Golfcourse, Death Valley, CA

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Date: March, 2016
Location: Death Valley, CA, USA

This area gained it’s name because the land is so serrated, that only the devil could play golf on it.

The rough texture of the halite salt crystal formations is a result of years of erosion and sculpting from exposure to high winds and nature. Through exploratory holes drilled by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, prior to Death Valley becoming a national monument in 1934, it was discovered that the salt and gravel beds of the Devil’s Golf Course extend to a depth of more than 1,000 feet (300 m). Later studies suggest that in places the depth ranges up to 9,000 feet (2,700 m).

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