Ponderosa Golf

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro 5203 Tel.: +639399061651, +639155076348 +639178425921


Most 9-hole, Par 3 courses are usually not really worth the effort for serious golfers but Ponderosa is the exception to the rule. There may be no long drives down tree-lined fairways but Ponderosa offers a serious challenge to any golfer's short game with verdant jungle pushing in on all sides and sweeping panoramas over the beaches and bays of Puerto Galera. Ponderosa's nine holes are strategically spread over 22 hectares of steep mountainside and in some places the fairways literally plunge from tee to green, that is why you have to walk the course. The course is laid out in the standard three tee positions --red markers for the Ladies tees, white makers for visitors and blue for members. There is also a second tee position for each hole should players like to play a full 18 holes.Bring more balls that you think you may need.




Open to the public. Tourists may book their tee times through www.golfph.com, a golfing website.


Ponderosa Golf is located on the side of Mt Malisimbo, south west of Puerto Galera town behind the popular resort enclave of White Beach. Puerto Galera is 130 kms. south of Manila on the island of Mindoro.

Getting There

From Sabang, Small La Laguna or Big La Laguna Beach, golfers have a choice of a jeepney from Sabang or renting a banca from the beach to Muelle Pier and then taking a jeepney or tricycle on to Ponderosa. The trip will take 40 to 60 minutes depending on connections. From Muelle, White Beach or any of the other popular resort beaches there. The trip is 15-20 minutes on good roads. The drive up to Ponderosa itself from the National highway is three kilometers and offers increasingly spectacular panoramas as you climb. The trip is worth the effort all by itself, whether you play golf or not.


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