Ancient lava formations, steep canyons, seemingly enchanted juniper trees… and that’s just the 8th hole. Surrounded by Instagram-worthy views of the Cascade Mountains, both nationally acclaimed Pronghorn courses have emerged as a bucket-list destination for golfers of all levels. The two masterfully designed, world-class golf courses are positioned in a single, breathtaking environment. The award-winning course design, relentlessly sunny weather and natural beauty of Bend transform every round into an experience to boast about on both the Nicklaus & Fazio Golf Courses. Guests playing on the Fazio course must be accompanied by a member.
This masterful Tom Fazio-designed course blends the challenge of championship golf with the inherent aesthetics of the natural terrain. Rolling fairways and sculpted greens are punctuated by ancient lava rocks, stunning water features and dramatic juniper trees. This exclusive, one-of-a-kind course is home to one of the most unique holes in the world: a par three, 8th hole that includes a 45-foot canyon and an exposed lava tube. This course is an unforgettable golf experience for players of all levels. The course is 6,823 Metres / 7,462 Yards & par 72. It’s a truly unforgettable golf course that is a must-do when visiting Oregon.
In classic Pronghorn style, the desert landscape contrasts starkly with the green textures of fairways and greens. It appears as if the course could either be brand new or have been there for hundreds of years. Tom Fazio has done a remarkable job to integrate a course of such stand-out features to the local desert topography. Golf at Pronghorn is always fun because most days are sunny, and the wind does not become much of a factor during rounds – that allows for more focus on the layout and challenges on the course itself, rather than having to worry about playing conditions.
Practice facilities include a putting green, short-game area, a driving range and golf academy. Lockers, changing rooms and a pro-shop are also located in the clubhouse and the resort is centralised between the Nicklaus and Fazio golf courses.
True Spec Club Fitting
Pronghorn Academy introduces True Spec Golf. The worldwide leader in custom fitting, with over 20 studios located around the world. At this Academy studio, they service golfers of all abilities, from the beginning golfer, to seasoned amateur tournament players and professional golfers, and every calibre of player between. Their expertise has been validated by some of the most well-known PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players around the world. They strive to offer the best possible experience, providing every player with clubs that maximize their potential and performance. True Spec Golf is a brand agnostic fitter, which means that they stock premium clubs and shafts from all major equipment manufacturers. True Spec Golf’s Fitting Matrix stocks more than 30,000 combinations of club heads and shafts from all leading equipment manufacturers.
AMPD Golf Fitness
Pronghorn Academy health initiatives programs are supported by AMPD Golf Fitness. Established by renowned fitness coaches Damon Goddard and Andrew Banner in 2013, AMPD quickly became a leader in golf performance driven fitness. To date AMPD has coached PGA and LPGA Tour members who hold three major championships, six number one player in the world rankings and 47 victories. AMPD Golf Performance was born out of a passion for developing golf champions, and a mission to elevate the ceiling of all athletes, from novice to pro alike. AMPD’s tour-proven success is the result of strategic implementation of data, research, and technology all coming together to help athletes feel better, play better and unleash their swings.
In addition to the All-Star team of coaches and fitting specialists, Pronghorn Academy boasts the most advanced technology available to support your path to development in the game today. GEARS technology is a full body optical motion tracking system designed to measure and analyse every aspect of sport-specific skills, in full 3D, executed in a game-like scenario. This technology assists your coaches to maximize athlete performance by revealing the underbelly of movement mechanics like you’ve never seen before.