Hi Mike -
I am with you about the faux dunes at the entrance to Sand Valley, and surrounding Lido. Totally unnecessary in my view, and very faux.
But the guy who decided they were necessary just gave me a ride on his jet, so he is laughing at us all the way to the bank.
Iím not quite as big a fan of Cape Arundel as you are - plus Iíd worry that clients would insist on a toned-down version of that, and that would be missing the point.
The truth is that just as posters here spend way too much time talking about bunkers, clients do, too, and itís one of the only features where they will let us be extravagant and set ourselves apart. Or, at least, itís one of the only ways that doesnít go over most golfersí heads.