I don't mind hitting woods into par 4s, but it can get out of control. I just played a course from the 6800 markers and didn't have a single iron into a par 4. Couldn't reach any bunkers from the tee. Loads of needlessly walking back tees. Had to driver on three short holes. This kind of thing hasn't happened to me since becoming proficient at the game. But then I rarely played 6800 yard courses when I hit the ball much further.
The next day was a bit better. Played 6500 tees at a different course and hit iron into two par 4s. Still a lot of walking back to tees and not reaching bunkers. Par 3s made more sense, only one driver which is fine. Ally doesn't like the descriptor, but this isn't nearly as fun as golf should be.
This is why I tend to avoid large group gatherings. Someone arbitrarily sets a tee of the day without much thought for the entire group. Let's see what silly tees are in store for me today.
One of my favorite ways to minimize this problem is just to play every hole from the closest tee to the previous green. You'll play some back tees and some forward tees, you'll get a good random mix of approach shot lengths, and you'd finish quite a bit faster, if the groups in front of you did the same thing.
[There used to be a scorecard at Lost Dunes of the "Doak Tees" which were nothing more than this -- the shortest walk.]
It doesn't work everywhere . . . if the course is stretched out on a line to maximize housing frontage, that might make you play it from the tips, as Matt Ward used to encourage us to do. That was never for me, but especially not at 62.