|Course Architect||Jack Nicklaus|
|Course Length||6,619 Metres / 7,239 Yards|
Situated near Bend, Oregon, the Jack Nicklaus-designed signature course at Pronghorn Resort is simply unique. Exquisite in its design and Arizona-like in its geography, the desert-style golf course enjoys a sunny climate nestle in Oregon’s high desert. The course is public and accessible by Resort Guests. Designed by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus incorporates lava fields, cacti, abundant sand dunes and natural Oregonian desert foliage to create a truly world-class golf course. Its sibling is the Tom Fazio-designed course which is also located on Pronghorn Resort grounds. Nearby golf destinations include the Black Butte Ranch, Aspen Lakes and Tetherow Resort.
Designed by the master golfer, Jack Nicklaus, this signature golf course plays firm and fast and accommodates golfers of every skill level. This public course provides a minimalist experience with an emphasis on the golf game itself, combining strategy with playability, beautiful transitions and true putting surfaces. Ancient lava rock ridges and outcroppings intertwine with natural landscapes and accent magnificent views of the Cascade Mountains. At 6,747 Metres / 7,379 Yards, this course has a par of 72 & appears as if each hole is branded as Nicklaus’ Signature. Water comes into play more often than you’d think on a desert course, but it’s the seamlessly integrated fairways into the landscape that creates awe-inspired reactions for players.
It is a testament to the staff members when observing the immaculately kept conditions of the course. In classic Jack Nicklaus style, the layout makes you think about your shots because anything off the fairway is difficult to get back on due to the obstructiveness of the desert landscape and numerous shrubs. Tight fairways often open to flat greens, and isolated tee-boxes often lead to well-placed fairway bunkers that don’t provide too much hindrance if you are capable of escaping them. Various sets of tee boxes allow golfers of all abilities to play the course, but there lie many obstacles in the layout.
"The Nicklaus course at Pronghorn is an excellently designed and impeccably maintained course. The course has a nice variety of short and long holes to challenge players of all ages. The course is typically generous off the tee (typical Nicklaus), but the approach shots require precision. The bunker placement and green contours are excellent. The course is firm and fast, yet very playable. The clubhouse setting, conditioning, amenities, course design / routing, and views make this a very special golfing experience."
– Jack Nicklaus
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.
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.
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