I know what you are saying and I agree that does happen as well. But it's a definite design decision on some courses. Old diagrams by Simpson, Colt etc... were even drawn that way for quite a few holes. And at some courses (including Western Gailes on occasion), it comes about simply by overlapping every tee on the sea side of the previous green.
I hear you too. Although I get an incredible joy to be alive factor on repeated plays on some of these less quirky, "championship" style links courses. In fact, I'd go as far as saying that in the end, these kind of courses give more back from repeated plays than do those with an abundance of quirk. Probably why I think the perfect courses are actually those that sit somewhere in between, those with great ground movement but more of a big scale, consistent and elegant feel... Sandwich, The Old Course, Portrush, Dornoch...