About Ponderosa

Golf Course

A Masterpiece of Terrain Challenges ...

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.


Signature Holes

7th Hole

A 168-metre par-3 hole where the first shot must be carried across a large pond which runs along the approach, and all the way past the green.

Matured khaya trees are the obstacles for errant tee-shots, left of the green. Precise clubbing is paramount, especially when the winds pick up in the later afternoons, to carry and land the ball on the correct level of this relatively small undulating green that runs from the back to front. Bunkers flank the green on either side, so keeping your tee shot on line is a must. A truly challenging hole layout and the toughest of all the par-3s.

9th Hole

The par-5 ninth hole that plays dog-legged left from tee to green, measures 543 metres and has proven to be the longest and most difficult hole on the golf course.

Here, thickets of matured khaya trees, a creek, fairway mounds and hollows, uniquely high-lipped fairway bunker, narrow green-approach, intimidating greenside bunkers and a large undulating putting surface, all combine to make for a testy finishing number on this opening nine.

16th Hole

This is tagged as the most interesting par-4 hole on the back nine. This dog-legged left masterpiece measures 370 metres off the blue tee and has a huge pond with waterfall features to the left, that runs from tee to green.

The tee shot is best played to the right-centre of the narrow fairway, for anything left is water. Bigger hitters may attempt to cut across the pond for a shorter approach to the green. The well-contoured green is guarded by sand bunkers on both sides, with the Tebrau River in the background to add to its character.

Meanwhile, Hole No 11 provides a rare but vantage view of the Permas Bridge in the distance arching majestically over the Tebrau River, joining the ends of two peninsulas.


Category/Type Day Time
Morning Session Weekdays/ Weekends/ Public Holidays 7am - 9.30am
Afternoon Session Weekdays/ Weekends/ Public Holidays 12.15pm - 2.30pm
9-Holes 4.45pm - 5.30pm
Night Golfing Tuesday & Friday 4.45pm - 5.30pm
Last Tee Off 7.30pm
  • Minimum 3 Balls During Weekends & Public Holidays
  • Course Is Closed On Monday For Maintenance Up Till 10:00am

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