Fairways & Greens selects Pronghorn as ‘top pick’ for private golf courses
Feb 01,2008 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

BEND, Ore.Pronghorn, the premier private golf community in the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce that Travel Leisure Golf has named Pronghorn in the magazine’s “America’s Top 100 Golf Communities” issue. Additionally, Fairways Greens and Golf Digest have recognized Pronghorn as their top pick for private golf courses in the U.S and among the top five for “America’s Best New Private Courses”, respectively.

Pronghorn is ranked No. 8 in Travel Leisure Golf’s “Top 100 Golf Communities” which represents the best golf communities in the country based on amenities, real estate offering, and challenge and playability of each course. Pronghorn was also selected for its views of the Cascade Mountains, its gourmet dining experience, including personal wine storage, as well as the unparalleled golf experience on the Nicklaus and Fazio courses. 2008 marks the second year in a row that Pronghorn made the top 10 list in Travel Leisure Golf.

Additionally, Fairways Greens named Pronghorn their No.1 pick for private courses in their “Signature 36” ranking section. The ranking was based on empirical data of each course such as ratings, slopes, green speeds and more. While visiting the property, Fairways Greens editors were thoroughly impressed with by the landscaping and maintenance of each course including the juniper and sage surrounding the Nicklaus course and the volcanic links-like circuit throughout the Fazio course. The No. 1 ranking cites Pronghorn as being one of the first of several new upscale, residence-based private clubs in the exploding Central Oregon market, stating “[the] new clubhouse completes a true dream address.”

Thirdly, Pronghorn’s Tom Fazio course recently ranked No.4 in Golf Digest’s “America’s Best New Private Courses” for its exclusivity and design. Pronghorn hails as the only Oregon golf course included in the private category ranking. In addition to Pronghorn’s top-ranked Fazio course, their Jack Nicklaus course has past been ranked in Golf Digest as the No.2 pick in 2004 for best new private course in America.   

"We are honored to be recognized by these prestigious publications," said Tiffany Kruger, Vice President of Marketing for Pronghorn. "It affirms our commitment to community and quality for our members."

Pronghorn continues to be recognized as a prime destination throughout the country with accolades over the past year including LINKS Magazine’s “America’s Top 100”, Golfweek’s “Best Residential Golf Courses” and Golf Connoisseur’s “Top 40 Communities in America”, along with many more.    

About Pronghorn

Located just outside Bend, Oregon, on 640 acres and surrounded by 20,000 acres of protected federal land, Pronghorn is the premier, private golf/recreational community in the Pacific Northwest and the first in the West to offer a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and Tom Fazio golf course side-by-side. Pronghorn offers a limited number of exclusive home ownership opportunities. Services and amenities include a world-class Clubhouse, restaurant and golf academy, organized recreational activities at The Trailhead, and unlimited outdoor adventures offered by Pronghorn Adventures. Developed by Pronghorn Investors, Pronghorn brings together the allure of Bend, Oregon, with the casual elegance of an exclusive community in the heart of an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.