In Volume 3 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that:
“I can’t imagine Jack Nicklaus was too happy that his client then turned around and spent the savings from the first eighteen to let Tom Fazio dynamite his way to a much more dramatic sister project. I would rank this course as a bit of a guilty pleasure; it is really much too opulent for my tastes, but the dramatic use of sandy expanses up against the lava rock is superb and the mountain vistas are well exploited in the routing. The greens add a great deal of difficulty to the course, too, but the contours feel a bit awkward and unnatural.”
The Tom Fazio Championship Course at Pronghorn Resort received a score of 7 out of 10 from Tom Doak, and a score of 6 out of 10 from one of his co-authors.