The question in this thread has nothing to do with a PGA tournament course...it's talking about a US Open Qualifier.
Also, from everything I've read about amateurs playing PGA courses, your experience was remarkably poor (I don't mean any offense by that...it's hard to express what I mean without sounding snarky!)
In 2008, an 8.1 handicap shot a 114 on the US Open course, arguably the hardest setup in golf. A 6.0 handicap shot a 98.
I voted "no". I really do appreciate the intent of this; I think it's a good idea for amateur sports to be as inclusive as possible. However - for better or worse - college sports are big business, and they need to operate in a way that protects the competition. If this were high school, I'd think it was great...try to be as accommodating as possible to include as many kids as you could. But at the NCAA level, I just don't think this works.
This article, from 2016, had an interesting take:
I have a fairly negative view of the NCAA and its conferences, so I'm not sure that reason #2 even came into the picture. So, basically, the inherent inequity in accommodating them for golf was a necessary evil, in order for the NCAA to make money from BYU fans.
I was a 5 index at one time playing from the blue/white tees about 6300 yard on most courses. I played a private course that had hosted an average PGA tournament, I think it was the Bell South Open on the Wed following the closing Sunday. We played from the tournament tees to the pins which had been changed, easier for sure, by the rules of golf. I shot a 125. Could a 20 break 127, not a chance.