Bronzwood Golf Club
No. 9, Par 4
The Big Dipper
Kinsman is not at the ends of the Earth, just the Valley. And from a perch halfway down No. 9, you can see the highs and lows of the Valley landscape.
The course is pretty cool, as are its owners, the Bronson family, and the par 4 No. 9.
The tee is tucked deep into the woods. You’re teeing essentially out of a chute and, because of what lies ahead, aiming to trees in the distance.
What lies ahead at 240 yards off the tee is nothing, to be exact. The fairway drops about 70 or so feet. It’s so steep, signs in the fairway prohibit carts after 240 yards.
It’s only at that 240-yard spot in the fairway that you get a look at the green. Any other spot, and you’re shooting blind into the sky — especially if you fall off right of the fairway.
The green sits right behind the pond, so your second shot from wherever you hit it — has to fly the green.