I agree that way too may amateurs, and the rest of the weekend warriors try to do what the pro golfers do. That or at least use the pros as a measuring stick. We amateurs play at the game. The professionals work at it. It's a fun vs pay check thing.
Myself, I know I am not capable playing like a pro, so what they can do on a golf course, has very little to do with me and my game.
The distance they hit the ball only effects their games, and not the game as a whole.
Yea, it's a separate facility from the courses I usually play. They do have a 9-hole course and I played it a bunch last year, but not at all this year and I haven't been there at all to practice.
Regardless of the sand condition, I usually have enough skill to get it out and on the green, though I did airmail a couple of greenside bunker shots in recent memory. Like I said, I'm not thinking about getting it close, just looking to be putting on my next shot and if it's close, it's a bonus.