Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage Pronghorn, a highly decorated golf community in Bend, Ore.

Pronghorn is a luxurious golf and lifestyle destination featuring two 18-hole golf courses and an amenity-filled community and Residence Club. The pair of championship courses brings two masters of golf course design together for the first time with the Tom Fazio Course and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Both golf courses have received tremendous accolades – the Nicklaus Course was voted No. 21 on Golfweek’s list of the “Best Resort Courses” for 2010 and also ranked No. 4 in the state of Oregon for 2007-08. The Fazio course was the No. 4 “Best New Private Course” in 2007 by Golf Digest.

“Pronghorn is an exceptional golf destination that offers not only a premier private club experience, but attractive stay & play packages for the ultimate golf getaway as well,” stated Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Privé. “We are honored to have been selected by them and are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience of Residence Club guests and club members.”

Central Oregon’s 300 days of sunshine and spectacular scenery make Pronghorn an ideal location for golf vacations. The comfort and hospitality of Pronghorn’s Residence Club are available through stay & play packages that offer welcoming access to the renowned Nicklaus course. The intrigue surrounding the Nicklaus Course invokes a sense of reverence for the game, tempting players with the challenges it affords. The aesthetics of the private Fazio Course inspire a sense of awe, seamlessly blending each hole into its natural surroundings.

“With the operational challenges affecting both private and public golf courses today, Pronghorn elected to have Troon Golf manage our club, utilizing their vast resources to bring economic efficiencies that will assist in delivering a world-class experience to our members and guests,” stated Tom Hix, managing member of HDDP, the owners of Pronghorn.

The newly unveiled Pronghorn Clubhouse features a full list of amenities including personal wine storage, delectable dining and a complimentary on-site event planner. Pronghorn also features spa services along with two well-equipped fitness facilities. The Trailhead building is the clubs hub for activities and adventure. Hand-hewn stone fire pits, two pools, a tennis court, Camp Pronghorn for kids and the Trailhead Grill welcome multiple generations to the Pronghorn lifestyle.

Pronghorn recently unveiled the TOUR Academy, viewed as a leader in the golf instruction industry. The TOUR Academy provides a variety of diverse instruction programs – including golf schools, junior camps, and private lessons – to golfers of every skill level, ranging from the beginner to PGA TOUR players.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; and The Grove, London, England.

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