Thus the name Ted's Dread. It can be scary!
No really... it's all about the fun. Novice division won't be but 10 or 15 bucks for an experience you'll remember for a long time. It is always a blast. Come on out!
I dont know the history of the course but I do know there is a Ball Golf course out that way called Dub's Dread. Every year they have a tournament called the Monster Mash and it plays crazy long. Possible similarities? Perhaps.
What club or associations do you have to belong to, to participate in this type of tournament. I might take your advice and come out and hack it up.