First things first: Can't do anything about the shot that just happened. Second thing-and this is much more difficult to do: let it go. We all hit bad shots--some of which get us into real trouble.
Here's a really good tip I read in golf digest: When you're faced with a carry over water, waste area or other hazard and you're chances of negotiating a shot onto the green from your current position is low, assess the yardage, cut it in HALF and hit TWO shots of approximate equal distance with a high-percentage club.
Here's an example from this week. My second shot on a par-5 went off the toe of my 7-wood right and into trees leaving me a shot that I couldn't advance. Chipped out with a 7-iron but still had nearly 180 to a green fronted by a pond. Without a club in the bag, (or the skill level) to reach to the green, I hit PW 110 and a 70 yard shot onto green with my 58* wedge. Hit it close, missed the putt and finished with a double.
If you play smart and within your means, blowup holes will all but disappear from your card. IMO, the only reason for carding a 9 or 10 on ANY hole is you're just not thinking and making reasonable decisions out there. No excuse for going 'tin cup' out there.
Yep, course is in Streetsboro, OH and can be seen from OH Turnpike. Price is high, but it is one of the nicer tracks anywhere in NE Ohio. Very much 'target-golf' track.
I did not see the disclaimer on the website. The only time my golf mates and I will play there is when they drop the rates to around $50 later on a Saturday or Sunday. No special rates to be had and the price increases as the week moves toward weekend.
My guess is they have a good number of regulars who snag up the early tee times regularly on Sat and Sun mornings. The disclaimer comes off a bit 'elitist' to me. There are a couple of other courses like Windmill Lakes in Ravenna and Seven HIlls in Hartville where it's difficult to even get an early weekend tee time due to 'regulars' who are afforded regular standing early tee times. We tend to shy away from the courses with such policies.