So please explain
Lovely views to be sure, and some nice ground movement. But I look at these pics and google earth and I see a bunch of straight holes, with straight mowing lines, playing into rather square greens flanked symmetrically by straight bunkers?
On the surface then, which I concede is as far as my knowledge of the place goes, I fail to get excited about it.
While I will always agree that pictures often don't capture the spirit or full scale of a place,
I am STUNNED that anyone could look at these incredible pictures and not get excited.
Turn off your google earth(2 D overhead lends nothing to this course or any other for that matter) and soak in the pictures.
Great terrain fully utilized in the design, great texture, ultra firm and fast, fascinating greens, many of a template nature but completely unique to the site.
I've played the course quite a few times and I've never thought of any of the holes as "straight"
The 6th hole may look "straight" from an overhead, but the hole is a virtual pinball machine that is played anything but Straight.
Look at the picture of #10 (or almost any other hole) and try to tell me that's not exciting-yet from overhead probably looks like no big deal.
Plenty of people play it, though I'm not sure that has anything to do with the discussion