Yea this gets amateurs a ton. Each golf hole has a point were the eye is drawn to. Its the same thing when you look at a painting, your eyes are drawn to one area first. Its just how our mind works. Artist use this to there advantage, and so do golf courses. I think Pete Dye uses it to much. He will give you blind tee shots, and mess with your visual Q's alot.
This one hole i play, the tee box, which has trees lining the right side of the tee box, point you 50 yards right of the fairway. there is a big tree on the left side of the fairway that encroaches on your tee shot a bit. The right side of the fairway some trees, not much, but enough were you can have a good break or bad break. The Fairway slopes right to left. Left is marked as a hazard. So comprehend that, tee box points you into trees, a tree on the left forces you not to want to hit challenge the left, and there's a hazard left. Everything is telling you, "HIT IT TO THE RIGHT".
Its taken me a year to get comfortable hitting this fairway. I use to just tee up the ball, and wonder why my good shots were going into the trees on the right. Even today i still think when i line up, i am aiming to far left, but i usually just play a draw off the right side of the fairway, using the slop to get it to roll to the middle, middle left of the fairway for a good angle into the green.
But here's what i do. I stand behind the ball. I will hold my club in front of me so the tip end is pointing down the fairway, and the butt end is over my ball. I will lower the tip end, tracing a line back to my ball. This helps me pick out a spot in front of me i want to align myself to. Then i will line up the club to the ball first. I am pretty good at this, but i can imagine a line from that point through the ball, and i get myself square to that. From there, i waggle a few times to get loose because i was just doing some heavy thinking on my alignment, and don't want to get stiff over the ball.
I think a good tip is, learn were your shoulders are aiming as well, when your hitting good shots into the green. If you can turn your head, were you think your ball should go, and you see more of your left shoulder, your probably aiming to far right. Just some visual Q's.