Pronghorn Golf Club - Nicklaus Course
|Rust (W)||72||6533 yards||77.4||150|
|Gold (W)||72||6000 yards||74.3||144|
|Silver (W)||72||5256 yards||70.4||129|
|Black M: 75.2/151||380||572||253||331||467||511||187||625||425||3751||472||462||342||378||173||543||571||205||482||3628||7379|
|Blue M: 73.8/147||372||566||233||324||460||457||155||604||419||3590||432||426||332||366||167||529||542||195||470||3459||7049|
|Gold M: 71.3/143 W: 77.0/151||355||524||203||300||400||445||137||589||392||3345||419||407||281||330||152||498||506||177||418||3188||6533|
|White M: 68.9/135 W: 74.7/145||338||500||180||290||383||369||123||548||380||3111||328||380||271||308||125||478||441||158||400||2889||6000|
|Yellow W: 70.8/131||277||421||153||243||315||369||105||468||314||2665||328||338||234||236||105||423||441||136||350||2591||5256|
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Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Oregon
Central Oregon jewel
Great Nicklaus course. Makes you think your way around. Tough to do sometimes when it’s so pretty. Fast greens and fairways. Ball goes further in thin air which makes you feel good!
Great day of golf
Pronghorn GC in Bend Oregon is an excellent course that was both challenging and is pristine condition, Fast greens, tight lies in the fairways and lots of traps on elevated greens made the course memorable. The staff from the bag check to the golf shop was professional and friendly as any group I have seen. All in all, a great day spent on the golf course.
Very nice course!
I had been recommended to play this course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus and we couldn't wait to play . It was 97 out and very hot. But we kept cool and had an amazing time. I will be back, it was such an awesome course.
Course was in great shape and is well maintained. The greens are fast and firm. The front nine is pretty straightforward but the back nine is visually challenging. I found the back nine very difficult when playing it for the first time. Be prepared for significant wind in the late afternoon.
Very nice course
This is a great course but not $170 great. We played at 4 pm and got the twilight rate of $90 and it was worth it. A very nice course with unique elements like dead trees in the middle of the fairways. Not a stunning course but a great one to play.
All Star Track
During a week-long trip to Oregon, a buddy and I played 7 rounds in 5 days. Pronghorn was round 1 and it was a blast. Course condition was impeccable. Pace of play was impeccable. Almost every hole was interesting.
One of my playing partners routinely found his drives off the fairway and was able to keep playing. Most of the holes were forgiving enough to allow for a pitch out vs. just losing a ball.
The only hole I didn't like was No. 11. The trap seemed oddly placed in the fairway. Overall though, an All Star track that I can't wait to get back to.
jimpic, Oregon resident here who has been to Bend for lots of golf over the years. I would recommend, Aspen Lakes, Crosswater, Pronghorn, as the top courses there. Second tier would be Sunriver meadows, Juniper, Widgi and Eagle Ridge. don't bother with Tetherow, too overpriced for what you get. If you have a connection for Bend CC, that is a must play.
what other courses did you play through Oregon that you liked? we are doing a father-son Oregon golf trip soon.. we are from Southern CAL. thanks Jim
The course was very challenging. Some holes required a long tee shot to get over stuffy rough or water. The greens were extremely fast and hard to hold.
But overall it was an enjoyable day and very friendly staff.
Nice course- painfully slow
5hr plus round - only deterant to a wonderful course !
Course was in great shape
Had a fantastic round! Staff was really friendly and the course was in great shape. Will definitely be back!
Excellent course, perfect condition
Course was in perfect condition and pace of play was 3:45. Played at 4:00pm and received $75 rate! Was a good price for the quality of the course I was playing.
a nicklaus gem (is there any other kind?)
our golf group recently hit 5 courses in the Bend area for a trip/tournament. we chose Pronghorn as our final round destination. having noticed over the years that i am a big fan of nicklaus designs i was very excited for this course.
i wouldn't say it disappointed, but bend offers plenty of stiff competition, and this ended up being my second favorite course of the trip to Tetherow.
however, this course is magic! the conditions were immaculate. the pro shop, the caddies, and the starters were all super friendly and welcoming.
it's a pretty long course, so expect to hit a lot of drivers. i prefer a little more variety, but didn't have much choice. definitely a good idea to keep the ball in play too... it gets pretty punishing when you go offline.
the whole property is quite beautiful, and the holes fit the landscape nicely. i wouldn't say there is a huge variation between holes, but it all flows nicely.
unfortunately i chose this round to play my worst of the trip, so i have some inherent negativity about the course, but just based on the layout and the condition this course is a must play. the price is steep, but it definitely has an exclusive vibe. just check out the google maps view of the course... there is nothing around for miles! very cool!
Have to pay Attention
Course is very challenging have to know where to hit the ball and have to know your distances and your ability . Just goggle and you'll see.
After paying for my round in the pro shop and getting my bag from bag drop,with no hint of any trouble carried over to range,then asked where the putting green and chipping area was,carried my bag over there.It was then that another golfer told me,'you know,they have no carts available'?--no i didnt but was wondering why i was lugging my non carry bag around! At the first tee some guy shows up with a push cart and literally bungee cords my bag to it-i guess it was the last one they had--no scorecard no pin sheet no,we will get carts out to you as soon as we can----that turned out to be on 6 green--after the round went in to the shop,and there only response to all this was,did you pay for a cart???? lots of nice courses in bend and much better values,do yourself a favor and play elsewhere--its private your not a member
"I thought Jack Nickalus was a nice guy"
Best quote of the day. He designed a course that can be very diabolical. I've never played a track where I had to think so much about the pros and cons of so many shots. There are a few holes where you can grip it and rip it but many holes where club selection and shot making are an absolute must. Otherwise, you're in for a long and frustrating day. Course conditions were excellent overall. Greens are very fast and unforgiving, fairways, tee boxes immaculate. I played mid-afternoon weekday and pace of play was good. We basically had the course to ourselves. Considering what I paid to play some of the other tracks in the area, this is not the worst deal in town. I like that a cart is included in the green fees. A lot of other courses charge extra. This is a high desert course that is basically in the middle of nowhere with a few homes scattered around and beautiful vistas of the Cascades to the west. The club house and surrounding facilities are some of the nicest you'll find anywhere. All in all was a fun round and would absolutely play again.
Nice course, service not so much
We played the Nicklaus course late in the afternoon for lower (but still high) green fees, and no caddy. The course was in fine condition, and has some interesting holes. Greens were pristine and challenging. However . . . As visitors, we were given a practice area with divot-riddled torn up tee areas, next to the better members' area. On course, no food cart or water #except clubhouse at the turn#. No course guide was available #they were "out"#. The untitled pin sheet mounted inside the cart, was for the wrong course #Fazio#, which we discovered after 7 holes. We encountered a slow member couple ahead of us who clearly didn't appreciate us requesting to play through. I won't be back, but if you go, I would recommend getting a caddy to take care of these service issues.
Just played the Pronghorn Nicklaus course. We played five courses in rhe Bend area (Tetherow, Crosswater, Brasada Ranch, Widgi Creek and Pronghorn), and this one was our favorite. It was a blend of Tetherow and Crosswater. Immaculate conditions (not a blade of grass out of place), beautiful layout and great views. We would play this again in a heartbeat.
go play Tetherow intead
With resort courses, sometimes they let people on who have never played golf and it slows the whole round for everyone. I quit after a 3-hour front nine. The greens are beautiful and the course is in great shape but the design is kind of boring. Plus, the pace of play ruins it. There are much better courses for the money. Don't waste your time.
Beautiful Golf Course
Loved the course - fairways, tees and greens immaculate! Can't wait to play it agsin.
This course is a must! So Beautiful and a ton of fun! Many challenging holes, in fact the hardest one I have ever had to play (15) but worth the challenge. I would pick this course over in Bend, make the drive it is only a few extra minutes and worth it!
A wonderful golf course in great condition.
This is a challenging golf course that is a delight to play. There is only one unfair hole which is a blind tee shot with a hidden stream straight away over the target line. The staff were friendly and helpful. This is one of those "must play" golf courses when in Central Oregon.