Tucked away in an idyllic suburb of Johor Bahru Ponderosa Golf & Country Club is located just 15 minutes from the city center and 8 kilometers from the Singapore causeway. The Max Wexler designed Ponderosa Golf & Country Club blends natural terrain and tropical foliage to create a natural golf environment. The course derives its name from a well-known American pine, is also the name of the famous cattle ranch in the hugely popular television series Bonanza. The 18-hole Johor golf course was remodeled by Ronald Fream in 1996 and measures 6467 meters from tips. Though considered short by some golfers, Ponderosa has many sand and water hazards and tricky undulating greens to make it challenging for even the best golfers. Furthermore, long par-3_s, fairways built around hills, and strong wind all add to the challenge at this Johor golf course. Notable holes include the 7th Ponderosa's signature hole. This is a 168-metre par-3 hole whose first shot must carry a large pond which runs along the approach and all the way past the green. Matured trees serve as obstacles for errant tee-shots, left of the green. Precise clubbing is paramount to carry and land the ball on the correct level of this relatively small undulating green that runs from the back to front.