Another thing that seems completely misunderstood in this thread is whether the difficulty of "rough" can be judged by looking at a picture.
With 4 inch Bermuda it's almost impossible to find a golf ball unless you happen to step on it and if you are lucky enough to find it getting the club on the ball is about like trying to tear through shag carpeting. Looks can be very deceiving in different types and thicknesses of grass.
I've played out of Bermuda, unless you've played out of heather and bracken, you're just going to have to take my word for it. :)
Seriously, in the stuff I've shown you aren't shooting at the green no matter who you are - you're hacking out sideways onto the fairway.
This was never meant to be an "Us against them" thread. I used a local course to me is all.