I’m not talking about cheap ass random munis. Why do people dismiss designs by Greg Norman, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Fazio etc.
Here is my basic understanding:
-Too challenging (forced carries over water on many holes). Course can not be enjoyed across multiple handicaps ranges.
-Too “unnatural”. Decent holes ruined by contrived mounded framing.
-Lacks strategy. Hit the fairway or die.
-Aesthetically boring. Especially in bunker and green design.
I’d like to hear others articulate their thoughts.