I don't know. A weird one. I had four birdies on Friday and shot 87. Those things do not jive.
EDIT--Also, in case you think I may be one of those long hitters who just get in trouble a bit, I'm not. No penalty shots in that 87 with four birdies. Just a lot of bad shots.
I'm not doing it here just for the heck of it - I think that BPB is wildly over-rated. I think it's boring.
It completely fails to live up to what it could or should be given the property.
If you need to hang your hat on me agreeing that "some holes aren't boring" then that says quite a bit.
Get an avatar for yourself, please.
My opinion in a nutshell?
20-26 yard wide fairways on relatively long holes force you to almost always just hit a driver and to find the really narrow fairway. There's almost never a decision to be made on the tee about the club OR the location of the tee shot. Angles don't matter, but they really don't matter at BPB.
The bunkers are set into the rough, meaning that the fairway corridors have been somewhat artificially narrowed.
The greens are generally flat, relatively oval-shaped, and uninspiring. There are few that have any interesting contours, interior OR exterior.
Virtually every hole is a mid- to long-iron that must carry and land and stop on the green. Very few holes even allow a run-up shot.
Thick rough with virtually no recovery options everywhere.
Almost no half-par type holes (unless you count the ample 4.5-par par fours).
A dud of a hole opens and closes the course: 1 and 18, meh.
Six-hour rounds are common.
I think is it not that we are playing great golf as we are, in my case at least, playing improved or more consistent golf. And, we don't go into detail of what has taken a step backwards as how we regain out steps forward.
I felt frustrated as the OP is feeling.
Lessons, video taping, taking suggestions and tips taken to heart helped a lot.