Never play in one. I hope to do it a least once in my life. I think is good for course management, you can play just to see how many GIR, nGIR you hit with obviously penalty points fo hitting it OB, water and unplayable. Around the green and putting seames useless.
Pretty simple just reads ball speed and club face there is no reading greens played 9 rounds between my group of 3 guys and only saw maybe 8? made putts all together. They set a gimme range we play at 8" so anything inside 8" no need to putt.
Yikes yeah I wouldn't pay that I think this one is $28 an hour on weekdays and $36 an hour on weekends with 3 guys we can play 18 in about 2 1/2 hours so you're looking at $30 a person when we play on Saturdays which isn't too crazy i don't think.
Yeah the short game in general is pretty awful (on this one at least) just get 'er in gimme range and move on lol