Yeah. I agree.I just want to play 12 on the peninsula!
And I realize that hole 1 is pretty in the long, but short right is a harder placement. That's my two cents.
I think 1 Long is harder than short right because the upshot only. I've seen tons of people go way long on a 100 foot upshot and up with a silly Bogey. It's much easier to get up and down to the Short Right position.