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Whoa.... [insert smiley smooking weed here]
My point is that strategy is in the eye of the beholder.
I think that Flynn had it right when he said that every course should be redesigned once you see how it actually plays. It is not for nothing that a high proportion of the greatest of courses are those that have been given a lot of TLC, over a long period time, by talented players.
I think that a great golf strategist (e.g. Hogan, Nicklaus, Woods) could find all sorts of ways to play even the dullest of courses (no names, please...). On the other hand, a great course designer would find it impossible to create a course that would inspire a dull golfer to play strategically. Putting this another way, the "strategies" of any golf course are almost by definition infinite, due to the nature of the game and the fallibilities of the players (even Hogan didn't hit out of his divot marks on every hole).
The point you are missing is that in the present tense people are dynamic whilst golf courses are largely immobile.
Amuse me by trying to explain why Cypress Point, for example, is more strategic (or less so, if you want to be daring!) than, say Barona Creek (both of which we have each played). I'll be interested in hearing your arguments, Counsel.