Thank's for the clarification on the routing, Powell.
One really cool feature I noticed, I believe on 1st green and maybe the 11th as well, was a phenomenon I'm not sure I've seen before, what I will call a disapearing tier in the green. The right back half of the 1st green has a pronounced tier which gradually is overtaken by the greens overall natural grade as it angles to the left side of the green. I'm sorry I don't have a photo to illustrate it. Just a really interesting formation. As soon as I saw it I thought, "Why don't we see that employed more often?"
It's features like this that set one to pondering eureka moments in architecture. About 27 years ago I played Crown Point Country Club in West Springfield VT. The 10th hole there is a short dog leg right to a green set on a shelf, less than driver unless you are Hogan straight. I was stunned to discover that the green is prominently two tiered, but with the bifurcation set at a 45 degree angle to the line of approach. All other tiered greens I had seen to that point in my life were bifurcated at a 90 degree angle. Since that experience I have looked for similar architecture and don't recall another hole with such a pronounced angling of the tiers to the line of attack, although 16 at Merion is somewhat similar. I bet the dreaded word "fairness" has something to do with it.
Incidentally, Crown Point was designed and constructed entirely by the membership after the war over a several year period. They bought a bull dozer and had at it. Dwight Eisenhauer used to play it in the summer as his wife had family in Springfield. Bobby Locke also frequented the place for a similar reason. It's conditioning is not great, but the site is spectacular with great views north, west, and south.
I know, off topic.