That's great to hear! I really want to play the new layout (and eat Bill Grays).
My point is that the pins here on all courses change constantly, not just for tournaments. I live near a little 9-holer that I play all the time. It is never the same course, and it is nowhere near the caliber of some of the Rochester courses.
Granted, a course like Ellison can be the usual red-tape headache, but Chili, Parma, and Basil could easily --and for very little $$-- be courses that give players a different look every time they step up to the tees. It's pretty fun showing up to the course and seeing them in different spots.
Alternate tees really require fairway work in many cases to work out, not to mention the bigger headache involved in getting them put in. Digging a few holes and dropping sleeves in can quickly change a hole from a hyzer to a anny, a driver to a mid, or a birdy to a bogey. You literally get hundreds of variations of a course for a fraction of the work in creating a new one.
I've played about 50 rounds on the local 9-hole here, and yesterday there were three baskets in positions I had never thrown on. It turned "another practice round" into something fresh and new... And it ain't no Parma.
Still rockin' my green shirt!