The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn in Bend, OR is one of the finest courses in the entire state. Pronghorn’s public side offers a championship course design, while still featuring resort style playability for all skill levels. The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn utilizes the central Oregon terrain to its fullest potential, with an off the chart slope and rating from every set of tee boxes proves a great test for all golfers. Mr. Nicklaus put course management at a premium as you would expect from an 18 time major champion. Central Oregon has become a hotbed of must play golf courses in the Pacific Northwest, and the Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn is certainly among its crown jewels.
The Jack Nicklaus designed public eighteen at Pronghorn Resort is a masterwork that blends the natural terrain with a playable links style layout. With tee boxes cut with distinct edges, perfect fairways and pristine greens, The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn is meticulously crafted out of the arid desert of Central Oregon. The fairways are wide enough for most, but players will be punished for missing in the wrong spots off the tee. The immaculate greens can be extremely challenging if approach shots are not hit to the correct sides of the pins. Each hole at Pronghorn is calendar worthy with the 12th through 16th holes in particular being some of the prettiest golf holes you will ever see. The signature 13th is a beautiful as it is challenging, with few equals in the area. Ranked as the 33rd best public course in America by Golf Digest, this gem is one for the bucket list of all golfers and another shining example of how good we have it in the Pacific Northwest.
About Pronghorn Resort
Pronghorn Resort, located just outside of Bend features two world class courses, each rated among the finest courses nationally. The Nicklaus Course is open to the public year round, while the Fazio Course is a Private Club, with each course presenting a unique personality. Set nearly five miles off the highway on a private road, Pronghorn is secluded yet still within easy reach of the breweries and outdoor activities that make Bend famous. Everything about Pronghorn Resort is top notch, from the vacation homes to the restaurant on site and of course – the golf courses – you will not be disappointed.