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Price Includes: • One night stay at the luxury Twin Pine Casino & Hotel • 18-holes of golf at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Club • Golf Cart included • Driving Range Token • 20% Off Additional Rounds 19210 Hartmann Road • Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467 707.987.3035 Stay Play Golf For Reservations and Information: Call Richard Pritchard, PGA, & reserve your custom package and preferred tee times. from $ 79 00 All rates subject to change. Call for details. See what golfers say about us... 5 / 5 Best Back Nine! 4.3 / 5 Great course, nice 19th hole 4 / 5 A great surprise with lots of variety! 5 / 5 It's a true test of your abilities. Good shots are rewarded and the opposite for bad shots. You will not be disappointed. +++++ ++++ + +++++ ++++ golfnow.com pp. dbl. occ. At the center of it all, geographically and otherwise, is the town of Bend. Ore- gon's fifth-largest metropolitan area is located in the middle of the state, and it stands as the only large city in the region. Bend also marks a transitional spot in Oregon's topography, located on the Deschutes River just east of the Cascades— and where lush coastal pines segue into a high desert climate. That makes for much more sunshine in the Bend area than you'll find along Oregon's coast. Bend may seem remote on a map, but getting there doesn't have to be an adven- ture unto itself. Roberts Field at Redmond Municipal Airport is just 16 miles north of downtown Bend, and features non-stop flights from San Francisco that scarcely last an hour. Driving to Bend can be done in less than a day from Northern Califor- nia, and includes scenic stretches through the Winema, Willamette and Umpqua national forests. Outdoor activities are a mainstay in Oregon—and Bend is no exception. The area is known for outstanding fishing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing—and, increasingly, for remark- able golf destinations. Pronghorn Resort, Sunriver Resort and Tetherow Golf Club all have layouts ranked in the top 100 of U.S. courses by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and the other two-dozen courses in the Bend area are cut from similar cloth. The highest-ranked course along the Central Oregon Golf Trail is Pronghorn's Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Ranked 38th on GOLF Magazine's current "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list, this visu- ally stunning layout is one of the Golden Bear's favorite designs. His canvas in- cluded lava rock outcroppings that give the terrain a timeless quality. The Nicklaus course plays out of the same clubhouse as Pronghorn's Tom Fazio course, which is for residential members of the property. Guests also have access to the renowned Pronghorn Academy, a full-service instruc- tion center with indoor/outdoor hitting bays and the latest diagnostic equipment. Pronghorn offers golf packages that in- clude lessons, which makes for a nice way to improve while you enjoy the game. You might want to take advantage of the instruc- tion, since the Nicklaus course is known to play fast and firm with a number of tempting risk/reward holes. Pronghorn offers a number of different accommodations for guests, from junior suites up to four-bedroom residences for group trips. Guests also have access to concierge activity planners, who can book guided river fishing trips, craft beer tastings or bike rentals for off-road excursions. If you're looking for even more golf, nearby Sunriver Resort has you covered with 63 holes for all skill levels. Crosswater is the resort's marquee course, having hosted the PGA Professional Champi- onship in June along with the Jeld-Wen Tradition on the PGA Tour Champions from 2007-'10. The Bob Cupp design sits at 4,200 feet of elevation, which means the ball travels much farther than it does at sea level. Don't be seduced by the long ball, 42 SUMMER 2017 | NCGA.ORG Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course No. 15) PRONGHORN RESORT

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