Just up the road from Bend, Ore., the Pronghorn Resort is nestled into the shadows of the Cascade Mountain Range and sits upon nearly 650 acres of incredible forested terrain. The desert high country location is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a great spot for your next golf trip.
With two championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio, luxury lodge-style vacation homes, several great restaurants, a full-service spa, outdoor heated pools, tennis, endless outdoor activities, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, all you and your buddies need to do is drop your bags, grab your clubs, and let the adventure begin.
PICTURESQUE INSIDE AND OUT
Offering incredible views, the suites and one- three- and four-bedroom vacation homes are loaded with quality amenities and comfort including gourmet kitchens, signature bath products, complimentary wireless Internet, dining areas, guest lofts, home theater systems, original artwork, plush bathrobes, private terraces with fire pits, stone fireplaces, and washers and dryers. The resort’s brand-new Huntington Lodge is also set to open in 2018.
The Chanterelle Restaurants features a great mix of classic and modern dishes all prepared to utilize fresh regional and sustainably produced ingredients. With a friendly, casual atmosphere, the Cascada restaurant in the resort’s clubhouse offers wide-ranging breakfast, lunch, and dinner options including an Italian fennel sausage burrito, steak sandwich, cedar plank fired salmon, and prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin. Or opt for lighter fare from the Trailhead Grill while you relax poolside.
Even with countless things to do at the resort, definitely take a ride into Bend to explore all the city has to offer, including the historic Old Mill district which boasts some incredible viewing spots. There is also a ton of great restaurants, places to grab a drink, and outdoor activities in the area.
PLAY BETWEEN THE SNOW AND THE LAVA
The par-72, 7,379-yard Nicklaus course at Pronghorn offers not only incredible golf but stunning views of distant snow-capped mountains. The course, set upon lava rock ridges, plays firm and fast with impeccable putting services. With several risk-reward decisions to ponder, the Nicklaus course is designed to provide golfers of all skill levels a challenge, albeit an enjoyable one. Sit back, enjoy the scenery, and fire away.
The par-72, 7,456-yard Fazio course features juniper trees, striking water features, lava rock outcroppings, and strategically-placed bunkers. Enjoy the par-3, 8th hole which includes a 45-foot canyon and exposed lava tube.
Definitely do your homework ahead of time and check around as there are several great courses to add to your playlist while in the Bend area.
Pronghorn offers a Stay and Play golf deal that includes lodging in a Junior Suite and two rounds of golf. Rates start at about $500 a night July-September. For a bit more, the Pronghorn Experience includes two nights of accommodations, four rounds of golf, and a $100 food and beverage credit.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
3 hours from Portland, 5 1/2 hours from Seattle
- The Spa at Pronghorn
- Fitness Center
- Hot Tubs & Spa
- Pools & Waterslide
- Pickle Ball
- Fly Fishing
- River Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Deschutes Brewery
- Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
- Cascade Street Distillery
- Oregon Spirit Distillers
- Trailhead Grill
- Bend-O Bento
- Trattoria Sbandati
- Pour House Grill
- Bend Burger Company
- Northside Bar & Grill
- Baldy’s Barbecue-East
- Nicklaus Course: Jack Nicklaus (2004)
- Fazio Course: Tom Fazio (2007)