That is a great unflolding of your experiences and you should be proud of your performance if your handicap is still as stated. There are many very good golfers who have not done as well as you have. You surely know what I mean about going after pins... you might get away with it a few times but like a rattlesnake coiled to bite, some of those pin placements can send your ball off into some of the most difficult recoveries I have ever seen. I was advised of a tradition among some members there that you should not take unplayable lies, but rather just hack it out. Trust me, that does not work.
I hope you avoided the DAH on number 10. Since there are no rakes, each swipe at the ball just makes it worse. I have not been in it while playing, but I had to toss a ball into it and try to get out. My best shot was to hit back towards the tee and I barely got it out, then it rolled down into the typical PV rough.
No matter your score, playing there is a challenge and you feel the design trying to lure you into diaster. There are longer courses, there are harder greens, there are worse bunkers, and there are more demanding shots, but when you put all those together, PV is relentless and just keeps leading you toward something you really do not want to do. I loved the place. Too bad I am getting older and cannot play it again to the level I would like to. I have thought a lot about how to best play some shots there and decided my mistake was i did not use a mixture of approaches. There are shots that should be played like English bump and runs, and I would always throw the ball up in the air. Today, I think I would use every type of shot I could, no matter what they looked like.
I bought the book on the history of the club and keep it right above my computer beside Harvey Penick's and Ben Hogan's books, which have personal notes and are signed. It is a real toss up for me whether, if I had only one round left to play in life, whether PV or Augusta would be the choice. Probably Augusta because I truly am humbled there by the beauty and history, but PV is the harder of the tracks for me.