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To use you example, if you judged the quality of Cypress Point only from the forward most set of tees, you would judge it much differently if no consideration is given to the teeing options behind you.
Always playing the same course from the same tee markers sounds excruciatingly boring, a yawn fest. Mix them up. Expand the interest and the challenge. Atb
Charlie,Isn’t the key statement you just made:“I’d still know the further back tees exist”? Why would you care about those tees existing if you think the courses is outstanding in quality from the forward most set? I can tell you from having played CP dozens of times, the forward tees would be a totally different experience and different quality of golf if viewed from my own games perspective. If viewed from the perspective of someone who should be playing those tees, maybe not so much.
Are there other courses where the difference in tees has a tremendous difference in the quality of the playability of the course?
I have advocated making 18 hole championship courses that are for example 7000 yards from the tips play as 18 hole par three courses on certain times/days of the week.
I agree with Mark here 100%Of course if a really good player tees it from the up tees at 5000 yards its going to be wedge on the 3s, every par 4 will be drivable, and the 5s will likely be driver/short iron. Its a completely different playing experience and journey around the course. ( I do think it'd be a great idea for a silly season 4-club event instead of the usual stuff.)