I kind of like the natural look of the link style courses in the UK.
We have a lot of chaparral in So. Cal. I often look into the hills and wonder, what if. . . we take advantage of the natural oak trees and the natural grass, it could look really nice. For instance, Angeles National (a Jack Nicklaus designed course) looks really nice, the only issue is that it plays really hard. Less green and more natural surroundings could be more attractive.
The golf courses will take on a more natural and regional look.