Played this evening with the Kirkland ball and I have to say it's just a good ball. Is it better than any other premium ball, no, but you can't beat the price. Not sure how they are making them for this price but it's a good ball.
Gave my buddy a couple to try, he birdied the first hole he played with it. I had him hooked on Snell MTB but he loved the ball. Said when he ran out of his Snell's, he's going to have these in his bag.
I guess that depends on the definition of "Tricked Up".
To me "tricked up" means unfair. For example, I ran across a hole placement where the ball wouldn't stop within 9 feet of the hole. I four putted from 9 feet, which is pretty bad considering each putt was from the same spot. But not so bad considering my last putt was in from 9 feet. Putt up the hill and if you miss it comes right back down to the same spot. I just think they had a rookie placing the pins that day.
One "tricked up" hole placement is too many in my opinion.