This image is of the 13th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Pronghorn, near Bend Oregon. It is near the end of the 18th hole course, and near it, is the Tom Fazio Signature course, twins of sorts, but different in texture and play. These side by side courses are just one of the unusual attractions that attracted many golfers and others to this area after it launched in 2004-5.
Pronghorn is in a unique location, on 640 acres of land, surrounded by 20,000 acres of protected federal land, a few miles outside of the town of Bend, Oregon, population about 80,000. Those of us who know Oregon, know what it's near and what it offers, realize the distinct nature of Pronghorn and it's locale. On a clear day, you can see The Three Sisters mountain range, Mt Bachelor, and Mt. Jefferson, and probably a few others in the Cascade Range. For those who are not golfers and still find themselves at this resort, there is much else to do: river rafting and fly fishing on the nearby Deschutes River; skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, there is also horseback riding, caving, mountain biking, and hiking. And, if you have never been caving before, an unusual taste of it can be acquired while playing golf!. Pronghorn's Fazio course is home to one of the most unique holes in the world--a par three, eighth hole that includes a 45-foot canyon and exposed lava tube. The story is, no one knew about the subterranean lava tube until the golf course was being built -- as construction went along, suddenly the land entropized -- fell into itself, and revealed a large lava tube. (see image below)
In June of 2010, Troon took over the golf management component of Pronghorn, and for the first time, Pronghorn is now offering golf memberships to non-property owners providing access to the Nicklaus and Fazio courses. Two memberships are currently being offered – the Invitational Premier Golf Membership ($990/month) allows golf members to access both Fazio and Nicklaus courses while the Invitational Signature Golf Membership ($495/month) allows members to utilize the Nicklaus course. Pronghorn is offering early sign-up incentives to the first 25 members that join by December 31st, 2010.
• One week access to the Registry Collection in 2011
• Complimentary access to 5 Social Events before May 2011
• Seven nights in the Residence Club before May 2011
• First right to purchase available Memberships if/when your Invitational Golf Membership is recalled
The strength of Pronghorn's variety of golf and sports experiences moves not only from outdoor activities, but also to the variety of available residence types, with a wide range of pricing options. The Tesana homes and homesites are located between the Nicklaus and Fazio courses and near the heart of the development, ranging from $300k to $600k. Membership included in the price of real estate. Also, the The Residence Club at Pronghorn is situated along the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Members own an undivided interest of the Residence Club with purchase options of 1/4th, 1/6th and 1/12th fractions. Units range in size from 2000 to 2600 square feet. The 1/12 fractions ( 4 weeks) range from $95,000 to $130,000. The Pronghorn Villas range from $825K to $1.7M. Many of the home sites, range from $900,000 to $4M.