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当车子驶入蜿蜒的入口小道后，占据眼帘的色彩绝对是绿色，被左右两旁的参天大树循街包围的感觉就好像到了世界的另一端啊！其实大人还在新山，眼前美景乃 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 所有。
或许是市区里的大树总是无预警地被砍伐，没有了树的存在，与之相依的飒飒风声也变得稀有。站在这树篱下，想要立即进入度假的心情模式真的一点都不难。在此非常感激 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 的盛情安排，大人决定在这个周末暂时将时针调慢一些，亲身带各位体验高尔夫俱乐部内的两天一夜阖家乐活行！
Tucked away amidst the idyllic suburb of Johor Bahru just 15 minutes from the city centre, lies a perfect hideaway with modern amenities and facilities juxtaposed with old world charm where one can enjoy many features including good food and a good game. The clubhouse duly reflects a timeless ambience of grandeur, elegance and style while the surrounding development also mirrors an eco-friendly concept, so it’s hardly surprising when many call experience at Ponderosa Golf & Country Club to be a w(hole) in one!
If you’re already bored of those typical getaways and just want a weekend time off that doesn’t revolve around the usual seaside vacation or standard hotel amenities, here’s an excellent option to “chillax” and huddle with close friends and family without stepping out of Johor, while getting our healthy meals and juice fix courtesy of our ever hospitable friends from Ponderosa. JOM!
At only 10-15 minutes away from the city centre, Ponderosa is a quick and convenient getaway to a whole new world and a haven for anyone who wishes to enjoy the quiet scenery of green lawns and blue skies. Ideal for the stay over after a round of golf, weddings, small corporate meetings or simply for a staycation with the family, Ponderosa offers a double-storey 16-room western country-style lodge with a variation of rooms and suites that readily caters to city dwellers like us wishing to derive more out of our visit every time, and offers a comfortable space to retire to at the end of an activity-filled day. Two to be exact, and we simply can’t wait to check out what Yvonne and Zara have in store for us.
2:00 pm 办理入房手续
Check in @ The Lodge
The Lodge will be our home away from home, as our large, luxurious suites are furnished in classic country resort style and have high ceilings and large windows offering a fantastic view over the swimming pool. The suites, in particular, are hugely popular among wedding couples looking to hold a garden themed wedding either by the poolside or in the beautiful courtyard overlooking the golf course. All 16 rooms are currently undergoing refurbishment (by phase) to ensure a more conducive stay.
And in case you are wondering, there is Wi-Fi too. YEAH!
3:00 pm 奥林匹克标准泳池与网球设施
Swim & swing @ Olympic-Size Swimming Pool & Tennis Court
【 大人小分享】入场后俱乐部将会提供毛巾及储物柜，换衣间内也设有吹风筒与梳子等，每日开放时间为早上7点至晚上8点。欲洽专业游泳指导教练请电 Mr Hong +6012-716 3400
The Olympic-size swimming pool at Ponderosa is perfect for all of the family to enjoy a quick splash and provides ample watery space for both seasoned lane swimmers and complete beginners like us to learn as well as to practice our skills. Children will love the Wading Fun Pool readied for parents to keep their kids gainfully occupied during leisure breaks. For tennis enthusiasts, the various courts at the club are perfect for sweating out and getting the blood circulation going with a few rounds of swings and smashes.
The swimming pool is open daily from 7am to 8pm, with a range of membership options and family packages available. For enquiry on group swimming lessons or one-to-one coaching for adult and children, contact Mr Hong at +6012-716 3400 for more details.
5:00 pm 健身俱乐部
Workout @ Green Fitness Ponderosa
设施完整的健身俱乐部 Green Fitness Ponderosa 就在客房楼下 (办理入房手续柜台对面)。健身俱乐部每天早上7点至晚上10点准时开放。若看官们是附近居民，只需支付每月RM230的月费既能享用设施。
Health and fitness are the norms, especially in the current lifestyle of rat-racing and paper-chasing, so there’s no better place we rather be than the Green Fitness Ponderosa outlet here for a healthy respite from today’s busy lifestyle. The Gymnasium (located opposite the check-in counter) offers a therapeutic means to reach our personal goals to lose weight, tone flabby muscles or stay fit, through a variety of fun workouts such as Mixed Martial Arts, Body Combat, Muay Thai, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Aerofit, and other now-popular activities. Monthly term membership starts from RM230.
这就是咱们今天的私人健身教练 Alauddin，大人当然得把握机会咨询一番啊！超友善的他还真是有问必答，接下来他将为大人们示范一套八式的 High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.)，「Alauddin 你做起来怎么看起来就那么轻松啊！大人可是快喘不过气啦…」
Meet Alauddin, our friendly personal fitness instructor for the day, as we were put through a series of exercises geared towards pushing our personal endurance and cardio capacity. The workout is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), but no one is being left behind with everything is on our own pace.
一套八式的 High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T):
- Start Jump
- Kettle Bell Swing (8kg)
- Knee Tap Plank
- Step Up Plank
【 大人小分享】若看官们对私人健身或重训有兴趣，可电洽 Alauddin +6010-885 1275 询问专为你量身定制的配套。
If you’re looking for a one on one challenge that is customised for you, contact Alauddin at +6010-885 1275 to help you make all your dreams become a reality.
7:00 pm 金阁楼
Dinner @ Restoran Hop Sing
游了几圈加上那一套八式的 H.I.I.T.，就只为了到这里补充被大量消耗的卡路里啊！大人对于位于俱乐部内的金阁楼绝不陌生，从宽敞的大厅拾级而上后，再往右侧小巷直走，就能窥见金阁楼 (Hop Sing) 的踪影。
After having fun burning some extra calories during the day, the time has come for our appetite to be gratified and thirst quenched for our just rewards.
Located on level 2, Hop Sing is known to the surrounding neighbourhood for its varied cuisine that may be as refined as imperial service or as endearing as mum’s cooking. Here is where the usually pricey delicacies are made affordable with no compromise in quality. Try the Peking Duck, Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar, Mini Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Teochew Porridge, Halal Dimsum for all and much more.
【 大人小分享】大人在金阁楼享用晚餐的同时，发现原来此处也是非常热门的讲座分享会租用地，有意者不妨联系 +607-354 9999
Open to both club members and the general public, Hop Sing offers good old traditional Chinese fare, with a sumptuous menu that can rivals any 5-star establishments but at a price very few can match.
Need a Place for Seminar? Hop Sing also comes complete with audio-visual facilities and top notch services for full day and half-day meetings, or custom-made packages to meet specific needs. Contact the banquet team at +607-354 9999 for more details.
9:30 pm 体育休闲咖啡酒吧
Unwind @ Cantina Sports Pub & Cafe
喜欢跳舞的看官们，位处俱乐部一楼的 Cantina Sports Pub & Cafe，每个月的第二个星期五为社交舞之夜 Social Dance Night，而最后一个星期五则为拉丁舞之夜 Salsa Night。「除了入夜后能到 Cantina 喝上两杯之外，大人还打算明天中午到这儿享用近期推出的健康午餐呢！」
【 大人小分享】欲想参与以上舞蹈活动者请联系俱乐部的体育与运动部门 (Sports Dept.) +6016-702 7852 或电邮 firstname.lastname@example.org
Located off the concourse from the Cafe @ Ponderosa, Cantina Sports Pub & Cafe is your typical country lounge graced with two professional pool tables and a 53″ projection screen which televised LIVE games from a choice of various cable sports channels. Come the last Friday of every month, the Cantina instantly transforms into a Latin dance studio where customers from around the area gather to dance popular social dances likes salsa. The dancers here are a friendly bunch so just ask someone to teach you even if you’re a novice. Keep a look out for Jamie (the event organiser), and she’ll be more than happy to show you around.
For the latest information on the upcoming Social Dance Night (every 2nd Friday) and Salsa Night (every last Friday of the month), contact the Sports Dept at +6016-702 7852 or email: email@example.com
8:30 am 早餐
Breakfast at Cafe @ Ponderosa
看官们也可在此点阅关于 The Cafe @ Ponderosa 的美食文章：惊艳四射马来盘菜
After a good night’s sleep we are now ready for a hearty breakfast to kickstart yet another bright Saturday morning. Located off the lobby and descending a short of flight of stairs is the Terrace, with a wide verandah that opens on to the golf course assuring a breath-taking view. We are sure you would have probably notice by now that with so many golf resorts naming their coffee house “Golfer’s Terrace”, the club management has decided it’s time to rename and aptly call it The Cafe @ Ponderosa to maintain the casual vibes while continuing to serve the local favourites of the golfers as well, including our personal favourite Nasi Ambeng that stays true to kampung goodness prepared by Chef Zamani.
A speedy grab or a quick wrap just before or after golf, we took our pick of Nasi Lemak, Kampung fried rice and American breakfast from the assortment of ala carte choices featuring some extremely localised Malay or Chinese fare or to Western usuals of quick sandwiches, burgers or pasta. Our meals were served hot, fast and filling!
10:00 am 尽情挥洒高球人生 – 18洞之 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club
Tee off @ Ponderosa Golf & Country Club
享用完早餐后，就是尽情挥洒18洞高球人生的时刻啦！原来从 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 球场处还能眺望新山市景 (15分钟车程)！「若是周日早上来体验高尔夫，还能享有免费洗车与餐点 (Tee off before 10am)！」
【 大人小分享】这里也是新山唯一一个能体验夜间高尔夫的球场，详情请电洽 +607 – 354 9999 或电邮 firstname.lastname@example.org
此外 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 也提供由具丰富高球教学经验的教练 Golf Pro Valli 所亲自指导的青少年高尔夫球训练 Junior Golf Programme, 每月只需RM150 nett (每周一堂)，需至少五人一组，年龄需於15岁以下。详情请电洽 +6019-661 0487
Designed to provide an active yet therapeutic respite from routine drudgery, the 18-hole, par 72 golf course at Ponderosa was conceived as a natural course surrounded by lush, tropical green scapes that offer both physical challenges as well as visual treats of panoramic sweeping hills, with glimpses of the city skyline gracing the horizon.
Ponderosa also offers the only night golfing facility in Johor Bahru for die-hard golfers raring to tee-off at a nearby course without travelling too far, and yet bogged down with weekdays at work and the obligation to spend quality time with family during the weekends. For the early birds that enjoy an early morning tee off before 10am, a free car wash is yours to go while you swing into action.
If you are interested in picking up the game or simply improve your skills, or for absolute novices like us who have never swung a golf club in our lives, Resident Golf Pro, Valli will be on hand to provide lessons and to guide us through the moves. You can also start your children young at golf, with Junior Golf Programmes also available, complete with certification of handicaps. Contact +6019-661 0487 for more details.
11:30 am 亲子与宠物欢乐周末时光
Brunch with Bunnies – Pet Activity with kids
【 大人小分享】每逢周六与周日，Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 内的小动物们将会与小朋友们来个早午餐见面会哦！Brunch with Bunnies @ Cantina 只需RM38+就能阖家 (两位成人与两位12岁以下的孩童) 共享亲子与宠物欢乐周末时光 (11.30am-2.30pm)，记得带着相机来记录这与大自然的亲密时刻吧！此外，看官们也能为孩子们筹办一个与宠物们的生日派对哦，有意者请电洽 +607-354 9999 ext.282 或电邮 email@example.com
While the parents are happily teeing off, the kids can have a world of fun on their own too with the Brunch with Bunnies @ Cantina. This bunny meal is a brunch set meal that comes with playtime with over 10 resident bunnies, and it’s a steal of steals at RM38 for 2 adults and 2 children! Even without the kids in our case, we had a fantastic time playing with the bunnies in a pen cage set up by the children’s playground at the courtyard. The bunnies were a little shy, but we managed to gain their confidence through feeding them with the stems of flowers around the field.
For those of you who might be “allergy” to these furry critters. You can also check out their chicken farm or Japanese koi ponds, which in our opinion is a great educational outing for the kids. With subsequent plans to expand its range of pets and build a bigger, more comfy homes for its animals, we are sure this pilot initiative will soon become a hit with the kids and the young at hearts.
2:30 pm 低卡健康午餐
Healthy Lunch @ Cantina Sports Pub & Cafe
Whether you work out after a session in the gym, a robust round on the course or just simply for the heck of it, the Cantina is now serving Western meals and fruit juices complete with calorie count intact, and the price is irresistible too. Take your pick from a choice of 5 healthy drinks at RM8 nett per glass
除了新鲜的果菜汁，主厨们也准备了三道将精致调味料分量大幅降低的低卡健康午餐 (RM15 nett/per plate)，「蔬菜比例较肉类高出许多，而且毫无油分，完全的低卡又低脂啊！」
If you always count your calories every meal like us, then you’ll be smiling every day here with the recently introduced healthy meal sets with reduced calories and more nutritious ingredients. Just ask for the new menu and EAT HEALTHY. DRINK HEARTY!
- “AB Booster” 烤鸡沙拉 Grilled Chicken Salad, Estimated Calories 676
- “Salmon Trimmer” 水煮三文鱼与沙拉 Poached Salmon with Garden Vinaigrette Salad, Estimated Calories 727
- “Fitness Fillier” 蔬菜意大利面 Pasta au Ratatouille, Estimated Calories 1021
之前每逢到访 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club，总是与美食脱离不了关系，这一回真的非常感激俱乐部的体贴安排，让大人也有机会亲身体验里头的各种设施与活动！就算只有短短两天的假期，也能拥有远离尘嚣的度假心境！大人此刻顿觉旅行其实真的无关距离，而是一种解压情绪转念的氛围 😊 。若想更详尽地了解 Ponderosa Golf & Country Club 内的最新活动资讯，不妨到此免费索取每三个月出版一次的俱乐部季刊哦！
As the good things in life are best shared with family and friends, and there’s really so much to do at Ponderosa that is different from where most people usually go to, we have every reason to be back again soon.
For the latest events and happenings in golf, dining, wellness and leisure, be sure to pick up your complimentary and latest issue of Ponders (Ponderosa Golf and Country Resort‘s very own quarterly lifestyle publication) from your room, clubhouse or restaurants, or view the digital copy at your convenience. Happy reading and chilling!
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