Ponderosa Golf and Country Club
Tucked away amidst the idyllic suburb of Johor Bahru is Ponderosa Golf & Country Club, just 15 minutes from the city centre.Intimidating to golfers of all levels, this superb 18-hole layout promises compelling golf experience and service with a smile. Ponderosa is a perfect hideaway where one can enjoy many features including a great restaurant and relaxing pool. The clubhouse reflects a timeless ambience of grandeur, elegance and style while the whole development mirrors an eco-friendly concept. Owned by Bonanza Resorts Sdn Bhd, which is co-owned by the Kuok Group, Lee Rubber Group and Tai Tak Group, the property is managed by professionals in their respective fields.
Originally designed by Max Wexler and later re-modeled by Ronald Fream, the golf course measures 6,467 and 6,005 metres from the black and blue tees, respectively.
Though considered short by some golfers but with the sand and water hazards that Fream had so cleverly integrated into the varied contours and undulations of the greens, golfers will need more than just skill. Strategic thinking will be the order of the day and smart manoeuvres will ensure a challenging yet interesting playground.