I ave been ranting and raving for 10 years about how ridiculous modern design is.
Here you ave Merion. Under 7000 yards, no rock piles in the middle of the fairway, no canyons 5 feet from the edge of the fairway, no mounds in the fairway that repel the ball into said canyons and no 6 tiered greens.
Yet…look at the scores. I am sure there are throngs of people out here who love the “canyon” courses who are calling this a well manicured muni.