Pronghorn Golf Club (Nicklaus)

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Bend, Oregon | Pronghorn Golf Club (Nicklaus)

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 2004

65600 Pronghorn Estates Drive
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 693-5300

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized carts available
affiliated resort accommodations

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Bill Satterfield

Pronghorn Golf Club (Nicklaus)

What to Expect:  Most everyone would love to play on a perfectly groomed golf course every time they teed it up. Unfortunately, the financial reality of that isn't possible for the vast majority of golf courses out there; the exception to that rule is the Pronghorn Golf Club. The course conditioning at both Pronghorn courses is simply stunning and I actually found myself at times thinking, "Is this grass real?" You bet it is real, and there isn't a blade of grass that is neglected. These fabulous conditions and wonderfully designed golf holes at Pronghorn are found in a remote 640 acre high desert location outside of Bend, Oregon on ground that was aquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The terrain affords lava rock outcroppings that are brilliantly incorportated throughout the design as well as signature views of Mount Bachelor, Broken Top, and Three Sisters volcanoes. The Fazio course offers more eye candy and adapts to all skill levels better, while the Nicklaus course delivers a stouter test of golf and a greater variety of challenges. In the end, they are both fantastic courses and offer an experience you won't soon forget. (To my knowledge, only Carlton Woods located north of Houston and the Pronghorn Club have the distinction of each offering a Nicklaus course and Fazio course at their club.) Signature Hole:  13th (Nicklaus) - 378 yard Par 4 - In the middle of a fantastic stretch of holes is the par four 13th hole. Featuring a… More >