That buddies golf trip you’ve been talking about? Now’s the time. 2018 is the year you cross this one off your bucket list: Pronghorn Resort. Although we’re fairly certain this bucket list item will not be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once you visit and play Pronghorn, you will want to recreate the experience year after year. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn Resort resides on many golfers’ bucket lists and for good reason. Golf Digest named Pronghorn Resort as one of 20 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations.

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Here’s a look at some other accolades this golf course received in 2017:

Voted No. 39 on Golfweek’s list of “Best Resort Courses” for 2017.  

Voted No. 5 in Oregon on Golfweek’s list of “Best golf courses you can play in each state” for 2017. 

Voted No. 36 on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” for 2017 .

Voted No. 6 on Golf Digest’s list of the “Best Golf Courses in Oregon” for 2017-2018. 

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Pronghorn Resort is big enough to offer something for everyone, but small enough to keep your group close. We are happy to help you plan the perfect guys trip. We will help you select the best lodging options on property to meet your group’s needs. Enjoy a suite with a full gourmet kitchen and outdoor gas grill. Throw some steaks on the grill and crack open a beer. Or let our chefs create an incredible dining experience for you in one of our restaurants.

While you are in Bend, Oregon, we suggest adding these bucket list items to your itinerary:

Take a helicopter tour of our golf courses.
You’ve played the course, but have you seen it from above? Plan a private helicopter tour of our two courses. Hop aboard your chartered helicopter right on the 18th green of the Tom Fazio Championship Course. Then be prepared to take in the award-winning designs from above. Big Mountain Heli Tours will give you a birds eye view of some of the most magnificent golf holes in the Pacific Northwest. Make a mental map and be ready for some incredible Instagram-worthy photos. Watch your favorite tracks fly by. This is a once-in-a-lifetime ride.

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Photo courtesy of Big Mountain Heli Tours.

Complete the Bend Ale Trail.
Finishing the Bend Ale Trail is more difficult than you think, so you’ll want to plan some quality time for this bucket list golf trip activity. It is the largest beer trail in the west. Whether you’re looking for a malty porter or a hoppy IPA, you’ll find plenty of it on the Bend Ale Trail. This mapped route hits 18 of Bend’s most popular craft breweries. Grab a beer or two at each, a stamp, and when you finish the entire trail, head to the Visit Bend office with your completed passport for a special prize.

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Bungee jump with Smith Rock State Park in the background.
Take an afternoon off from golf and plan some high-flying excitement. Located at the high bridge in the beautiful PS Ogden State Park, the Central Oregon Bungee Adventures bungee site offers stunning views of the Crooked River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. In close proximity to Smith Rock State Park, you could make a day of bungee jumping, rock climbing, and hiking before heading back to Pronghorn Resort for dinner and drinks.

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Golf one day, mountain bike the next.
In the winter we golf one day, ski the next. In the summer, we golf one day, mountain bike the next. Take a day riding some of the incredible single track in Central Oregon. Feel free to bring your own mountain bike, or rent one from our fleet. Either way we’ll be happy to help you plan your day and shuttle you and your equipment to and from the trailhead.

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Your buddies golf trip bucket list is in Bend, Oregon and Pronghorn Resort is the best home base. Our luxurious lodging, attentive guest services, and top resort amenities will impress your buddies and help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Let us help you plan the ultimate buddies golf trip!