Shot 86 today. Decided to play the white tees, and it made a big difference in my ability to get within range of the longer par 4's but didn't make much difference in my score, but mainly because my short game was not as sharp today.
Our club has extremely difficult greens. VERY fast and very sloped, making downhill puts (or chips) harder than any other ourse I've ever played. There are some greens where you might be (from 25 ft or so) putting level to a point where a downslope begins, and even if you putt (slow enough) to the point where it barely begins down the slope, it will roll past the hole 15 feet or more, possibly even off the green.
If you had putted any softer, the ball would never get the point where it could start down the slope, leaving you 20 ft short.
In other words, it's impossible to get te ball close (unless you knock it in by some miracle)
Our course has about 10 or 12 greens like this. The locals know to NEVER hit to those impossible points... sometimes you're actually better off to hit an approach shot to the green to land short of the green to prevent hitting to the higher parts of the green.
The greens are very much like Pinehurst #2... mounds which feed the ball off the green... on all sides of the green. It's like trying to land a ball on top of a Volkswagen bug.
so, that was today.