What We Love
- Pronghorn’s Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf course is a serious challenge, intertwined with lava rock ridges and offering magnificent views
- The 55,000-square-foot clubhouse, designed in the style of the grand lodges of the national parks
- 300 days of sun make outdoor activities possible year-round
- During the winter, skiers revel in the powder at nearby Mount Bachelor, the fifth-largest ski resort in North America
What To Know
- The Tom Fazio course is available to guests only if accompanied by a member host
- Dress to impress at the golf courses and facilities
- It’s a 30-minute drive into Bend and three hours to Portland
- One-Bedroom Suites are best for couples
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
Pronghorn Resort is a golf lover’s haven in the middle of Oregon’s high desert country, an area renowned for outdoor adventure, as it boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The polished hardwood accommodations have a rustic ambience and views of one of the most beautiful greens in the world: the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus signature course. One- and three-bedroom units are fully furnished with original artwork, spa-style baths and full kitchens that the concierge can stock with groceries ahead of check-in. Outside, private patios feature stone firepits and barbecues for cool evenings. Nationally recognized as one of the finest golf developments in the country, Pronghorn has a private Tom Fazio course side by side with the Jack Nicklaus course. What really sets the golf facilities apart, however, is the Tour Academy at Pronghorn. Run by a staff of golf experts, the futuristic facility uses state-of-the-art teaching technologies including V1 video analysis and a Dynamic Balance System. For non-golfers, Pronghorn is a destination for outdoor activities. Situated on two acres, the Trailhead activity center has two seasonal pools, hot tubs, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground. After a full day of action, dine on regional fare at the upscale Chanterelle restaurant.
In the Area
While there’s plenty to do on-site, it’s worth the 30-minute trip into Bend. The city’s Old Mill district offers some rich history along with amazing mountain views and river vistas. It’s also a terrific place for name brand shopping, drinking, dining and watching a movie or a live performance. When it comes to culture, the High Desert Museum has a surprisingly fascinating collection of creatures and heritage. Not only can visitors enjoy historical reenactments, they can get up close to foxes, reptiles, bald eagles, owls and a prickly porcupine family. And if you haven’t had your fill of activity, the 252-mile Deschutes River is renowned for rafting and kayaking, with hair-raising rapids and rugged scenery. Hikers may want to climb the craggy spires of Smith Rock or trek along the world’s largest obsidian flow, at Newberry Volcanic Monument.
How to Get There
My only complaint was my mattress was very lumpy and uncomfortable. It tended to be just my side I was sleeping on. My husband said his side was fine. The other Queen bed seemed to be fine. I think the mattress is just getting old and needs to be replaced. Other than that Pronghorn is a wonderful place to stay at and visit. Beautiful surrounding!
We stayed over the weekend at the Huntington Lodge and played Nicklaus Friday and Fazio Saturday. The golf was breathtaking, but the lodging and service were.. from check-in to check out.. awful.
I had booked online which promised an upgrade (if available), upon check in, 10% off all purchases at restaurants, spa, golf etc..
1. We checked in and were not offered an upgrade, though the hotel was clearly at <75% occupancy, our room had no balcony etc... its the least expensive room at the hotel and we paid ~425 per night. Room not worth that 2.) There was mini fridge in the room with water, pop etc... we were not given a key. 3.) Played gold on the Nicklaus course, teeing off at 4:30 p.m. Simply spectacular. Highly recommed 4.) We finished golf and went to Coyote for heavy appetizers and drinks, the wine on the wine list was not available (Stags Leap), offered Raeyburn at same price which was OK, sat near the firepit and heaters at 9:30 p.m and none were lit. We asked the staff to light them and were told, he knew how to light the firepit but not the heaters... we eventually got the firepit lit but not the heaters. 5.) No turn down service. 6.) Next day...We had to call down for service as our room was not cleaned after our 1st nights stay
Bit expensive but was very nice resort with excellent staff. From
The moment you arrive at the gate and park your car. Your greeted with a smile. Just the nite before I had stayed at Brasada which was more expensive with horrible service and dirty gym with filthy gym/showers