PRONGHORN GOLF CLUB
The last recession was tough on luxury vacation developments, but one bright side has been that top shelf tracks like the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pronghorn are now open for public play. Pronghorn unfolds over austere high desert terrain crowded with sage, lava outcroppings and juniper. Though it’s a desert course, it’s much more less punitive than most desert layouts, with generous landing areas and accessible paths to the green. Many holes are blessed with postcard views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to the west. As second Tom Fazio designed course is open for residents.