I can appreciate your pain, "Retired". We seniors possess a great gift, the gift of fooling ourselves!
My buddy thought he was still hitting the ball 260-270 off the tee. On a 400 yard par 4 I asked him how long he thought he hit his drive. He responded as usual, 260-270. I then asked him why he had 180 into the green! That would mean he hit his drive 220!
I had to pester him for years with info like this to get him to move up to the next set of tees! But there is a rub! many of the older courses around here were designed with Blue, White, and Red tees only. What do they do when they need to install a set of gold tees?! What they usually do in cram them in right behind the red tees. I don't like that! I can still hit it much farther than most women amateurs in my area. When we scramble the ladies for drinks, they will gripe like hell about that, and I can't blame them.
I don't care if we senior men have a proper tee box, just give us a closely mown area that is fairly level where we can tee off, that is about 75-100 yards behind the ladies, and we're good to go!
Admittedly I haven’t played them in a while. Magnolia gets the hype for hosting a PGA tournament years ago. Magnolia took a beating one summer and burned up. They’ve since repaired it but I still find Palm to be a more enjoyable experience.