But in addtion to the very elevated green (two extra clubs), Pete or Roy Dye put a diabolical sand trap on the side of greenside. Again, no possiblity to run your shot up. Unless you can hit high, relatively long irons, this is not a good course for you.
Now, at this stage I should talk about the sand traps. Inasmuch as the designers made so much use of them, you would expect them to be in good shape. While some were, some weren't - they were more like hard packed mud. The sand is heavy and after awhile I learned how to play them. You could take a full swing and the ball would fly about fifteen yards. But there were no rakes on the course, no rakes on the carts and the caddies did not carry rakes. So you generally got a bad lie in the sand, often in someone's foot print.
Without a caddie, the course costs $85 for nine holes and $135 for 18 holes. For that amount of money, they should at least have rakes on the carts. This is especially so because they require you to take a caddie in the mornings and the caddie should be exected to rake the trap.