Pronghorn - The Nicklaus Course
The fabulous conditions and wonderfully designed golf holes at Pronghorn's Nicklaus Course are found in a remote 640 acre high desert location outside of Bend, Oregon on ground that was acquired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The terrain affords lava rock outcroppings that are brilliantly incorporated throughout the design as well as signature views of Mount Bachelor, Broken Top, and Three Sisters volcanoes.
The Nicklaus Course delivers a stout test of golf and a great variety of challenges. The signature hole of the Nicklaus course is the 15th, a 543 yard five par. It is simply fantastic with the look and number of outcroppings that shape and characterize this uphill hole. The final prize to this par five is the unobstructed mountain views of Three Sisters; a treasure of a hole to be sure. With a rating and slope of 75.4/144, the Nicklaus course delivers plenty of opportunities to mark a bogey on your card, but none more difficult than the 511 yard par four 6th. If playing uphill into the prevailing summer wind was not enough, a large knob and three pot bunkers in front of the green create a blind approach shot to this fairly circular green. You will have to be long and accurate to reach this green in two, but more than likely you will have to utilize your short game skills to get up and down if you are going to avoid a bogey here.
Architect: Jack Nicklaus