Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 3
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 3
The third hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club features an extremely wide green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 4
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 4
The fourth hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a short par 3 over waste bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - Cascade Mountains
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - Cascade Mountains
The Cascade Mountains serve as a backdrop at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - ghost trees
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - ghost trees
Ghost trees" are present throughout the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club, which is a square-mile development set in a high desert juniper forest. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 8
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 8
One of Tom Fazio's great par 3s is the eighth at Pronghorn Golf Club, which plays to a green beside two lava tubes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 9
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 9
The ninth hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a 676-yard par 5 from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 10
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 10
The 10th hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a straightaway, long par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 12
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 12
The 12th hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a reachable par 5 at just 500 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend
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Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend
Pronghorn Golf Club is the only side-by-side Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus designs at the same club in the U.S. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 16
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 16
The 16th hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a 218-yard par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 18
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Pronghorn Golf Club - Fazio Course - No. 18
The 18th hole on the Fazio Course at Pronghorn Golf Club is a long par 5 that is guarded on the left by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Fazio Course completes dynamic Nicklaus-Fazio duo at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend, Oregon

The second of two 18-hole courses at Pronghorn Golf Club is the Fazio Course, located in the central Oregon town of Bend.

The Fazio debuted shortly after the original Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn, making them the only side-by-side Nicklaus and Fazio courses in the West. The Fazio has five sets of tees and can stretch to 7,456 yards.

Winding through high desert, juniper trees and "ghost trees," the course is visually spectacular throughout the round. The club's most notable feature is the par-3 eighth hole, which plays to a green that is tucked beside two lava tubes. While this is a high desert golf experience played in high altitude, dry air, a few holes have ponds and creeks on them, including the risk-reward, par-5 18th hole that is reachable in two shots for longer hitters.

Managed by Troon Golf, Pronghorn is a private club and residential community. But there is also a Residence Club that offers stay-and-play packages on the Nicklaus. The Fazio Course, however, is private and available only to members of Pronghorn. But there is the possibility for outside guests to play the course in the afternoon accompanied by a host of the club.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Fazio Course completes dynamic Nicklaus-Fazio duo at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend, Oregon