Golf course familiarity runs contrary to the well tread relationship-tarring adage. Rather than contempt, playing the same courses over and over again tends to breed lower scores.
After logging dozens of rounds on a track, the lay of the land yields far fewer surprises as course knowledge become encyclopedic and the confidence of experience informs club selection and other strategic decisions.
Still, after a couple years of racking up rounds in your neck of the woods and seeing the same holes over and over again, many avid golfers begin to develop an itch to spread their wings, take their sticks out on the road and chase some strange. Put it this way, if course fidelity was a normative behavior and there was an Ashley Madison for guys looking to be a little less faithful to the well tread turfgrass of their local muni, it’d be as massive a success as Bandon Dunes.